OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE 2021 – 2022 ANNUAL RAFFLE

SPONSOR: This RAFFLE is sponsored by SUPPORTING ORPHANS NATIONALLY & GLOBALLY, INC., 122 Long Hill Road, PO Box 426, Brookfield, MA  01506-0426 (S.O.N.G., Inc.) and subject to the following rules, terms, and conditions (“Rules”). By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the S.O.N.G., Inc, Raffle Committee, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the 2021 – 2022 ANNUAL RAFFLE. The “RAFFLE” is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: The Annual Raffle (RAFFLE) drawing is open to legal residents of the United States only, residing anywhere in the continental United States and must be 18 years or older to enter. Winners need not be present to win. Directors, Officers and their Immediate Family Members are not eligible to participate. Immediate Family Members are defined as parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

ENTRY INFORMATION: RAFFLE Tickets are available for purchase from Officers and Volunteers of S.O.N.G., Inc. RAFFLE Tickets may also be purchased by sending an email to: info@supportingorphans.org or by calling (413) 813-8100. RAFFLE Tickets are also available for purchase at S.O.N.G., Inc. Headquarters and Gift Shop located at 5 North Street, Suite 4, Ware, Massachusetts, 01082 during regular posted business hours or by appointment. Appointments may be made by emailing: info@supportingorphans.org or by calling (413) 813-8100. RAFFLE Entries must be fully filled-out no later than noon, local time of the store, on February 1, 2022. There is no limit as to how many RAFFLE Tickets an individual may purchase. S.O.N.G., Inc. is not responsible whatsoever for lost, late, or incomplete RAFFLE Tickets. S.O.N.G, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or modify the RAFFLE in a manner it deems appropriate, at its sole discretion. Drawing void where prohibited by federal, state, or local law. The RAFFLE Winner agrees that, by accepting the prize, S.O.N.G., Inc. may use your name, image, or likeness in any manner and in any medium for promotional purposes without compensation or notice.

PRIZE DRAWING: The RAFFLE drawing to determine the sole RAFFLE Winner will take place on February 1, 2022 at St. Mary’s Church, 4 Howard Street, Brookfield, MA 01506 at 6:00 pm. Chance of winning depends on the total number of RAFFLE Tickets sold. The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this RAFFLE Prize = $3,500.00

RAFFLE Grand Prize: Trip for two persons to Red Sox Spring Training in 2022 which includes:

  • Roundtrip standard economy airfare for 2 people (winner and 1 guest) from a major commercial airport nearby the winner’s primary residence in the Continental United States. (JetBlue Airways is the preferred airline of S.O.N.G., Inc. In the event availability, necessary flight schedules, or reasonable airfares on JetBlue Airways are not available, an alternate airline will be chosen by the RAFFLE Committee.)
  • Four nights hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn, 16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, FL 33913, USA. (Check In Time is 3:00 pm on March 17, 2022, Check Out Time is 12:00 pm on Monday, March 21, 2022) In the event availability or reasonable rates are not available, S.O.N.G., Inc. reserves the right to choose an alternative, comparable hotel. (One person in the Winning Party of Two is required to submit a major credit card upon check in to secure the hotel room. S.O.N.G. Inc. will reimburse the credit card holder the cost of the room including taxes and fees prior to check in)
  • Two tickets to the Red Sox Spring Training games on Friday, March 18, 2022 (Time to be determined) vs. the Toronto Blue Jays and Sunday, March 20, 2022 (Time to be determined) vs. the Baltimore Orioles at JetBlue Park, Fort Myers, Florida. Seat locations are Field Box Section 108, Row 6, Seats 17 & 18 (two rows behind the Red Sox dugout)
  • VIP Tour of JetBlue Park (In the event the Red Sox are unable to provide a VIP Tour, S.O.N.G., Inc. will schedule and cover the cost of a Standard Tour of JetBlue Park for two persons)
  • Round trip ground transportation between Southwest Florida International Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Round trip ground transportation between JetBlue Park and the Hilton Garden Inn on game days and the VIP Tour of JetBlue Park
  • Cash Prize of $750.00 USD to fund four breakfasts and four dinners for two persons

PURCHASING RAFFLE ENTRIES: The purchase price of a RAFFLE Ticket is $10.00. RAFFLE Tickets will be available for purchase in person by eligible persons (see “ELIGIBILITY” above). Official Rules are available at points of sale and should be read before ticket purchase. Official Rules will also be posted on www.supportingorphans.org.

RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES: All RAFFLE purchases are subject to the Official Rules of the RAFFLE. S.O.N.G., INC. never shares, sells, or otherwise makes public anyone’s personal information. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on information written on the RAFFLE Ticket stubs, the winning entry will be determined by the S.O.N.G. INC. RAFFLE Committee based on written submitted information at the time RAFFLE Ticket is purchased provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. Decisions of the RAFFLE Committee is final.

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NONDEDUCTIBLE: No portion of the RAFFLE ticket price may be deducted as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes per Internal Revenue Service Regulations.

NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: The minimum number of RAFFLE tickets to be sold shall be 500 (five-hundred) for the RAFFLE to be considered active and valid as of 11:59 pm on January 31, 2022. The maximum number of RAFFLE tickets to be sold is 2022 (two thousand twenty-two.) RAFFLE Tickets shall be numbered sequentially 00001 to 02022. S.O.N.G., Inc. reserves the right to cancel the RAFFLE should the total number of RAFFLE tickets sold not reach 500 (five-hundred). Should the RAFFLE be canceled, each entrant shall be refunded the total amount paid for their RAFFLE ticket(s). Allow 7 – 21 days for refunds to be processed. There is no limit to the number of RAFFLE Tickets that an eligible person may purchase.

TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Persons who purchase RAFFLE tickets at 5 North Street, Suite # 4, Ware, MA 01082 or other designated in person sales locations may opt to give away their RAFFLE Tickets to another eligible person, but in doing so they give up any claim they might otherwise have to the Prizes if they surrender a winning RAFFLE Ticket. The RAFFLE is being conducted pursuant to a Raffle Permit issued to S.O.N.G., INC., 122 Long Hill Road, Brookfield, MA 01506 by the Town of Brookfield, Massachusetts. Purchasers of RAFFLE Tickets may not re-sell their RAFFLE Tickets to other parties and may not knowingly give such RAFFLE Tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such RAFFLE Tickets. All RAFFLE Tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell RAFFLE Tickets in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the RAFFLE or to win the Prize.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: S.O.N.G., Inc. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute the RAFFLE prizes with a similar prize of equal or greater value or with the equivalent cash value. The winners may transfer the Grand Prize to another eligible person but may not substitute or transfer parts of the RAFFLE Grand Prize. The actual value of the grand prize depends upon the city of departure, time of travel, any airfare fluctuations, and market conditions at time of prize fulfillment. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary, must be able to travel on the dates specified by S.O.N.G., Inc. (Thursday, March 17, 2022 to Monday, March 21,2022) and must comply with any additional health, safety, and other restrictions imposed by the applicable airline or airport at the time of fulfillment, or that portion of the grand prize will be forfeited. S.O.N.G., Inc. may substitute ground transportation for the winner or guest with cash to cover the cost of taxi services, or other acceptable means of ground transportation. Tickets and attendance at the game are subject to, and winners must comply with, any terms and conditions specified by the venue and ticket provider. All taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize and all charges and incidental costs, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. S.O.N.G., Inc. reserves the right to condition the receipt of the prize on the winner’s and any guest’s execution and confirmation of an affidavit and release form and/or any appropriate tax documentation. By their entry into the RAFFLE all entrants agree to these Rules and to release and hold harmless S.O.N.G., Inc. and its officers, Board of Directors, stores, members, affiliates and sponsors from any claim, damage, including personal injury or property damage, cost, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the RAFFLE or use of the prizes. To the fullest extent allowed under law and except for any warranties provided directly by any provider of the grand prize, all prizes are provided “as-is,” without any warranties whatsoever, express, or implied. S.O.N.G., Inc. hereby disclaims, to the fullest extent allowed under law, all implied warranties in connection with the prizes, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In case of any dispute regarding the interpretation of these Rules, S.O.N.G., Inc.’s interpretation will control over that of any entrant or winner. The laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to its conflict of law’s provisions, will govern any claims arising out of these Rules or out of the RAFFLE or prizes. Subject to the foregoing, any legal controversy or dispute arising out of the RAFFLE will be resolved exclusively in the courts in Massachusetts. PRIZE CLAIMS: All prize winners will be notified by email at the winner’s email address noted on the entry form, by telephone notification, and registered US Mail.  Prizes must be claimed, and winners must complete and return any required affidavit and release form to S.O.N.G., Inc. within 14 days of notification, otherwise alternate winners will be drawn. Date of prize delivery is determined by S.O.N.G. Inc.’s schedule. In accordance with federal law, winnings are reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Winners must comply with, and the RAFFLE is subject to, federal, state, and local laws. The name of the WINNER will be available at S.O.N.G. Inc.’s Headquarters at 5 North Street, Suite 4, Ware, Massachusetts 01082 after February 15, 2022 or via mail by sending a self-addressed envelope to S.O.N.G., Inc., 5 North Street, Suite 4, Ware, MA  01082 within 90 days after February 15, 2022.