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Special Olympics Colorado Unified Raffle

Official Rules and Regulations

Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) a Colorado nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting a Raffle to raise funds for its ongoing charitable activities and purposes. The rules (the "Rules") of the Raffle, set forth below, govern the Raffle, award of prize, and participation in the Raffle. These Rules bind every person (a "Ticket Holder") who buys or holds a Raffle ticket. By purchasing or holding a ticket, each Ticket Holder agrees (a) to be bound by these Rules and (b) that SOCO's interpretation and application of these Rules is conclusive and final.

The Raffle Grand Prize Drawing will take place on August 8, 2023. The final ticket purchase deadline for entry is July 28, 2023 (the "Final Ticket Purchase Deadline"). Only 45,000 tickets will be sold.

Raffle Ticket Information

Purchaser and Ticket Holder Eligibility

To be eligible to purchase a ticket, a ticket purchaser (an "Eligible Ticket Purchaser") must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase and (b) not be precluded by Applicable Law (as that term is defined in the "Registration with the State of Colorado and Applicable Law" section of these Rules") from holding or purchasing a ticket or participating in a raffle. Not open to residents of California.

If a ticket is purchased by an Eligible Ticket Purchaser who designates another person as the Ticket Holder, then that person must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of the purchase, (b) be a Colorado resident physically residing in the State of Colorado and (c) not be precluded by Applicable Law (as that term is defined in the "Registrations with the State of Colorado and Applicable Law" section of these Rules") from holding or purchasing a ticket or participating in a raffle. A ticket purchaser outside of the State of Colorado MUST designate a Colorado resident as the ticket holder. Not open to residents of California.

A person cannot be an Eligible Ticket Purchaser or a Ticket Holder if such person or holder is a person (a) with whom U.S. persons or entities are restricted from doing business under regulations of the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Department of the Treasury (including those named on OFAC's Specially Designated and Blocked Persons List") or under any statute or executive order or (b) who is acting, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of any such person.

SOCO employees and members of their household may not purchase a ticket and are not eligible to win a prize.

SOCO Board Members may not purchase a ticket and are not eligible to win a prize.

SOCO reserves the right to require reasonable evidence of the eligibility of an Eligible Ticket Purchaser or Ticket Holder at any time and to void any ticket sold to a person who does not meet the eligibility requirements or who is precluded by applicable law from holding a ticket or participating in a raffle.

How to Purchase Tickets

Eligible Ticket Purchasers may purchase Raffle tickets online at Eligible Ticket Purchasers may also purchase tickets by mail, by downloading and printing off the order form, by phone (720-359-3100) or in person, during normal business hours, at the Special Olympics Colorado State Office, 12450 E Arapahoe Rd., Suite C, Centennial CO 80112. Eligible Ticket Purchasers may not purchase tickets by email or voice mail. All entries must include payment by cash, check or money order (payable to Special Olympics Colorado) or credit card. At the time of purchase, Eligible Ticket Purchasers must provide their name, address, phone number, credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date, and such other information as SOCO may require.

Tickets will be distributed and ticket numbers will be assigned in the order that payment is received. A participant who has not included an email address will be called. Their ticket number(s) will be sent to them by one of the following ways A) Texted to their cell phone number B) Participant will provide an email address C) Ticket number(s) mailed via USPS. Individuals with questions, or who did not receive their ticket number(s). Call: 720-359-3119. All payments will be deposited upon receipt. SOCO reserves the right to reject any entry form that it deems defective, illegible, ineligible, or submitted without "good funds."

In accordance with Applicable Law, SOCO will not mail Raffle tickets to Ticket Holders. SOCO will mail or email unofficial raffle tickets as receipts for ticket purchases to the Ticket Purchaser within two to three business days of purchase. To win a prize Ticket Holders do not need (a) to possess a hard copy of a Raffle ticket or a receipt in order to win and (b) do not need to be present at a drawing.

All Raffle ticket sales are final. SOCO will make no refunds except under the following circumstances: SOCO will return any payment that SOCO receives after (a) it has sold 45,000 tickets or (b) after the Final Ticket Purchase Deadline. No other refunds are available except at the discretion of SOCO.

Odds of Winning

The odds of winning one or more prizes will depend on the number of tickets sold. If SOCO sells all 45,000 tickets, the odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 45,000. The overall odds of winning one of the 331 prizes is 1 in 135. The chance of winning the Grand Prize, Early Bird Prize, Weekly Add-On Prize, and secondary prizes will vary based upon the number of tickets sold, and if SOCO sells less than 45,000 tickets or adds additional drawings or prizes, the chance of winning a prize will increase.

Prize & Drawing Information

Net Raffle Proceeds

As used herein, the term "Net Raffle Proceeds" means (a) the gross proceeds received by SOCO received from the sale of tickets in the Raffle less all Raffle-related expenses as determined by SOCO. The determination by SOCO will be binding in all events other than a manifest error made by SOCO in the computation of the revenues and expenses of the Raffle.

Prize Restrictions relating to Grand Prize vehicle: The grand prize vehicle will be offered to the winner in "as is" condition, with limited warranty, express or implied. The Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck is non-assignable and non-transferable. Winner is solely responsible for applicable taxes on the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck and for any and all state or local license, vehicle registration, title and insurance fees, and any other expenses related to the acceptance and use of the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck not specified.

Winner must take delivery of vehicle within 30 days of notice of availability or the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck prize may be forfeited. The winner must show proof of vehicle insurance prior to delivery and/or pickup at SOCO, 12450 E Arapahoe Rd, Suite C, Centennial, CO 80112 or arrange and pay for delivery. Winner must provide valid U.S. driver's license.

Drawing Procedures

For the drawing, SOCO will draw at random and determine the winning ticket under the supervision of SOCO's certified games manager(s).

At the discretion of SOCO and subject to approval of the Colorado Secretary of State, SOCO may extend or modify ticket purchase deadlines (the Final Ticket Purchase Deadline) and drawing date, time, and location. Any changes to the drawing will be posted on and purchasers will be notified by email, text to their cell phone or by USPS mail. The Raffle winner will be posted on the Raffle website at The SOCO Certified Games Manager(s) is the final authority in the event of any disputes regarding any of the drawings.

Rules Applicable to All Ticket Buyers and Prizewinner

SOCO will make reasonable efforts to contact the prizewinner using information provided on the winning entry form. If the prizewinner does not contact SOCO within 30 business days after the first initial contact notifying the prizewinner of he/she winning, then SOCO shall give notice to such prizewinner by U.S. Postal Service certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address set forth in the information provided by the Eligible Ticket Purchaser. This notice shall state (a) the prize won, (b) a telephone number of a contact person at SOCO, (c) the time and location where the prize can be claimed, and (d) that if the prize has not been claimed within 30 days of the date the notification is given, that SOCO may, at its option, retain the prize.

SOCO will not award a prize if the prizewinner (a) was ineligible to purchase a ticket or otherwise enter the Raffle, (b) provided materially false or misleading information to SOCO in connection with the purchase of a raffle ticket, or (c) if participating in this Raffle or receiving a prize is prohibited with respect to such person pursuant to these Rules or Applicable Law. No other Raffle ticket will be substituted for a Raffle ticket, and SOCO will retain the prize. A Ticket Holder cannot assign or transfer his/her interest in a Raffle ticket or a prize won by a winning Raffle ticket.

As a condition to being eligible to receive a prize, each prizewinner must sign and deliver to SOCO: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility under these Rules and Applicable Law and satisfactory proof that he/she is the person named on the winning entry; (b) satisfactory proof that the purchaser of the ticket was an Eligible Ticket Purchaser at the time the ticket was purchased; (c) a publicity release, and (d) such other matters as SOCO may reasonably request, such as proof of identification and proof of address to determine authenticity of individual claiming a prize. If the holder of a winning ticket does not provide the required information or does not otherwise comply with Applicable Law or these Rules, then SOCO may, at its option, disallow the award of the prize to such Ticket Holder and retain the prize.

The winner of the Raffle prize authorizes SOCO to withhold all required amounts and report the award of the Raffle prize in accordance with Applicable Law.

With respect to non-cash prizes, Applicable Law requires that the winner of a non-cash prize pay 24% of the fair market value of the prize to SOCO, which will remit such payment to the IRS. This amount may vary depending upon Applicable Law. Each Ticket Holder agrees their name, likeness, voice and city of residence may be recorded by audio, video, or digital means and may be used in any print, audio or visual media without notice or compensation for any purpose including related to this or any other SOCO Raffle or promotional materials.

Each Ticket Holder and each ticket buyer (a) agrees SOCO, its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives are not responsible for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with, or as a result of, this Raffle and/or that person's failure to win or redeem the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4X4 Truck or that person's award of, acceptance of, or use of, the prize; and (b) releases and agrees to indemnify, defend, protect, and hold harmless SOCO from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in connection with, or as a result of, this Raffle and/or that person's failure to win or redeem the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck or that person's failure to comply with Applicable Law; and (c) represents and warrants to SOCO that they have read and understand these Rules and agree to be bound by these Rules and SOCO's decisions, which are final.

The Colorado Secretary of State is the regulatory authority with jurisdiction over charitable gaming. If and to the extent the Secretary of State expressly deems a specific dispute between SOCO and person purchasing or holding a ticket outside of the Secretary's authority, SOCO and that person agree that if there is a dispute of any kind regarding the award of the Ford F150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck, or the conduct of the Raffle, SOCO and all persons purchasing or holding a ticket agree to arbitrate such dispute. Such dispute shall be decided by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect and shall be governed by the United States Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. ยงยง 1-16). While such arbitration is pending, SOCO, in its sole and absolute discretion, may deposit the Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 Truck with the then Clerk, or acting Clerk, of the District Court of the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado, interplead the parties hereto, and upon so depositing such prize and filing its complaint in interpleader it shall be relieved of all liability under the terms hereof as to the property so deposited. By the purchase of a ticket, all persons purchasing or holding a ticket (a) do submit themselves to the jurisdiction of said court and appoint the then Clerk, or acting Clerk, of said court as their Agent for the service of all process in connection with such proceedings and consent to the arbitration of disputes between them.

Registration with the State of Colorado and Applicable Law

This Raffle is being conducted pursuant to Bingo-Raffles License #2023-18468 issued to by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, and is being conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Colorado Constitution (Section 2 of Article XVIII), Colorado's Bingo and Raffles Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 21, Article 24, Part 6), and Colorado's Rules Covering and Regulating Bingo/Raffles (8 CCR 1505-2).

The Raffle is subject to these Rules, the laws of the State of Colorado, and Applicable Law. If there is a conflict between these Rules and the laws of the State of Colorado, the laws of the State of Colorado shall govern. SOCO reserves the right to modify the Rules and/or impose additional conditions, procedures, and requirements as may be necessary or required for the Raffle and the award of prizes hereunder to comply with the laws of the State of Colorado and Applicable Law. This Raffle is void where prohibited by law. These rules are copyrighted proprietary materials and may not be copied, reproduced, or used in whole or part in any manner.

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