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The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby (“Derby”) is a random drawing raffle; it is sponsored by and all net proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois (“Sponsor”), 605 E. Willow, Normal, IL 61761. Sponsor is a registered 501(c)(3).

The Derby is open to persons age 18 and over, unless noted otherwise. Employees of Sponsor are not eligible to win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited. Raffle purchases are not tax deductible.

To enter, eligible entrants must purchase a raffle chance (“adopt a duck”) at $5 each or 6 ducks for $25 online (at www.chicagoduckrace.com) at race site or via mail, by form available from Sponsor or through promotional partners. Online entries must be received by August 2, 2017. Adoptions may be suspended at any time by Sponsor. Completed form and payment may be mailed to Special Olympics Illinois, 500 Waters Edge Ste 100 Lombard, IL 60148, and must be received by July 31, 2017 to be considered eligible. Entries received after the deadline will be processed as a donation to Special Olympics Illinois.

Odds of winning depend on total number of qualified entries. A minimum of 30,000 rubber ducks will be launched on the Chicago River at approximately 1 pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Date and location are subject to change without notice. No attempt to free or interfere with any duck will be permitted, unless deemed necessary by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to manually maneuver rubber ducks along the course and terminate the race and determine the winners by random selection. Only rubber ducks provided by Sponsor will be entered, and all ducks remain the property of Sponsor.

Prizes will be awarded in order to eligible entrants, as name appears on adoption form or online entry, whose entry number corresponds with number of the first four (4) rubber ducks in order of finish.

Grand Prize:Approximate MSRP - $31,685. Courtesy of the Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association. Grand Prize winner must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and proof of insurance to take delivery of vehicle. Sponsor and Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the safety or performance of prize awarded or in connection with any warranty or representation therewith. The Chevy Equinox prize vehicle will have been used and will be awarded in “as is” condition. The vehicle will have accrued mileage, although actual mileage on the Chevy Equinox cannot be determined prior to the awarding of the vehicle. Winner must accept prize as stated or prize will be forfeited. Winner does not have the choice of color or options. Winner must take delivery of vehicle within (30) days of notice of availability from a Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association dealership at a time and date to be determined by the Winner with approval of the Sponsor. Grand Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash option in lieu of the Grand Prize. Grand Prize winner is responsible for all taxes (federal, state, local) and fees (including title, license, insurance and vehicle documentary fees) prior to delivery and for all costs associated with any other expenses related to the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein. In addition, Grand Prize winner must supply taxpayer identification number (Social Security number) prior to receipt of the Grand Prize. Sponsor must receive tax installment prior to delivery of Grand Prize and winner will be issued IRS forms for value of prize. Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising purposes without further compensation necessary, unless prohibited by applicable law.

Second Prize: Value $2,500 - $3,000 - (1) two-night trip to Las Vegas, NV for two adults departing from ORD, Chicago O’Hare or MDW, Chicago Midway Airport. Trip includes two-night room accommodations, round-trip charter air, and a dinner for (2) at the Sugar Factory Las Vegas. Two tickets to a Backstreet Boys Meet and Greet at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. includes meet and greet with the Backstreet Boys, Personal Photo with Backstreet Boys, access to the preshow VIP lounge, 2 preshow drinks and snacks (21+ for alcoholic beverages), exlusive limited edition autographed poster (shipped after the show), escorted entry into the theater, commemorative VIP laminate. Trip is valid for travel through July 1st, 2018. Taxes, insurance, any applicable baggage fees, and additional expenses (such as optional excursions, spa treatments, phone calls and souvenirs) are the sole responsibility of the winner. All vacations are approved on a promotional basis & are subject to availability. Blackout dates do apply. Travel dates are final and will not be extended. Travel is not permitted during holiday periods including both 5 days prior to and after. Trips are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. DriverDo reserves the right to substitute the vacation with another of equal value. Hotel to be determined by DriverDo. Trips are valid for 2 adults ONLY per room and do not include any special promotions. Please provide 30 days advance notice of your intended travel date in order to redeem prize. NO room upgrades. Winner must be at least 21 years old or traveling with a legal guardian. Employees of participating companies and its properties, sponsors, vendors and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

Third Prize: Value $2,000 - (1) three-night trip to Riu Palace Peninsula, in Cancun, Mexico for two adults departing from ORD, Chicago O’Hare. Trip includes three-night accommodations, round-trip charter air, transfers to/from resort, non-motorized watersports, all food/drinks at the resort and the assistance of an in-resort Apple Representative. Trip is valid for travel through July 1st, 2018. Taxes, insurance, any applicable baggage fees, and additional expenses (such as optional excursions, spa treatments, phone calls and souvenirs) are the sole responsibility of the winner. All vacations are approved on a promotional basis & are subject to availability. Blackout dates do apply. Travel dates are final and will not be extended. Travel is not permitted during holiday periods including both 5 days prior to and after. Trips are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Apple Vacations reserves the right to substitute the vacation with another of equal value, equal Apple rating or within the same hotel chain should any unforeseen circumstance occur. Hotel to be determined by Apple Vacations. Trips are valid for 2 adults ONLY per room and do not include any special promotions. NO room upgrades. Winner must be at least 21 years old or traveling with a legal guardian. Employees of participating companies and its properties, sponsors, vendors and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

Fourth Prize: Value $818–Discover DuPage. Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Resort & Conference Center - $200 Value - includes deluxe accommodations for a one night weekend night stay on a Friday or Saturday night. Plus full use of our facilities. Expires 2/2/2018. Gratuity and taxes included. Certificate is non-transferable. Certificate will not be extended beyond original expiration date. Black out dates applicable. May not be redeemed for cash. Duplicates are not allowed. No substitutions. No cash back. Suite accommodation based on availability. Mon Ami Gabi - $100 Value - includes 4($25) gift cards. Valid for one-time use at Mon Ami Gabi for up to $25 off your bill. Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Cannot be cominbed with any ohter promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid toward Frequent Diner Club points. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery. Other restrictions may apply. K1 Speed - $50 Gift Card and gift package. Cantigny Golf - Foursome of Golf: 18 Holes with Carts at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, IL. Valid through October 31, 2017.

Fifth Prize: Value $400 - 2017 NASCAR CUP Series – (2) Tickets to the Monster Energy NASCAR CUP SERIES on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Prize must be claimed by August 31, 2017. Other restrictions may apply. Employees of Speedway Corporation are ineligible to win..

Winner need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by telephone, email or U.S. mail at the phone, email or address indicated on entry form or provided online. Winners will be announced on Special Olympics website at www.soill.org as soon as all the winners have been verified. In the case of insufficient contact information and/or if Sponsor is unable to contact winner and if winner does not contact Sponsor to claim prize within 15 days (August 18, 2017) of race date at 500 Waters Edge Ste 100 Lombard, IL 60148, or if winner is deemed ineligible to win, Sponsor may select alternate winner through random drawing of entries.

By entering, winners consent to use of name, address and likeness for advertising, promotion and publicity purposes without additional compensation. No substitutions, cash equivalent prizes, transfer or exchange of prizes will be provided in lieu of prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute if advertised prizes become unavailable.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Derby or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time, for any reason. Should the Derby be cancelled at any time for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners in a random drawing from among entries received.

Entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. Each entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any liability, action, loss, damage or claim arising in any way from participation in or administration of this Raffle or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.

Except as specified below, all logos are registered trademarks of Sponsor and use is prohibited without Sponsor’s express written consent.

The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is a licensed fundraising event of GAME, Great American Merchandise & Events, 16444 N 91st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

*Duckapalooza is a three day online promotion running from July 12-July 14, 2017. Anyone who purchases a Quack Pack, Flock of Ducks or Diamond Duck package during this time frame will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for one of three gift cards (to be determined by sponsor). Prizes will be drawn by sponsor on Monday, July 17. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.


** Wilson Contreras Promotion is a two day promotion running from August 1 - August 2, 2017 (CST). Anyone who adopts a Quack Pack, Flock of Ducks, or Diamond Duck package online during this time frame will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a souvenir rubber duck signed by Willson Contreras, 2 tickets to an upcoming Cubs game and $50 gift certificate to The Sugar Factory Restaurant. Prizes will be drawn by sponsor on or before Monday, August 7. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.