Rules, Regulations, and Eligibility

The Run the Verde River Raffle benefits programs of Friends of the Verde River.

#1. Entry purchases must be made in the state of Arizona and purchasers must be 21 year of age or older. Tickets will be sold through bona fide members of Friends of Verde River staff and its board of directors.

#2. Tickets can be purchased via cash, check or credit card. Tickets will be sold via telephone at (928) 451-6860, in person at Friends of the Verde River events, and the Friends of the Verde River office at 115 South Main Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at VerdeRiver.Org. Tickets sold on-line will be acknowledge via email receipt; an authorized Friends of the Verde River staff member will compete and retain the ticket stub. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to provide complete contact information including: Name, Mailing Address, Email Address and Phone Number.

#3. Only 500 Tickets will be sold. Once 500 tickets are sold the raffle will close and no further tickets will be sold. Tickets will be sold beginning Monday, October 28, 2019 and will be sold through Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. unless all 500 tickets are sold prior to this date and time. On-line ticket sales will close Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at three price points: 1 ticket $30.00, 2 tickets $50.00 and 5 Tickets $100.00. Friends assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or non-delivered entries.

#4. Winner will be drawn through a random process on March 21, 2020 during the Verde River Runoff Awards Ceremony at the Camp Verde Pecan and Wine Heritage Festival. The winner does not need to be present to win.

#5. The Raffle Prize consists of one package including the following: one (1) Kokopelli Packraft, one (1) Sawyer Paddle, and one (1) NRS Personal Flotation Device (PFD); the total package is valued at $1365.00. The prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. The prize must be picked up on March 21, 2020 event at the Camp Verde Pecan and Wine Heritage Festival or at the Friends of the Verde River Office. Any mailing or shipping of the prize items is the responsibility of the prize winner.

#6.  Winner will be notified at the March 21, 2020 Verde River Runoff Awards Ceremony or via phone and or email after March 21 that they have won the Run the Verde River Raffle. The winner has 60 days to claim their prize and if not claimed in 60 days, on May 21, 2020, the prize is forfeited and reverts back to Friends of the Verde River.

#7.  Taxes and IRS Rules. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Verde River, a non-profit organization operating under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and the laws of the State of Arizona. Winner shall be responsible for any applicable federal, state, and local taxes. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances to participate in raffles, lotteries or similar programs are not gifts and, therefore, the price of the entry does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution or donation for income tax purposes.

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