The Great Rubber Duck Splash Rules and Regulations
1. The Great Rubber Duck Splash is produced by North Star Community Services, Inc., the “Producer”, a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose mission is to “empower each person to realize potential, pursue dreams, and enjoy life.”
2. A minimum of five thousand (5,000) ducks will be entered in the race. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
3. All ducks entered are and shall remain property of the Great Rubber Duck Dash. Once the ducks are launched, they are on their own. No attempt to free or interfere with any duck is permitted, unless deemed necessary by the race committee.
4. The Great Rubber Duck Splash will be held at The Falls Aquatic Center, 3025 S. Main Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa) on July 29, 2023, at 9:00 AM. The racecourse will be established by the race committee. The Great Rubber Duck Splash reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine the winners by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the Great Rubber Duck Splash’s control.
5. A number will be attached on the bottom of each duck called the tag number. The individuals associated with the tag numbers on the first ducks collected by the Producer will be awarded prizes. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize(s). Winners will be notified by mail and must pick up their prize from the Producer by Friday, August 4th.
6. A copy of the Rules and Regulations, a list of Prizes and, after the event, a list of Prize Winners can be obtained from the Producers by sending a written request with self-addressed stamped envelope to: North Star Community Services, 3420 University Ave., Ste. C, Waterloo, IA 50701.
7. The entry portion of each adoption paper must be completed in its entirety and delivered to the Producers or an authorized representative of the Producers or mailed to the Producers at the address set forth in rule (6) and received by the Producers by July 28, 2023, to be eligible to win any prizes. Adoptions forms received through the mail after such time will be considered a donation to North Star Community Services, and not an entry into the duck race. Entrants assume the risk of non - delivery of any entries to the Producer. Ducks may be adopted in person at the event booth up until the time the Producer deems appropriate before the start of the race or until all available ducks have been adopted. All adoption sales are deemed final; no refunds will be granted.
8. No cash equivalent prizes or exchanges will be provided in lieu of the designated prizes. Any taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the entrants release the Producers, its officers, directors, volunteers, staff, sponsors and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to the prizes. By entering, winners consent to the promotional use of their names and likenesses without any additional compensation.
9. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, one free entry per person can be obtained by presenting a handwritten request to North Star Community Services and submitting a self-addressed stamped return envelope for mailing of entry ticket. Requests for free entries after 5,000 ducks have been adopted will not be honored. All requests must be made before July 21, 2023.
10. The winner of any prize must be over 18 years of age and must pay any applicable sales tax or other fees associated with the prize. If the prize winner is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may claim the prize on their behalf. Winner need not be present to win. Each winner is responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prizes. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Producer must provide a valid federal tax identification number to claim the prize and 5% state of Iowa taxes will be withheld.
11. Winners will be announced following North Star Community Services’ Great Rubber Duck Dash. Winners will also, where necessary, be notified by telephone, email and/or U.S. mail. If a winner does not claim his/her prize within 30 days of race date, or if the Presenter is unable to contact a winner due to insufficient or illegible contact information, or if a winner is deemed ineligible to win a prize, Producer will select a substitute winner by random drawing of entry tickets. All prizes will be awarded.
All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by North Star Community Services’ Great Rubber Duck Splash Committee, and its judgment is final.
12. In case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances preventing the running of the race, the rain date of July 30, 2023, has been established. If for any reason bad weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the running of the race on the rain date, then the ducks will be selected randomly, and winners will be notified by telephone.
13. This event is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
14. The North Star Community Services’ Great Rubber Duck Splash and its logo are registered trademarks of the Producer, and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use them without the Producer’s express written consent.
15. The Derby Duck Race/Turtle Turbo Trek are registered trademarks of GAME and cannot be used or copied without its written consent.