GI Research Foundation – Grand Raffle 2018






1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, complete an Official Entry Form online at, or send your entry via U.S. Mail to: THE GI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 20 West Kinzie, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Grand Raffle Address”). Entries must be complete online by noon CST on May 16, 2018 or postmarked by Monday, May 14th and received at The Grand Raffle Address by May 16, 2018.  At that time, pre-sales will be closed and any remaining tickets will be sold at the GIRF Ball on May 19, 2018 at The Sheraton Grand, 301 E. North Water, Chicago, IL between 6pm-7pm, CST.  Only the first 100 valid entries will be admitted into the Grand Raffle.

The Grand Raffle is sponsored by The GI Research Foundation (“Sponsor”).  The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any lost, late, misdirected, illegible, stolen, postage due, or mutilated entries.  If for any reason the Grand Raffle is not capable of being conducted as contemplated in the Official Rules, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate or modify the Grand Raffle. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned.  Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry procedure or violates these Official Rules. 

2. PRIZES: The Grand Raffle winner will be drawn at The GI Research Ball on May 19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 301 E. North Water, Chicago, IL around 8:30pm CST.  Winner need not be present to win.The winner will receive a six (6) month auto luxury lease from DS Luxury as follows:  Winner can choose between a 2016 Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged, a 2017 Bentley Bentayga, or a Mercedes Benz S560 V8 4Matic, as depicted. Winner must be age twenty one or older and must have proof of auto insurance. The lease must commence no later than July 1, 2018 or it is null and void. In lieu of the luxury auto lease, the Winner can choose a cash option of $30,000. The Winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and must sign the Release (defined below) contemplated in these Official Rules as a condition to receipt of and/or participation in the Grand Prize.   No transfer or substitution of prizes permitted except with the permission of the Sponsor or where required by law.  If the Grand Prize, or any portion of such prize, becomes unavailable, the Sponsor may award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 100. The fair market value of the prize winnings ($30,000 to $45,000, depending on the prize selected) will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and is considered ordinary taxable income to the winner.  Winner shall be responsible and pay for any and all taxes related to the prize won.  Please consult with your tax advisor for additional information. All expenses, costs and fees not expressly included above are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize Winner as the case may be. 

3. ELIGIBILITY: The Grand Raffle is open to legal residents of Illinois who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Entry in the Grand Raffle constitutes an entrant’s agreement to be bound by these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Grand Raffle judges and such decisions shall be final.  

4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: A tentative Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on May 19, 2018 at the GI Research Foundation Ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 301 E North Water Street, Chicago, IL.  In the event the winner is not in attendance at the GI Research Ball on May 19, 2018, the tentative Grand Prize winner will be notified via U.S. Mail and/or telephone and/or e-mail on or about the week of May 21, 2018. The tentative Grand Prize Winner, at his or her sole discretion, may disclaim a prize he or she has won by not claiming such prize and in such case an alternate tentative Grand Prize Winner will be selected.  Within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification of winning, the tentative Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (the “Release”). Upon return of the completed and executed documents, the tentative Grand Prize Winner will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner.  By entering this Grand Raffle or by accepting a prize, the entrant, Grand Prize Winner agrees that Sponsor, the independent judging organization, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the officers, directors, agents and employees of any of the above entities (the “Grand Raffle  Parties”) are not liable for injury, loss, death, or damage of any kind due to or associated with acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any portion thereof and/or participation in the Sweepstakes and agree to release and hold harmless the Grand Raffle Parties from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any portion thereof and/or participation in this Grand Raffle.  Except where prohibited by law, Grand Prize Winner and Guest further grant to the Sponsor the right to use such prize Grand Prize Winner’s and Guest’s name, photograph, voice, likeness and city of residence for purposes of advertising or promoting and publicizing the efforts and activities of the Sponsor without further consideration and to release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Grand Raffle.  Non-compliance or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

5. LIST OF WINNERS: For the name of the Grand Prize winner, available after July 1, 2018 and before January 1, 2019, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (except where not required by State law) to: Grand Raffle Winner List, c/o GI Research Foundation at the Grand Raffle Address.

6. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  The Grand Raffle, including the interpretation of these rules, is governed by the laws of Illinois and the federal laws of the United States and is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.



Mail form and payment to: GI Research Foundation 20 W Kinzie 12th floor Chicago, IL 60654 or submit online here.

Online submissions must be completed by noon on May 16, 2018. Mailed entries must be postmarked by May 14th and in the GIRF office by May 16th, 2018 to be considered.
Any remaining tickets after May 16, 2018 will be sold at the GIRF Ball on May 19, 2018 between 6-7pm. Entrants will receive email confirmation of their submission.