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Rules and Regulations

2019 Ducky Derby Ambassador Jacob Dodson

The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash (“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 at race site or via mail, by form available from Sponsor or through promotional partners. Online entries must be received by August 31, 2019. Adoptions may be suspended at any time by Sponsor. Completed form and payment may be mailed to Special Olympics Illinois, 1740 Innovation Drive, Box 23 Carbondale, IL 62903 and must be received by August 30, 2019 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 5,000 rubber ducks will be launched into Ski Cut Lake (behind exhibition hall) at approximately 3pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in DuQuoin, 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: $2000.00 Cash!! Courtesy of a group of Country Financial Representatives

Second Prize: $1,850. Courtesy of Apple Vacations, America's Favorite Vacation Company and Riu Hotels and Resorts - (1) three-night trip to Riu Yucatan, Riviera Maya, Mexico for two adults departing from STL, St. Louis. 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 August 1st, 2020. 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.

Other Prizes:

3. Stay and Play golf and cabin Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, Makanda, IL. 2-night stay in (2) 2-bedroom cabins, with 2 days of golf for up to 4 people. Gift basket upon arrival from Alto Vineyards.

4. The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slide into Chicagoland Speedway. The 2018 culminated with one of the greatest finishes in NASCAR history. The world's greatest stock car drivers. The world's greatest fans. This prize includes 2 tickets to the NASCAR race and a $300 gift card to cover your choice of gas, hotel or food on the trip to the Speedway.

5. 1 night stay in the beautiful Tuscany Romance Suite at the Blue Sky Winery. (Sunday through Thursday only). Zip line for 1 person at Shawnee Canopy Zip line 3 hour tour at Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour. GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES IN BEAUTIFUL GIANT CITY STATE PARK. Gift certificate to eat in the gorgeous Giant City Lodge at Giant City State Park

6. This amazing Pub Table handcrafted by a local donor for you to enjoy time with friends and family. Bonus, gift certificates from several local breweries that are members of the Southern Illinois Beer Trail. At some stops you can also get a private tour and sample their selections.

Pop Up Prizes: Drawings will be held throughout the selling season for anyone who buys a Quack Pack, a Flock of Ducks or a Derby Donor Package! Drawing dates will be announced via social media posts, at Certified Duck Dealer locations and with Media Sponsors.

The Shop Local Prize package features gift certificates, baskets and products that are one of a kind such as uniquely produced or crafted products right here in southern Illinois. Items included as of now, more may be added later, are Rendleman Orchards gift certificate, McNitt Growers gift certificate, Somerset Farms farm house meat bundle, Five Hen Farm chicken and eggs package, a one of a kind necklace from Twisted by Lisa Smith, custom made piece for the Ducky Derby by Beth Alongi Glass, a gift basket from Louie’s PR Deli, 2 rounds of Golf at Hickory Ridge Golf Course and several others to be announced.

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 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 (September 15, 2019) of race date at 1740 Innovation Drive, Box 23 Carbondale, IL 62903, 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 Special Olympics Illinois, Sponsors, 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 Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash is a licensed fundraising event of GAME, Great American Merchandise & Events, 16444 N 91st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.