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*FAQS FOR SCOOTER GIVEAWAY*

Donate at least $20 to United Way’s 2020 Annual Fall Campaign (other rules apply)for your chance to WIN a brand new 50 cc Wolf-brand scooter, generously donated to by Bollman Auto Center in Rock Falls, who is partnering with United Way of Whiteside County in the 2020 Live United … Like A Rock 75th Anniversary Annual Fall Campaign.

Must not be present to win. Six weekly drawings will take place on Facebook live at the United Way of Whiteside County’s page, beginning Monday, Oct. 5 at 11:15 a.m.; final drawing for finalists is Monday, Nov. 16. There will be 12 finalists from these weekly drawings. The final drawing for the winner will be held in March 2021 in Sterling, Ill., at United Way’s annual Recognition Banquet unless circumstances prevent the event from occurring in which case the final drawing will occur at the first scheduled UWWC board meeting after mid-March, 2021. All proceeds benefit United Way of Whiteside County. The entry deadline is Noon on November 13, 2020. United Way reserves the exclusive right to extend the deadline if there are insufficient entries in the opinion of our leadership team. Check our website for new developments.

SCOOTER GIVEAWAY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Bollman Auto Center and United Way of Whiteside CountyGiveaway?

The giveaway is a fundraiser to benefit the United Way of Whiteside County(UWWC). All proceeds benefit United Way of Whiteside County. The giveaway aims to raise more funds than typical during the fall campaign, the sum of which aids more than 32 nonprofits and programs administered by UWWC.

What are you giving away?

The only prize this year is a brand new (unused) Wolf Islander 50 cc motor scooter. The Islander is Wolf’s economy-retro scooter. The scooter is valued at $1,199 retail, plus tax, title, and license. Winner pays all fees including taxes, title fees, and license fees.

How do I get into the drawing?

Donate more than $20 net (PayPal takes a fee so donate enough that your net donation is $20), purchase at your workplace (if your company holds a workplace campaign), or order by mail, sending your order form to: United Way of Whiteside County, P.O. Box 806, Sterling, IL., 61081. You may fax an order form to us at 815-625-0447. You may also purchase in person at UWWC offices.

Is this giveaway legal?

Yes it is. Eligible non-profit organizations are allowed to conduct raffles and giveaways as a means of raising funds. UWWC is a registered 501 (c) 3, FEINNo. 366009012. UWWC registered with Sterling City Clerk’s office for permission to conduct this raffle. The permit is displayed on our website.

Will the drawing be audited?

Yes, an independent accounting agency, Reiser and Jennings, will audit the drawing(s).

How much does it cost to enter?

A minimum donation of $20 is required. Multi entry donations are available at $20 increments – two tickets for $40, three tickets for $60, and so forth. No individual may have more than five chances to enter no matter how much they donate.

How many times may I enter?

You may donate as much as you like but you may have no more than five entries in the drawing.

How many donations will UWWC get?

We will not know how many donations apply to the scooter giveaway until the deadline.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning are based on the number of qualifying donations for the 2020 fall campaign. If donations are fewer, the chances of winning the scooter improve.

Who benefits from this giveaway?

The United Way of Whiteside County, all of the nonprofits and programs it serves, and the lucky person whose name is drawn.

When does the opportunity start and when does it end?

The campaign officially begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m., and ends onFriday, Nov. 13 at noon (though we will take donations after that date). All donations given for a chance to win the scooter must be received before November 13 at noon. Donations made later than 11/13/2020 at noon will be gratefully accepted by the United Way but no opportunity in the drawing will be awarded to late donations. United Way reserves the right to alter or change these rules as necessary without notifying entrants. Changes will be posted on our website so please check it periodically.

When will the drawings be held?

The exact drawing date for the scooter will be announced later but is planned for mid-March, 2021, in Sterling, Illinois. Audited weekly drawings for 12 semi-finalists will begin Monday, Oct. 5, and will continue until Monday, Nov. 16, and will be LIVE on our Facebook at 11:15 a.m.Two names will be drawn on each of the six drawing dates, which are: 10/5, 10/13, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. Those whose names are drawn will be semi-finalists and will contend for the final scooter drawing in March 2021.

Do I have to be present to win?

No – you do not have to be present to win. But we want you to be there!

How will the winners be notified?

The list of semifinalists will be notified by a phone call and listed on our website, and the winner of the scooter will be notified on or at the final drawing in mid-March, 2021, using the contact information provided at the time of ticket purchase.

Who can enter the drawing ticket?

Any person 18 years of age or older with a U.S. address. Employees and members of the Board of Directors of United Way of Whiteside County and Bollman Auto Center, employees of their agents, consultants, attorney, independent accountant firm, their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win. All federal, state, local laws, and regulations apply. The giveaway is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility, provided by United Way of Whiteside County, Inc., may be required from the winner.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law. Check with your accountant to be certain.

Is this giveaway considered income?

Yes. All required taxes, title fees, license fees, and insurance required by law must be borne by the winner, in accordance with local, state, and federal law. Please check with your accountant or tax professional. The scooter’s retail value is $1,199. The winner will pay the required fees at Bollman Auto Center at the time of taking possession.

How do I get my scooter if I win?

The winner will go to Bollman Auto Center to get the scooter

How do I get more information on United Way of Whiteside County?

Call 815-625-7973 and speak to anyone on our staff.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution?

Please see the Donate section of our website or call us at 815-625-7973.

United Way of Whiteside County