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Rules and Regulations

Adelante Foundation, Inc. (“Adelante”), a nonprofit with U.S. operations based in Denver, Colorado, is a registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization with the Internal Revenue Code. Adelante is conducting the Raffle for Change (“Raffle”) as a fundraiser for the organization to support small businesses of women living in poverty in Honduras. The following Raffle Rules state how the Raffle will be governed, how prizes will be awarded, and participation details.

The Rules are binding for every individual raffle participant who purchases or is in possession of a raffle ticket. With the purchase or possession of a raffle ticket, the raffle participant agrees to comply with the Raffle Rules and understands that the interpretation and application of the Raffle Rules by Adelante is final.

Tickets to enter the Raffle for Change can be purchased starting February 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. MT until May 1, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. MT. The drawing will be held and winner announced on May 2, 2018 before 10:00 p.m. MT. The holder of the winning ticket will not have to be present in order to win. No more than 3,000 tickets will be sold.


To be eligible to purchase a raffle ticket, you must be at least 21 years old and a resident of the United States. A ticket purchased by an ineligible individual will be deemed void. Ineligible tickets cannot win or be refunded.

Tickets purchased with a credit card that have been deemed “stolen,” “declined,” or invalid in any other way, along with tickets purchased with a check that is returned for insufficient funds, will be deemed void and cannot win. Adelante holds the right to reject an entry form if deemed defective, submitted without “good funds,” or otherwise ineligible.

How to Puchase

An individual can purchase as many tickets as he/she desires (subject to availability). Raffle tickets can be purchased online at www.adelantefoundation.org/raffle/. Adelante reserves the right to reject any entry form that it deems defective, ineligible, or submitted without “good funds.”

After a raffle ticket purchase has been made, Adelante will send the raffle ticket(s) in the form of an electronic receipt to the individual’s email address provided on the participant's raffle entry form. Adelante will provide a copy of the receipt upon request.

Raffle ticket sales are final unless the raffle is cancelled under the approval of the Colorado Secretary of State. In this case, each purchaser will be refunded the purchase amount of the raffle tickets. Adelante assumes no responsibility for late, misdirected, lost, or undelivered mail, email, or faxes, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the deadline of the drawing.


Raffle Ticket Prices: 1 ticket: $30; 3-pack: $75; 5-pack: $115; 10-pack: $200

Eligible participants can purchase single tickets or multiple tickets for the special-offer prices listed above. Each ticket purchased must list only one name. Tickets are transferrable providing that the person receiving the transferred ticket(s) also meets the eligibility requirements. If more than one name appears on a ticket, Adelante will award the prize to the first individual whose name is listed, and the winners will be responsible for sharing the prize.

According to the IRS, raffles for prizes of value are not in the same category as a charitable contribution and do not qualify as tax deductible.

Selecting a Winner

Adelante will hold a random drawing using a certified and tested third-party randomization software to determine a winning ticket. This will be overseen by Adelante’s certified Games Manager. Contestants will not need to be present to win. The winner will be selected at random on May 2, 2018 using a third-party, verified and tested, random number generator and announced live on our Adelante website, social media, and through email notification and/or by phone before 10:00 p.m. MT.


Purchase Deadline: May 1, 2018, 10:00 p.m. MT
Drawing and announcement: May 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m. MT

The winner understands that if sales of the Raffle do not exceed $3,000, the winner will receive a cash payout equal to 50% of net proceeds from sales.


The prize for the winning contestant consists of a six-night stay at Infinity Bay Beach Resort in Roatan, Honduras, in a Deluxe One-Bedroom Villa for two people, including a daily breakfast buffet for two people and use of hotel installations. Additionally, the prize includes a round of golf for two at Pristine Bay Resort, introductory dives for two at Sun Divers, discounted dives at Infinity Divers, and a dolphin swim at Anthony’s Key. The Adelante Foundation will cover round-trip airfare from any continental U.S. domestic airport and transportation between the Coxen Hole Airport in Roatan and Infinity Bay Beach Resort. The prize winner will be responsible for the costs of all other meals, transportation on the island, and any additional entertainment activities. Travel may be transferred as a gift should the winner choose to do so. All travel will be arranged between the winning contestant and Adelante’s Games Manager. The winner must confirm travel dates with Infinity Bay Beach Resort no later than August 31, 2018. The winner may travel to Roatan at any time excluding Christmas, New Year’s, Easter week, the Roatan International Fishing Tournament (several days each year on and around September 15), and the week of Honduran national holidays in early October for Morazán Day. The winner will be responsible for any extra travel fees and taxes not included in the grand prize. Winner must be compliant with available travel dates, travel documentation, liability waivers, and any other requirements or restrictions related to the prize.


Once a winning ticket is drawn, Adelante will contact the prizewinner using the contact information provided in the form upon purchasing the ticket. After 30 days, if the winner has not claimed the prize, Adelante will notify the winner of the prize won via U.S. Postal Service at the address indicated by the ticket purchaser, instructing him/her to contact the Adelante prize liaison. A request for receipt will be included. Should the winner not claim the prize within 30 days after receipt of the notification, Adelante will draw another winner to claim the prize. Adelante will be unable to award the prize and will be forced to retain the prize if:

      1. The winner’s participation or receipt of the prize is prohibited by Applicable Law or Raffle Rules.
      2. The winner was ineligible to enter the raffle or purchase a ticket.
      3. The winner provided incorrect or misleading information in connection with the raffle ticket purchase.

In order to be eligible for the prize, the winner is required to sign and deliver the following to Adelante:

      1. Proof of identity as the person named on the winning entry.
      2. Proof that the ticket purchaser was eligible to purchase at the time of raffle entry.
      3. Release for publicity purposes.
      4. Liability release form before trip departure.
      5. Other reasonable requests such as proof of address to determine authenticity of prize claims.

Entrants accept and agree that the holder of the winning ticket may have their first name and last initial appear on the Adelante website, blogs, and social media or Adelante promotional materials.

Raffle participants agree that Adelante and its affiliated entities (Infinity Bay Beach Resort, Infinity Divers Aqua Center, Pristine Bay Resort, Sun Divers, and Anthony’s Key Resort) will not be held responsible for any losses or damages relate to the Raffle or the individual’s failure to win or the person’s award, acceptance, or use of the prize.

Adelante-affiliated entities will not be held responsible for any losses, rights claims, damages, or actions linked to or in result of the acceptance of the prize, or the individual’s non-compliance with Applicable Law.

Raffle participants must have read and understand the Rules. Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and understand that the Rules and Adelante’s decisions are final.

State of Colorado Registration/Applicable Law

This raffle and all related activities are being conducted in accordance with Bingo-Raffles License #2018-13156 issued to the Adelante Foundation Board of Directors, by the Colorado Secretary of State, and is being done in accordance with Colorado's Rules Covering and Regulating Bingo/Raffles (8 CCR 1505-2) and all relevant provisions of the Constitution of Colorado (Section 2 of Article XVIII), Colorado's Bingo and Raffles Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 12, Article 9, Sections 101-301).

This Raffle must abide by the stated Rules, State of Colorado laws, and Applicable Law. In the case of any conflicts between these Rules and State of Colorado laws, State of Colorado laws dictate that Adelante holds the right to update the Rules or add procedures, requirements, or conditions for the Raffle in order to comply with Colorado State and Applicable Law.

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