2024 Raffle Rules & Regulations

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This Raffle (“Raffle”) is being conducted by the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation (“SMMCF”), a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization. The Raffle is being conducted to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

The Raffle Rules and Regulations (the “Official Rules”) are set forth below. By purchasing a Raffle ticket (a “Ticket”), the purchaser acknowledges that they are aware of, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules and SMMCF’s interpretation of any such Official Rules.

SMMCF shall be responsible for interpreting and applying the Official Rules. SMMCF’s interpretation and application of such rules shall be final.

Eligibility: Any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the time of the purchase of the Ticket, and a resident of the United States, and a registered guest of the 2024 St. Mary’s Gala being held May 18, 2024 in Huntington, WV is eligible to enter the Raffle. SMMCF’s employees and board members, their respective spouses or domestic partners and children living in the same household are excluded from participating in the Raffle and are ineligible to win a prize.

All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter: Raffle tickets may be purchased online at www.mhnfoundation.org/2024raffles for one hundred dollars ($100) for one (1) ticket by eligible persons (see above) until 9:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

An individual can purchase as many Tickets as they may wish, subject to availability.

ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS OF THE 2024 ST. MARY’S GALA ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN.

Prize Drawings: Prize drawings will be conducted by a representative of SMMCF at 10 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at SMMCF’s Gala in Huntington, WV.

Entrants need not be present to win. The Winner will be selected at random.

Notification of Winners: The Winner will be announced at the 2024 St. Mary’s Gala and/or notified according to the contact information provided to SMMCF at the time of Ticket purchase. If a selected winner is unable to be contacted or located after a period of one (1) month from the draw date of the applicable raffle drawing, the prize will be deemed to have been donated to SMMCF.

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, the purchase of a Ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.

Taxes: There may be federal, state and/or local tax consequences of winning a prize in the Raffle. Any and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Purchasers of Tickets are advised to consult their own tax advisors with respect to tax liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in SMMCF Raffle.

Terms and Conditions: The Raffle is subject to these Official Rules. These Official Rules cannot be changed by any oral statement made by any employee, consultant or agent acting on behalf of SMMCF.

By entering the Raffle, entrants accept and agree: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of SMMCF which shall be final and binding; (2) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Official Rules; and (3) that SMMCF may use the entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Raffle on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Other rules and regulations may apply.

Please contact SMMCF at 304.399.4685 if you have any questions.

SMMCF Raffle is void where prohibited by law.

BY ENTERING SMMCF’S RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES SMMCF, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY’S FEES) CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SMMCF HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

A RAFFLE ENTRANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST SMMCF ARISING OUT OF THE SALE OF TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THEIR TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL SMMCF, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE RAFFLE OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES AND CONDUCTED IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT. JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.

Cancellation/Termination of Raffle: By purchasing a Ticket and choosing to participate in the Raffle, each Raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that SMMCF has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a participant’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such participant for each Ticket purchased, without interest.

Prize Detail:

One (1) winner will win a 14kt white gold, 18″, rope style chain with lobster clasp featuring a “100” point diamond, 1.00cts, natural marquise cut, D color, VS2 clarity, GIA certificate #2231106850, in 14kt white gold filigree style pendant mounting. Valued at more than $5,000. Item must be picked up at C. F. Reuschlein Inc. located at 947 Third Avenue, Huntington, WV.