DFWICS Diwali Mela DFWICS Diwali Mela


Raffle Winners
PENDENT - Seema Gupta - ticket # 19147
CAR - Kulwant Singh Yadav - ticket # 32537

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Official Rules

For the 2016 Nissan Versa Car Raffle
Small Diamond Necklace Set

FREE Raffle. Win a Car with your ticket purchase.
"Make, Model, Color, design, style, type may vary"

DFW ICS is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization sponsoring a fundraising raffle (“Raffle”) in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. All proceeds of the Raffle, less prizes and expenses, will benefit DFW ICS and will be used in furtherance of charitable purposes. The rules and regulations of the Raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket (“Ticket”), the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. The interpretation and application of the rules and regulations by DFW ICS and its legal counsel shall be final.
DFW ICS is a non-profit, cultural organization and has a strong commitment to the community in organizing annual Diwali Mela, entertainment programs, medical clinics, recognition and rewards to the teachers, and support of other non -profit organizations .

TICKET PRICE & SALES: There is NO SEPARATE TICKET for CAR RAFFLE. Every Purchased ENTRY ticket to the 2016 Diwali Mela event will be eligible for the draw. However only collected stubs at the gate will be included for the draw. The stubs may be dropped at the event gate by the purchaser or his nominee. Purchase price of a single Entry Ticket is $8.00 in advance and $10 at the gate. The odds of winning the prize, as hereinafter defined, will depend on the final number of tickets sold. Ticket purchases are not refundable. The participant must meet all eligibility requirements listed in this Official Rules document to be qualified for the Raffle. Focus of sales is DFW residents.

Each Event Entry ticket purchased shall constitute as an "entry" into the raffle, and the person who possess the Entry ticket portion matching the stub entered for raffle shall be the "Entrant." The winning Entrant shall be the "winner" of the prize. Payment to or delivery of any prize will be made to the Entrant. The winner must complete IRS forms before the prize is tendered. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to allocate a winning prize to other participants in case of a multiple-entry winners, and the winning Entrant shall hold harmless DFWICS in case of conflicting claims or disputes among multiple claimants.

Per IRS rules, amounts paid for entry tickets sued as raffle tickets are not gifts to the charitable organization and do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.

QUANTITY OF TICKETS: The maximum number of entry tickets offered for sale is unknown Requests for ticket purchases (and therefore payments received) after all tickets are sold or following the drawing, will be retained in our office.

ELIGIBILITY: Purchasers of Entry Tickets used for raffle draw must be legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older on, or before, November 5, 2016. The winner must complete IRS forms to receive winning prize All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. DFWICS Diwali Mela organizers and Board members are not eligible to receive the prize.

RANDOM DRAWING: Event Entry tickets stubs must be in the possession of DFWICS by 9.30 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 5, 2016, unless otherwise personally delivered to an authorized representative of DFWICS before the time of the drawing. The raffle will take place on, November 5, 2016, with a random drawing during DFWICS’s 11th annual Diwali Celebration: Please see the website for detailed program. Tickets will be available for purchase until 9.30 PM of the drawing. The Draw will take place on the main stage around 10 PM. The winning ticket will be announced on stage and the Winner must identify and come to the stage with the matching stub. In case the winner is absent then it is the responsibility of the winner to Contact DFW ICS board or Raffle Manager listed below within 10 days to collect the prize. Failure to do so the winner agrees to forfeit all rights to claim the prize

PRIZES: The winner will have a choice of a 2016 Nissan Versa or any upgrade car of their choice at the Clay Cooley Nissan and pay the difference directly to the dealer. All federal, state and local income, sales and/or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prize, including license, title and registration fees, are the responsibility of the holder of the winning ticket. Winner must complete a W-9 form before receiving prize.

In addition to the grand prize, a Diamond necklace set will be awarded. The prizes will be awarded regardless of the number of tickets sold.

The winner is responsible for the separate payment of all taxes, fees and charges, including, but not limited to Federal, State, and Local taxes, title and registration fees. Per current IRS requirements, the winner is responsible for payment of 28% withholding via form W-2G at time of acceptance. Selected unit only; prize cannot be exchanged for cash. If the winner elects not to accept the vehicle, no substitution or exchange for cash or other goods will be provided. Odometer reading at time of award will reflect miles driven during the raffle event, not to exceed 1000 miles. DFWICS is not responsible for the vehicle’s quality nor shall it have any responsibility once the vehicle has been conveyed or delivered to the winner. The stated value of the prize is based on the advertised MSRP and not the actual purchase price paid by DFWICS; all applicable discounts, rebates, and incentives associated with the purchase of the prize vehicle are claimed by and payable to DFWICS.

Affidavit & Release: As a condition of being awarded the vehicle, the winner designee shall be required to execute and deliver to DFWICS a signed affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and satisfy IRS the 28% W-2G withholding requirement.

DFWICS assumes no responsibility for the Winner's tax and/or legal obligations, including the payment of income taxes, and suggests the Winner consult his/her tax and/or legal advisor. The Winner must provide DFWICS with all necessary information required for tax purposes prior to delivery of the Prize. Failure to do so within ten (10) days of such request shall result in an automatic forfeiture of the Winner’s Prize.

In addition, all costs incurred subsequent to transfer, such as gasoline, oil and maintenance not specifically covered under the vehicle warranty, etc. are the Winner's sole responsibility.

The Prize is awarded “AS IS” with no warranty or guarantee except as specifically provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

DFWICS specifically disclaims all expressed or implied warranties, including without limitation warranties of merchant ability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the Nissan Versa

Winner is eligible to receive the Prize and elects to receive the Prize, the Winner agrees to take delivery and title of the Prize at Clay Cooley Nissan, Dallas, TX within ten (10) days of being notified he or she is the Winner, or assumes responsibility for costs associated with transporting the Prize to the Winner’s location of choice.

An appointment must be made with Clay Cooley Nissan Dallas, TX to make arrangements for receipt of the car.

Dispute Resolution: DFWICS shall resolve all disputes in its sole and absolute discretion. DFWICS reserves the right, exercisable upon its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to have:
Violated the Official Rules;
Interfered with the entry process or the operation of the Raffle;
Altered or attempted to alter the random outcome of the Raffle;
Violated any law or regulation by participating in the Raffle; or
Fraudulently providing false information to DFWICS

All entrants must retain their ENTRY ticket stubs. In the event of any dispute or controversy concerning the winner of the drawing, entrants will be required to produce the ENTRY ticket stubs.

WAIVER/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Entrants release DFWICS, and its respective board, committee members, officers, volunteers, employees and representative agents from any and all liability with respect to participation in the promotion and possession of the prize. Any liability of DFWICS shall be limited to the ticket price paid. In the case of a dispute, DFWICS’s decision shall be final.

Entrant agrees to allow DFWICS to use his/her name and image without any compensation for any promotional activity related to this or any future raffle. Any and all addresses and contact information of the purchaser will not be released to the public. By entering the Raffle, the Winner agrees that his/her name and/or likeness may be disclosed to and used by the news media, Clay Cooley Nissan/DFWICS for promotional purposes without additional compensation. In addition, each participant releases the corporate entities of DFWICS, Clay Cooley Nissan of Dallas and their respective parent or affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participating in the Raffle or winning the Prize, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize. The Winner of the Prize and/or their family, heirs, associates or other interested parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless the corporate entities of DFW ICS/Clay Cooley Nissan and their respective parent or affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Winner’s acceptance or use of the Prize.

A Raffle participant’s sole and exclusive remedy for DFWICS’s breach shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his/ her Ticket(s). In no event shall the corporate entities of DFWICS, Clay Cooley Nissan and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents be liable to any party for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages by counsel. All parties agree to resolve any disputes through State approved arbitration and waive the jury trail in any courts

By purchasing a Ticket and choosing to participate in the Raffle, each Raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that DFWICS has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a participant's remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such participant for each Entry ticket purchased, without interest.

The name and logo of DFWICS /Clay Cooley Nissan are registered trademarks, and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use them without the express written consent of DFWICS and Clay Cooley Nissan DFW. Courtesy Smawl, State of Texas raffle rules and other sources.


Raffle Team
Sante S. Chary : 214 597 1571
Moti Aggarwal : 214-394-7129
Rajan Agarwal : 214 264 3077
3626 North Hall Street Suite 910
Dallas, TX 75219—info@dfwics.org


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