Official Raffle Rules

2021 Dive Pirates Ball - Virtual Edition

Dive Pirates Foundation

70 W Thymewood Pl - The Woodlands, TX 77382

 

Description:

This raffle is conducted by the Dive Pirates Foundation and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. All proceeds will be used for the charitable purposes of the Dive Pirates Foundation, a Texas Non-Profit 501(c)3 corporation.

The raffle drawing will be held at the beginning of our virtual event (approximately 8:00-8:10 pm CST) on February 20, 2021 in Houston, TX.

Each entrant represents that they meet all of the stated eligibility requirements and agrees to be bound by these official rules.

No paid promotions, advertising, or sales supporting this raffle are intended to be conducted on a statewide basis, and all promotion and advertising is either owned and/or operated by the Dive Pirates Foundation or has been donated in support of its causes.

 

To Enter:

Raffle tickets are one (1) for $100. The quantity of tickets is limited to one hundred (100) total tickets. Tickets are available for purchase at https://Pirates2021.givesmart.com during the raffle sales period starting January 14, 2021 and concluding when sold out or on February 20, 2021 at 7:55 pm CST. Purchases may be made by debit or credit card. All entrant information should be completed upon purchase of ticket.

No limit of ticket purchases by one person.

For each raffle ticket purchased, the person whose name and information is listed on the entry will receive one (1) entry into the raffle drawing.

All purchases of raffle tickets are final and non-refundable.

 

Prize:

The winner has a choice of 1 trip from the option of 3 trips. Choices are Key West, FL; Sedona, AZ; or Bodega Bay, CA. This prize was generously donated by AmFund (The American Fundraising Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit).


Taxes and Fees:

The winner shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prize. The IRS has taken the position that raffle ticket purchases are not gifts and therefore do not qualify as a charitable donation. Entrants should check with their tax advisor regarding tax components of ticket purchases or taxes associated with raffle winnings.

 

Eligibility:

You must be 18 years old or older to purchase a raffle ticket. Only 1 individual may be identified as the purchaser (or buyer/owner) of a raffle ticket.  Persons under 18 years of age may not be the beneficiary of a ticket purchase.

 

Selection and Notification of Winner:

The winning ticket will be drawn randomly by Decide Now! Each entry has a separate and equal chance to win.

The winner does not need to be present to win. All attempts to contact the raffle ticket purchaser shall be made using the name, phone number, and email address provided. All entrant information should be completed upon purchase of ticket.

A second ticket will be drawn and serve as an alternate winner if after 14 calendar days the owner of the first ticket drawn does not claim the prize, or in the case the Dive Pirates Foundation is unable to establish contact with said owner of the first ticket drawn.

Odds of winning are 1 in 100.

The raffle decisions made by the Dive Pirates Foundation, its officers, representatives, sponsors, marketing partners, all other participating nonprofits, and their family members are final, and entrants accept this provision as a condition of entry into this charitable raffle.

 

Prize Acceptance:

Raffle tickets cannot be re-sold or transferred to another person or party. Only the registered name on the winning entry that is drawn will be allowed to claim the prize.

The winner may be required to provide specified photo identification to claim his/her prize. Dive Pirates Foundation reserves the right to require additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented. The purchase of one or more raffle ticket(s) grants permission to Dive Pirates Foundation and AmFund to share the winners' name, voice recording, video appearance, and photo likeness for all marketing and publicity purposes as it may deem desirable to communicate the winner of the raffle and future raffles. This includes posting on their social media sites to promote and communicate their non-profit activities and organizational information.

 

If you have questions about this raffle, please contact Susan DeVore at susan@divepirates.org.