2021 UNION SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE BIG TEN RAFFLE
OFFICIAL RAFFLE RULES
BY PURCHASING A TICKET AND ENTERING THIS UNION SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE BIG TEN RAFFLE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RAFFLE RULES, WHICH ARE A BINDING CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE OFFICIAL RULES INCLUDE CERTAIN RELEASES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, INCLUDING A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. THIS RAFFLE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATIONS.
REGISTRATION WITH THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
As a union-operated, union dedicated, 501(c)(3) conservation organization, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is committed to uniting millions of union sportsmen and women into one community with a shared commitment to educate future generations of sportsmen and women, conserve healthy wildlife habitat, and volunteer their time and skills for projects that improve access to quality places to hunt, fish, and shoot. The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance made an application to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, and is subsequently authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly, to conduct this Raffle.
This Raffle is only open to individuals who satisfy each of the following requirements (each an “Eligible Individual”): (i) must be an individual who is a legal resident of the United States and who is a legal resident of a state where this Raffle is not void or prohibited; (ii) must be at least the age of majority in his or her State of residence at the time of entering this Raffle; (iii) must not be a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance employee, officer, director, nor an immediate family member of any of the foregoing; (iv) must not be an individual providing a prize or any member of the immediate family thereof, (v) must not be an employee, officer, director, agent, nor an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, of any entity providing a Prize; and (vi) must not be a person restricted from participating in the Raffle pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-17-109. For the purposes of this section, “immediate family” means a spouse, child, stepchild, brother, sister, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent or grandparent.
RAFFLE ENTRY START AND END DATES / HOW TO ENTER:
The entry period (the “Entry Period”) for entering this Raffle starts on September 22, 2021 and continues through 6:00 pm Central Time on November 30, 2021. Tickets will not be sold after 6:00 PM Central Time, November 30, 2021.
Eligible Individuals may enter this Raffle by purchasing tickets online at unionsportsmen.org/product/big-ten-raffle during the Entry Period (each an “Entry” and collectively the “Eligible Entries”). Tickets are $20.00 each, 3 for $50, or 10 for $100. Ticket purchases can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Mail in orders is not accepted. Eligible Individuals may buy as many tickets as they wish. All sales transactions are final. No payments will be refunded unless this Raffle is canceled. Every Eligible Entry will be assigned a unique identification number, and an electronic raffle ticket representing such Eligible Entry will be emailed to such Eligible Individual confirming the Entry, at the email address submitted with the Entry. You will receive your ticket number(s) at the completion of checkout and in your confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please be sure to check your SPAM/JUNK MAIL FOLDERS.
Only one Eligible Individual may be entered into the Raffle for each Entry (i.e., for each ticket) sold. In other words, only one name, one method of payment, and one e-mail address are permitted per Entry. If the name of more than one person is submitted with an Entry, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket. Division of any Prize by a group purchasing a ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as or deemed the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.
By submitting an Entry into this Raffle, each Eligible Individual fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and its appointed agents, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Raffle. Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry information, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed data, any interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections or communications, any failed computer transmissions, software or hardware malfunctions, interruptions, defects, or failures, or any errors, omissions, interruptions or deletions of any kind due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes, or for any damage to a person’s computer. Any late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or illegible entries will be disqualified.
Each Entry submitted in violation of these Official Rules will be void. Union Sportsmen’s Alliance reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with this Raffle process or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive manner.
The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently, do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.
RANDOM DRAWING / NOTIFICATION
Eligible Entries received during the Entry Period will be randomly selected in an electronic drawing (the “Drawing”) conducted by Union Sportsmen’s Alliance on November 30th, 2021, at Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Headquarters in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Two (2) Union Sportsmen’s Alliance executive staff will be present to observe the Drawing. Odds of winning depend on the total number of Eligible Entries received during the Entry Period.
Within seven (7) business days following the Drawing, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance will attempt to contact each of the first ten (10) Potential Winners selected in the Drawing (each a “Top Ten Winner” and collectively the “Top Ten Winners”) by phone or email using the contact information listed in such Top Ten Winner’s Entry form (the “Notification”).
Within seven (7) days of the Notification, each Top Ten Winner will be required to provide the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance with each of the following (collectively the “Paperwork”):
(i) a copy of a valid driver’s license or other valid identification issued to the Top Ten Winner, evidencing that the Top Ten Winner is at least the age of majority as of the date of entry into this Raffle.
(ii) an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, in such form as is provided by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, fully signed by the Top Ten Winner, attesting to such Potential Winner’s eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules: and
(iii) a fully completed and signed W-9 tax form.
If any Top Ten Winner: (i) fails to respond to the Notification, or is unable to be contacted by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) using the information provided in his or her Entry (or the Notification is returned undeliverable), within seven (7) days after the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) attempts such Notification; or (ii) declines to accept his or her Prize, or fails to select a Prize; or (iii) fails to return the properly completed Paperwork within the time designated by USA; or (iv) is found to be ineligible pursuant to, or fails to meet the requirements of, these Official Rules; or (v) does not comply with these Official Rules; or (vi) is ineligible to receive the Prize he or she selected; or (vii) fails to pick up his or her Prize within the allotted time set forth by USA, such Top Ten.
Subject to these Official Rules, only the prizes set forth below will be awarded in connection with this Raffle (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”).
The list of Prizes which are only eligible for the Top Ten Winners, such Prizes being allocated in accordance with the Prize Selection Procedures (as defined below), are as follows (each a “Top Ten Prize” and collectively the “Top Ten Prizes”):
- Grand Prize Package – The Outdoor Adventure Vehicles Package
- African Safari Hunt for Four!
- Sea Duck Hunting in Washington
- Texas Whitetail Package
- Osceola Turkey Hunt Experience
- Trophy Brown Trout Experience
- The Rain Man Vegas Experience
- Long Range Rifle Pro Package
- Sig Sauer Ultimate Handgun Package
- The USA Partner Package
All costs and expenses of any kind associated with acceptance and use of any Top Ten Prize that is not expressly specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the applicable Top Ten Winner. USA is not responsible for any lost or stolen Top Ten Prizes. Top Ten Prizes may be subject to additional terms and restrictions as set forth by the supplier of such Prize, including, but not limited to, rules and restrictions set forth by USA or other entities sponsoring any hunts included with Top Ten Prizes.
Upon USA’s verification of: (i) the Top Ten Winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules; and (ii) verification of receipt of the properly completed Paperwork by the Top Ten Winner within the allocated time frame, USA will coordinate to make available the applicable Top Ten Prize; provided, however, that USA, in its sole discretion, shall make the final determination of the pickup date and location of each Prize.
USA will issue a 1099-Misc for Prizes, to the extent required by applicable law. Each Potential Winner is responsible for any payment of all local, state, and federal taxes resulting from the income attributable to the receipt of any Prize and should consult his or her professional legal and accounting advisors regarding the tax effects of his or her respective Prize(s). It is the responsibility of each Potential Winner to determine, to his or her satisfaction, the value of his or her respective Prize(s), and the tax effect and liabilities associated with each of them, considering his or her personal financial circumstances.
Taxable values and descriptions of each prize
The following are the values of each of the prize packages:
- Grand Prize Package – The Outdoor Adventure Vehicles Package: $22,500.00
- 2021 Tracker Off Road 450 ATV (Bass Pro)
- 2022 Bass Tracker Classic XL (Bass Pro)
- African Safari Hunt for Four!: $14,400.00
- Included (Warrior Professional Hunting)
- All-inclusive 10-day hunt for four hunters
- Trophy fees for 1 impala, 1 warthog and 1 blue wildebeest for each hunter (12 animals total)
- Professional hunter services for duration of hunt (2:1)
- All daily rates, meals (professional chef), and lodging included in luxury safari camp
- Licenses for included animals
- Transportation to and from Polokwane International Airport and transportation during hunt
- Daily laundry service
- Game processing includes skinning and salting trophies in camp, delivery of salted trophies to Trophy Solutions for processing and shipping
- Not Included:
- Airfare to/from Polokwane International Airport
- Additional accommodation prior to and post arrival if necessary
- Dipping/packing/shipping of trophies
- Trophy fees for additional animals not included in donation
- Gun permits/rental if needed
- No substitutions will be allowed for animals included
- Additional hunters/observers can be added for additional fees
- Additional non-hunters: $150/day, additional hunter: $250/day or negotiated package price
- Included (Warrior Professional Hunting)
- Sea Duck Hunting in Washington : $5,000.00
- Harlequin & Scoter Sea duck hunt in Western Washington
- 4-night stay with 2 days of hunting with food & lodging: 2-$250 Visa GC for Taxidermy
- Impala Plus Nero Black Synthetic 20ga Shotgun
- Texas Whitetail Package: $6,000.00
- 2 days & 3 nights at exclusive South Texas ranch; includes 1 trophy whitetail buck up to 140” Boone & Crockett (Bigger Deer available on request); Unlimited feral pigs; All meals & lodging included
- Remington 700 AWR 270 Win Bolt Action Rifle
- Osceola Turkey Hunt Experience: $6,000.00
- Florida guided Osceola hunt for 2; 2 nights lodging; Dates mutually agreed upon (March 7-April 12, 2022); Brotherhood Outdoors Team with USA staff
- Beretta A300 12 Gauge Shotgun
- Trophy Brown Trout Experience: $3,000.00
- 2 days 3 nights full day trout fishing on White River, AR for 2 guests; accommodations include all lodging (Fisherman’s Lodge), meals, and guide fees. (Does not include flight and fishing license)
- VIP tour of Bass Pro Shop Wonders of Wildlife Museum in Springfield, MO.
- The Rain Man Vegas Experience: $7,000.00
- 2-night stay in Las Vegas at Caesars Entertainment in the “Rain Man” suite; includes limo service to/from McCarran International Airport; 4 show tickets at Caesar’s Entertainment Properties; $200 meal vouchers; certain blackout dates apply: New Years, Super Bowl, & Consumer Electric Show; (Donor Caesar’s Entertainment)
- Long Range Rifle PRO Package: $2,587.00
- Remington 700 Magpul Hunter THMZ 300 WIN 22″
- Leupold Rifle Scope 4.5-14X40 Side Focus CDS-ZL Wind-Plex
- Leupold Binoculars & Harness BX-1 McKenzie HD 10 X 50 MM
- Pro Guide Binocular Harness
- Leupold Spotting Scope SX-2 Alpine HD20-60X60MM Angled
- Leupold Performance Eyewear Becnara Matt Black Tortoies Bronze Mirror
- The USA Partner Package: $2,310.00
- 75 Quart Orca Cooler White with USA Logo
- Milwaukee M18 10 Tool Combo Kit
- Thorogood Boots $250 Certificate
- Buck Knives 119 Elk Handle with Logo Signed by CJ Buck
- Hunt Stand Pro Certificate for 1 Free Year Subscription $30.00
- Carhart HEAD2TOE or $500 Gift Certificate
- Sig Sauer Ultimate Handgun Package: $1,600.00
- Sig Sauer 365XL-9BXR3 with Concealed Carry Holster
- Sig Sauer 320CA-9-M18-MS with Tactical Carry Holster
- Two (2) Rust Proof Pistol Cases
- Otis Cleaning Kit 9mm
These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to conflicts of law principles. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Raffle, any Prize awarded or used in connection with this Raffle, or these Official Rules, shall be brought in and each participant in this Raffle, including each Potential Winner, irrevocably submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of Tennessee sitting in Maury County, Tennessee, and irrevocably agrees that all claims in respect of such action or proceeding shall be heard and determined only in and by either of the state or federal courts sitting within Maury County, Tennessee.
Furthermore, by participating in this Raffle, each such individual participating in this Raffle, including each Potential Winner, hereby irrevocably waives and agrees not to assert by way of motion, as a defense or otherwise in any such action or proceeding, any claim that such party is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the state or federal court sitting in Maury County, Tennessee, that such action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of such action or proceeding is improper or that these Official Rules may not be enforced in or by such state or federal court sitting in Maury County, Tennessee. EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATING IN THIS RAFFLE, INCLUDING EACH POTENTIAL WINNER, HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO A JURY TRIAL ARISING FROM ANY DISPUTES RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THIS RAFFLE, OR ANY PRIZE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION AND WAIVER; CLASS-ACTION WAIVER
By participating in this Raffle, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, each individual participating in this Raffle, including each Potential Winner, hereby releases, discharges, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless USA, each Prize provider, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, expenses, injuries, and loss of life to any persons or property that are caused by, arise from, or are related to, directly or indirectly, the operation of or participation in this Raffle or the receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any Prize.
By participating in this Raffle, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, each individual participating in this Raffle, including each Potential Winner, agrees that all claims, actions, demands, and causes of action (collectively “Claims”) arising out of or in any way relating to this Raffle, these Official Rules, or any Prize shall be made individually, and not as a member of a class or otherwise in any form of class action.
By participating in this Raffle, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, each individual participating in this Raffle, including each Potential Winner, on behalf of himself or herself, and his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agrees that any and all Claims, judgments, and awards arising out of or in any way relating to this Raffle, these Official Rules, or the use or misuse of any Prize shall be limited to only the actual out-of-pocket costs incurred with entering this Raffle, and in no event may any attorneys’ fees be claimed, included, or awarded.
USA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS RAFFLE OR ANY PRIZE. TWRF’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS RAFFLE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FUNDS RECEIVED FROM TICKET SALES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS RAFFLE.
EACH PRIZE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS RAFFLE IS PROVIDED “AS IS WHERE IS” AND USA MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE, EACH OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
By entering this Raffle, each Eligible Individual, including each Potential Winner, agrees that their names, resident city, and/or their likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media, in lists of Prize winners (name and city only) to be published on the USA website and/or social media outlets and may otherwise be used by USA for publicity purposes, without further compensation, unless prohibited by applicable law.
USA reserves the right to cancel this Raffle at any time, at its discretion, as provided by Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-17-106. If for any reason the Raffle is cancelled, the USA must reimburse the purchaser of each Raffle ticket, in the amount of the Raffle ticket purchased, within ninety (90) days of the Raffle cancellation date.
If any provision or part of these Official Rules is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be totally or partially invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then the provision will: (i) be deemed to be modified or restricted to the extent and in the manner necessary to make it valid, legal or enforceable, or; (ii) if unable to be so modified or restricted, it will be excised from these Official Rules without affecting any other provision of these Official Rules, which will be enforced to the maximum extent provided by law as if the modified or restricted provision was originally included or as if the excised provision was originally excluded.
These Official Rules and the Paperwork constitute the entire agreement, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, oral and written, between each individual participating in this Raffle and the USA with respect to this Raffle.
The USA’s interpretation and application of these Official Rules shall be final. Please contact the USA if you have questions. You can contact us via email at [email protected] or at 615-928-2444.