Wood Duck Derby - Official Rules & Regulations

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The 6th Annual Wood Duck Derby is a random drawing raffle; it is presented for the benefit of Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary ("Stony Brook") and The Norfolk Community League ("NCL"), both non-profit organizations under Section 501(c)(3).

The Derby shall be open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Winners must show proper identification when claiming prizes. The prizes may not be substituted or exchanged. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Presenter, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited. Raffle purchases are not tax deductible.

To enter, eligible entrants must purchase a raffle chance (“adopt a duck”) at $5 each, 5 ducks for $20, or 25 ducks for $100 online (at www.massaudubon.org/woodduckderby), at race site, or via mail. Online entries must be received by October 4, 2019. Adoptions may be suspended at any time by the Presenter.

Odds of winning depend on total number of qualified entries. Duck numbers will be randomly assigned and the list will be posted at Stony Brook prior to the race. Rubber ducks will be launched in the Stony Brook pond at approximately 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Norfolk, MA. Date and location are subject to change without notice. No attempt to free or interfere with any duck will be permitted, unless deemed necessary by the Presenter. The Presenter reserves the right to manually maneuver rubber ducks along the course and terminate the race and determine the winners by random selection. Only rubber ducks provided by the Presenter will be entered, and all ducks remain the property of the Presenter.

Prizes will be awarded in order to eligible entrants, as name appears on adoption form or online entry, whose entry number corresponds with number of the first three (3) rubber ducks in order of finish. In case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that prevent launch of the ducks, Derby prizes will be presented through random drawing.

Employees of Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, NCL Board members, and members of their respective families living in the same household are not eligible to win.

Winners do not need to be present to win. If necessary, winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone within five (5) days of the Derby. If the winner does not contact Presenter to claim prize within 15 days (October 20, 2019) of race date, or if winner is deemed ineligible to win, the Presenter will select an alternate winner through random drawing of entries.