THE RULES

1. The Presenter, Rotary Clubs of Durango, shall race a maximum of 300 balls, representing a maximum of 44,850 2-ball number adoptions.

2. The number of balls representing sold adoptions will be launched from a site at Durango Mountain Resort at approximately 4:00pm on Febuary 9, 2019.

3. All balls entered will be provided by the Presenter and shall remain the property of the Presenter.

4. The racecourse will be fenced and once launched the numbered balls are at the mercy of gravity. The numbering on the balls will be permanent and covered with tape so that no ball can be identified during the race. It takes two balls to constitute the Grand Prize Winner and there will be a finish line trap constructed to insure that two balls will be clear winners. Independent referees with no tie to the presenting organizations will be appointed and these referees shall identify and announce the two winning numbers after the tape has been removed. The third and fourth balls over the finish shall be retained in case of unforseen problems with the first and second balls.

5. A coded number(s) shall be assigned to each entry at the time such entry is received by the presenter. A person's name who appears on the entry and whose numbers correspond to the winning balls will be the winner of the Grand Prize. Positive identification will be required of that winner.

6. The entry shall be completely filled out and delivered to presenter at least one-hour prior to the race. There is a possibility of a sell-out and if entries are received after this sell-out the Rotary will return any funds not eligible for prizes.

7. No purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. Presenter does encourage a donation of at least $5.00 per adoption entry for the benefit of the Rotary and local non profit organizations. One free entry per person may be adopted by filling out a written request on a 3" by 5" card with name, address and phone number and presented, in person, to the Presenter at a weekly Rotary meeting, Durango Recreation Center, between 6:30am and 8:30am on any Wednesday morning prior to the race.

8. Winner will be announced approximately one hour following the finish of the race. To win entrants do not need to be present at the race. Winner will be notified by US mail or telephone.

9. Any and all taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the winner.

10. By entering winner consents to the promotional use of their names and likenesses without additional compensation.

11. By entering entrants release Presenter and all sponsors, their directors, officers, members, staff and other related entities for any and all liability with respect to the prize or the race.

12. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified adoptions. The max. odds for 300 balls would be 1 in 44,850.

13. All decisions and interpretations of the rules and regulations will be made by Presenter and its judgement is final.

14. This event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void when prohibited by law.

15. No Durango Rotarians nor employees of Wells Fargo Bank will be eligible to win the Grand Prize and no Race Referee (judge) will be eligible.

16. The cash prizes will be $5000, $2000 and $1000 and awarded to the winner in the form of a cashiers check. A IRS Form 1099 will be sent to the IRS and winners.