what you'll do
J.J. Watt is known for dreaming big and giving back. Also for being ridiculously good at football, but that’s not why you’re here in Houston, Texas. You’re in Houston because J.J. wants to change your life. Brace yourself: The six-foot-five defenseman’s about to hurtle toward you at top speed—not to sack you—but to give you a big bear hug AND the keys to a brand new Ford Raptor. Best. Day. Ever. But wait—what’s that in J.J.’s other hand? A check for $100,000 written out to you? Okay, best LIFE ever. Whether you put the money toward a down payment or use it to pay off your mortgage, be sure to hang a #99 jersey somewhere special. Thanks, J.J.!
Flights and hotel for you and a guest, plus the truck’s sales tax and shipping costs, are all included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
The Justin J. Watt Foundation’s mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children to get them involved in athletics, so they can learn about accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic and perseverance in a safe and supervised environment with their peers. To date, the Foundation has donated over 5 million dollars to get boys and girls involved in more than 14 different sports. Your generosity will help empower and inspire children through the power of sport—just like J.J. does on and off the field.
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
Justin J. Watt Foundation ("Charity")
All donations made in connection with a fundraising campaign are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (“CAFA”), an IRS-recognized, U.S. public charity whose mission is to make giving internationally and domestically safe, easy and effective for U.S. donors. CAFA prequalifies each Charity as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants. At the end of each fundraising campaign, so long as the Charity continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants, CAFA will make a grant to the Charity of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
Omaze ("Prize Provider")
(1) Winner will receive $100,000 USD and a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. Taxes and shipping will be covered on the truck only. Winner and (1) Guest will also be flown to Houston to meet JJ Watt. Flights and hotel for Winner and Guest in Houston included.
Sales tax prepaid and up to 25% of the Ford Raptor value (MSRP) will be paid by Omaze to the winner to put towards any required income taxes.
Omaze may permit Winner to receive a cash alternative prize in the amount of $136,641 (United States Dollars) in Winner’s sole discretion. If Winner elects to the cash alternative, Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes.
Prize may be subject to availability restrictions in certain jurisdictions based on licensing, import, or other distribution restrictions. In such case, the winner will be required to take the cash alternative instead.
This sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, approved, or affiliated with Ford Motors. All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
August 27, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
December 3, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around December 18, 2019
Approximate Retail Value:
You must be at least 18 years old and currently reside in contiguous United States to win. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18). In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If Winner is the legal guardian of Guest, Winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child or legal ward.
If Winner and/or Guest are unable or unwilling to travel to the experience location(s), they will be ineligible to receive the prize. Entry is subject to all local laws. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Charity, or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.
Individuals may not receive more than one major/grand prize and one minor prize within the same 18 month period.
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com to utilize any of our methods of entry. Receive bonus entries for donations. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details.
Conditional Winners will be chosen through a random selection process by Omaze or its representative. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets held. A verification process will take place during which conditional Winners will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and their ability to participate on given dates. Omaze may also perform background checks, at its discretion, before an official Winner is announced.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited.
This Experience is part of a fundraising campaign for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), which is a globally recognized United States 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID # 43-1634280). CAF America retains exclusive control over all donations raised in this Experience.
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