Rules / Regulations

OFFICIAL RULES

Thank you for supporting the “I AM HOME™ WILLOW BRANCH NEW HOME RAFFLE 2021” (the “Raffle”), conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (“VUMC”) and e3 Partners Ministry, Inc. d/b/a/ I Am Second (“e3”) (collectively, the “Sponsors”). Your purchase of one or more Raffle ticket(s) signifies your full and unconditional agreement to these official rules (the “Official Rules”). In the event of any dispute, the interpretations and determinations by the Sponsors regarding the application of these Official Rules is final and binding in all matters related to the Raffle. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. Tickets may sell out before the date of the Raffle drawing. The chances of winning are based on the number of valid tickets sold. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to purchase a Raffle ticket, you must be an individual person at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older as of the date of entry, and physically located within the State of Tennessee at the time of purchase. The following persons are not eligible to purchase a Raffle ticket:   employees, officers, directors, owners, and shareholders of VUMC, e3, Willow Branch Partners LLC, Bump Worldwide Inc., Paysafe Financial Services Limited, Merrick Bank, Pinnacle Bank, and employees, officers, directors, owners, and shareholders of their subsidiaries, affiliated entities, or joint venturers , (hereafter collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, as well as any member of the general assembly of the State of Tennessee during such member's term of office as a member of the general assembly, the Secretary of State (“Secretary”) of Tennessee or any employee of the Secretary during the Secretary's term of office and such employee's term of employment with the Secretary, any vendors, including employees, agents or subcontractors (also includes immediate family members of same household) who provide printing services, telephone services and any records, devices or other gaming-related supplies or services and those who provide the prize for the Raffle and any nonresident of the State of Tennessee who is not physically located in the State of Tennessee at the time of the purchase of a Raffle ticket.

The determinations of the Sponsors are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these Official Rules.

Sponsors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Office of Development
3322 West End Ave, Suite 900
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Attn: I Am Home

e3 Partners Ministry, Inc. d/b/a I Am Second
Office of Development
2001 West Plano Pkwy, Suite 2600
Plano, TX 75075
Attn: I Am Home

Tickets

Tickets may be reserved via www.iamhomeraffle.com (the “Official Website”). You must provide all required information via the designated sections and/or pages of the Official Website to be eligible to enter and win. Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified. 

Tickets may be reserved for $100.00 each.  There is no limit to how many tickets may be purchased per transaction or by any one individual during the Raffle Period.  

A valid ticket represents a chance to win the opportunity to accept an offer of the Prize. All sales of tickets are final, and no refunds will be paid.

Tickets, the Prize, receipts, and any winner’s rights are not transferable.  A ticket purchased by an ineligible person is void, and cannot be a winning ticket. No refunds will be made to ineligible purchasers. Tickets may not be resold. No refunds, replacements, discounts or complimentary tickets will be issued.

Purchasing a Raffle ticket constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules.  

Winning the Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Sponsors reserve the right to verify the eligibility of winner.

Sponsors reserve the right to reject any ticket reservation request that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” A ticket issued in exchange for a check returned for “insufficient funds,” or for a credit card charge that was “declined,” or reported as “invalid” or “stolen” is void, and cannot be a winning ticket.

The IRS has ruled that a payment for a raffle ticket is a tax-deductible charitable contribution only to the extent the amount of the payment exceeds the price of the ticket.

All ticket reservations must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be ineligible. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadline. All defective or physically altered tickets or entry forms will be disqualified. 

The Drawing

The Raffle starts on August 31, 4pm (subject to change) Central Time and ends on November 27, 12:00pm  Central Time (the “Raffle Period”).  VUMC’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Raffle. The winning ticket for the Prize will be selected by a random drawing on November 27, 2021. The date of the Raffle drawing is subject to all laws, regulations and acts of God or other acts or circumstances that would render the drawing illegal, unreasonable or impractical. Sponsors will select the name of potential winner of the Prize in a random drawing from all eligible Raffle tickets. All valid tickets have an equal chance to win. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win.

Prize 

The Raffle winner shall be entitled to receive, upon compliance with these Official Rules, a new home located at 3000 Whitstable Court, Thompson’s Station, Tennessee 37179 (as further pictured and described on the Official Website (excluding any furnishings)) (the “Prize”). The Prize is strictly limited to those elements described in these Official Rules.  The Prize is not transferable or assignable and is the sole prize in the Raffle.  

Winner

The Prize will be awarded to only one (1) winner. If the Raffle ticket has more than one name on it, the Prize will be awarded to the eligible individual whose name appears first on the ticket. That individual is solely responsible for allocating the value of the Prize among the purchasers (if more than one). Sponsors will first notify the Prize winner by calling the telephone number provided as part of the applicable Raffle ticket purchase.  Once the Sponsors notify the Prize winner via phone, Sponsors will send an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit and Release”) (unless otherwise prohibited by law) by secure electronic communication or certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested, to the email and/or mailing address provided by the Prize winner. If a winner cannot be contacted by phone, in the first instance, or by certified mail or email, and fails to respond to Sponsors within ten (10) days after the date the winner was notified in each case, the Prize is forfeited and no substitute or alternative prize will be provided. 

The Prize winner will be required to execute and deliver to Sponsors an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit and Release”) (unless otherwise prohibited by law) provided by Sponsors and in a form acceptable to Sponsors in their sole discretion. The Raffle Winner will also be required to execute and deliver to Sponsors a W-9 tax form and provide two forms of identification satisfying the requirements necessary to complete the W-9, as set forth in the W-9 instructions. The Prize winner will return the Affidavit and Release (as defined below) and the W-9 (and forms of identification) within ten (10) days after the date. Prize winner receives the written notification from Sponsors.

The winner of the Prize shall have no rights in or to the Prize itself until the winner has been verified as eligible by Sponsors, has timely executed the Affidavit and Release and returned it to Sponsors, and until delivery to and acceptance of the Prize by the winner has been completed. Until that time, as between Sponsors and the winner, the Prize remains the sole property of Sponsors.  The winner of the Prize (i.e., the house) will take ownership subject to all applicable federal, state, and local land use restrictions, and to any covenants, rules, fees, or other restrictions administered by the homeowners’ association, or other community.

Verification of Potential Winners: ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSORS, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE RAFFLE. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. 

Taxes/Prize Restrictions

The Prize winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including but not limited

to income taxes based on the value of the house and current and future property taxes), financing costs (including but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the house is transferred to the winner. The winner of the Prize agrees that the value of the property reported by Sponsors for income tax and other purposes will be based on the written appraisal obtained by Sponsors from a licensed appraiser.  Sponsors do not guarantee that a winner who receives the house will be able to sell it for the appraisal value or that the Internal Revenue Service will use that value in its tax calculations.  

The Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash. The Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules (1) is available to be won in the Raffle.   

With respect to the Prize (i.e., a prize with a value of more than $5,000), the Internal Revenue Service requires Sponsors to withhold federal income tax at the rate of 24%, or current rate as established by the IRS, and the winner must pay the amount of tax to be withheld to Sponsors as a condition of transfer of ownership of the Prize from Sponsors to the winner.

Sponsors take no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Winner should consult a tax professional.

Release and Limitation of Liability

The winner hereby releases and holds Sponsors and each of the other Released Parties harmless with respect to any claim based on the winner’s acceptance of the Prize. A Raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of duty or conduct related to the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her Raffle tickets. In no event shall any of the Released Parties be liable to any person for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or, consequential, or other damages of any person or entity, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of the Raffle, use or ownership of the Prize.

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, damaged, delayed, garbled, inaccurate, incomplete or misdirected entries, submissions or email messages; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in  any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet; or for any technical problem, including but not limited to, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Raffle; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules or in any Raffle-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, technical, electronic or otherwise; or the administration or conduct of the Raffle; or the processing of any entries. Use of any device to automate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and any entries or submissions received through such means will be void. Entries will be disqualified if they contain inappropriate material or language, including profanity.

Disputes: THIS RAFFLE IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THIS RAFFLE SHALL BE IN THE STATE COURTS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, OR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE DIVISION, AND SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS HEREBY AGREE AND CONSENT TO SUCH JURISDICTION AND VENUE. As a condition of participating in this Raffle, each participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Raffle, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Tennessee having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall any participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each participant hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Raffle). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RAFFLE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS RAFFLE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSORS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

General Conditions

All Raffle materials, names, marks, logos and/or other identifications are protected by intellectual property laws and  owned by one or both of the Sponsors  and may not be copied, reproduced or used for any purpose without the express prior written consent of Sponsors, in each case. 

If, for any reason, the Raffle is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors (or any of the other Released Parties) which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper administration or conduct of this Raffle, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Raffle (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Raffle or suspend the Raffle to address the impairment and then resume the Raffle in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the Prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of impairment, and all eligible entries received.   

Registration with the State of Tennessee: Sponsors made application to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, and were subsequently authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly to conduct this Raffle.

Winner Identification: For identification of the Prize winner, available after the conclusion of the Raffle Period, through December 31, 2021, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

VUMC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Office of Development
3322 West End Ave, Suite 900
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Attn: I Am Home

Or

e3

e3 Partners Ministry, Inc. d/b/a I Am Second
Office of Development
2001 West Plano Pkwy, Suite 2600
Plano, TX 75075
Attn: I Am Home