Ball Drop Rules

Raffle Rules

  1. The Contest: $20.00 per raffle ball, and 6 balls for $100.00, age 18 or older, will be entered in the Amani Charity Golf Tournament Golf Ball Drop to take place on event day around 10:45 am at the Hillendale Country Club, 13700 Blenheim Rd N, Phoenix, MD 21131. You may enter more than once and will be assigned a numbered golf ball for each raffle ticket purchased.


  1. The Drop: All purchased numbered golf balls will be placed randomly into a container and dropped from a helicopter from a height of approximately 150 feet onto the assigned target. The participant whose ball goes into the hole first or is closest to the hole will be declared the winner of the Golf Ball Drop and be awarded the prize as outlined below.


  1. Prize: $1000.00


  1. Rules: If no golf ball goes into the hole, then the participant whose ball lands closest to the hole will be declared the winner as determined by the independent judges. In the event of a tie, then each ball will be declared a winner and the prize will be shared equally among these winners. The top three distances will be recorded in case of any ineligible to participate.


  1. The announcement of Prize Winner: The winners need not be present to win. They will be announced at the Hillendale Country Club immediately following the Golf Ball Drop and at the wrap-up dinner & awards.


  1. Cancelation: The Amani Foundation reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If The Amani Foundation cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants’ entry will be transferred to the same event at the new, future date.


  1. Purchasing Tickets: Golf Ball Drop tickets will be available for sale on the Amani Charity Golf Tournament website. Raffle ticket prices are 1 ticket for $20.00, and 6 tickets for $100.00. Ticket purchase is non-refundable and will be available for sale until 10:00 am the day of the Golf Ball Drop, or when all tickets have been sold if that occurs prior to the event.


  1. Tracking Tickets: The Managing Director of the Amani Charity Golf Tournament shall be responsible for maintaining the list of tickets sold and purchaser contact information for each purchase and have that list available for auditing and inspection by the Board of The Foundation, [and any interested members of the public] to ensure the openness and integrity of the Golf Ball Drop Raffle.


  1. Eligible Participants: Participants must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a ticket and win the prize. All officers and members of the Foundation are eligible to purchase tickets and to win the prizes, however the independent judges who will decide the winners of the golf ball drop are ineligible to win. Verification of eligibility and identity may be required before releasing the prize.


  1. Notification of Winner: If the winner is not present at the time of the golf ball drop, then the winner will be notified by email, telephone, and/or US Postal mail. If the winner cannot be located or fails to claim the prize within thirty (30) days after notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next winner in line as specified in the rules above.


  1. Forfeiting of Prize: If no winner comes forth after attempting to contact the three separate, sequential winners as provided in the rules above, then the prize will be forfeited to the Amani Foundation to be used in furtherance of its mission.


  1. Miscellaneous: a. Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries (up to 1500) received by the deadline set forth above. b. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. c. Void where prohibited by law. d. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual winner. e. The funds raised at this event will be used to support the programs of the Amani Foundation Inc., a Maryland non-profit corporation, tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3). f. Decisions by the Golf Ball Drop judges on all aspects of the raffle will be binding and final. g. The prize will not be awarded and will be forfeited if the ticket was issued in exchange for a donation by check returned for “insufficient funds” or by a credit card charge deemed “declined”, “invalid”, or “stolen.” h. The Amani Foundation Golf Ball Drop Committee may amend these rules as appropriate to ensure the fairness and original intent of the contest. i. The donations for tickets to this raffle are not tax-deductible. j. The source of the funds to award prizes is the general assets of the Amani Foundation.


  1. Release of Liability: By participating, each participant releases, discharges, indemnifies, and holds harmless The Amani Foundation Inc., Hillendale Country Club, their parent, subsidiary, successor and affiliated companies/organizations, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives and promotional (collectively the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss, harm, injury, damage, cost and expense whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the receipt of the prize or participation in the raffle.