what you'll do
Space has given us all the chance to dream: Of beauty and wonder. Of great adventures. Of being part of something bigger than ourselves. And now…
You’ll be one of the first people to live that dream on a Virgin Galactic spaceflight!
Let that soak in for a minute. You’re. Going. To. Space.
You and your guest will board a Virgin Galactic spaceship where you’ll take off smoothly, just like an airplane, and watch as the colors outside your window change from blue to indigo to midnight black...
Hovering above Earth, nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking views of our bright planet and surrounding galaxy. Or hearing “you are now free to float about the cabin.”
Cameras throughout the cabin will record every moment in HD. With 17 circular windows for viewing, every seat is a window seat. And there’s even a mirror to watch yourself floating through space.
Following a smooth glide descent, you’ll return back to Earth safely, but forever transformed. You’re an astronaut now.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Space for Humanity’s mission is to expand access to space, train our leaders of tomorrow and contribute to a culture of interconnectedness. By sending citizens to space—as well as hosting conversations, events and launch parties—Space for Humanity will cultivate a global network of transformational leaders better equipped to create a sustainable future for us all.
This experience raises funds for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), a US-registered, 501(c)(3) public charity. 100% of donations for this experience go to CAF America, which will then grant the donations, minus the experience fees and costs, to Space for Humanity (the “Designated Grantee”). For more information, see the “Fundraising Transparency” section below.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Capitalized terms used and not defined below have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Official Rules, available here.
One (1) grand prize winner (the “Winner”) + one (1) guest (“Guest”)
Omaze, Inc. (referred to herein as “Omaze” or “Sponsor”)
3. Designated Grantee:
Space for Humanity (Federal Tax ID # 82-2734296) (“Designated Grantee”).
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. 100% of donations raised in this Experience go to CAF America, who will then grant the donations, minus experience fees and costs, to the Designated Grantee. For more information, including how much goes to the Designated Grantee(s), the expected timeframes in which the Designated Grantee(s) will receive the grants, and the rare instances when CAF America may reassign donations to another nonprofit, see the “Fundraising Transparency” section, below.
All Designated Grantees are pre-validated by CAF America to confirm they meet CAF America’s applicable eligibility requirements to receive grants. So long as the identified Designated Grantee remains eligible to receive grants from CAF America, CAF America will distribute grants to Designated Grantee out of the donations raised in this Experience.
4. Deadline to Enter:
This Experience begins July 11, 2021 at 9:31 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, and ends August 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper.
5. Entry Limit:
The maximum number of entries for any one person into this Experience (the “Entry Limit”) is six thousand (6,000), regardless of the method of entry.
6. Potential Winner Notification:
A random drawing will be conducted on or after close of Entry Period. Winner will be drawn from among all valid entries received by Sponsor during the Entry Period. Potential Winner will be notified, on or after the close of Entry Period and must timely respond in accordance with the terms and deadlines stated in the Official Rules.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
7. Prize Provider(s):
Omaze and Virgin Galactic, LLC (“Virgin” and together with Omaze the “Prize Provider”).
8. Prize Details:
(a) The Grand Prize. Winner will receive two (2) seats, one (1) for Winner and one (1) for Winner’s Guest, for a sub-orbital flight aboard Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo (“Sub-Orbital Flight”), including pre-Sub-Orbital Flight training for Winner and Guest prior to the Sub-Orbital Flight (“Training”), and a tour of Virgin’s Spaceport in Las Cruces, New Mexico prior to the Sub-Orbital Flight; round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation and accommodations for Winner and Guest included in connection with both the Sub-Orbital Flight and the Training (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize is strictly limited to those elements described in this Section 8. Any Grand Prize elements not specifically described in this Section 8 may be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, present Winner with one or more Grand Prize options, from which Winner may choose one. However, Winner is not guaranteed or entitled to have the ability to request or demand any Prize elements that are not specifically stated in this Section 8.
(i) Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $510,000.00 (USD)
(ii) Anticipated Prize Fulfillment Date: TBD by Prize Provider in its sole and absolute discretion, but in no event later than eighteen (18) months from the last date of the Entry Period.
(iii) Prize Fulfillment Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico and suborbital space atmosphere.
(iv) Any Taxes or Fees Covered: If the Winner is a legal resident of the United States (“US”), the Grand Prize will also include an additional cash payment of 25% of the ARV, excluding any cash component of the Grand Prize, for Winner to use to pay required US income taxes. If the Winner is a legal resident of any other eligible country outside of the US, then the Grand Prize will be awarded, net of all taxes, and Winner shall be solely responsible for payment of all applicable taxes in connection with receipt of the Grand Prize.
(b) Alternative Grand Prize. If Sponsor and/or Virgin determines that it cannot timely deliver or fully award the Grand Prize to Winner on or before the Anticipated Prize Fulfillment Date(s) stated above, for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event, legal restrictions, supply chain disruptions, Virgin cancellation or delays, failure of construction, or any other reason, then Sponsor and/or Virgin reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize with an alternative cash prize of equal to or greater value than the ARV (the “Alternative Grand Prize”). No additional prizes or compensation of any kind will be provided if the Alternative Grand Prize is awarded.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all Prizes are awarded as is, without any representations or warranties, and cannot be transferred, sold, substituted, or redeemed for cash by Winner. Unless noted in the Prize details in this Section 8, Winner is solely responsible for all taxes, costs, and fees associated with Prize receipt, ownership, and/or use. In order to accept the Grand Prize, Winner and Guest must accurately complete and timely return all documentation required by Sponsor and/or Virgin, including, without limitation any documentation enumerated in Section 9, below.
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9. Eligibility and Restrictions:
This is a Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 2(A) of the Official Rules).
Individuals who have won the grand prize in any Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 2 of the Official Rules) in the immediately preceding 18-month period are not eligible to win. Individuals may not win more than one prize within a Secondary Promotion (as defined in Section 2(B) of the Official Rules) in connection with this Experience.
(a) Age to enter: You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Winner’s Guest must be at least 18 years old.
(b) Prohibited Persons. In addition to those prohibited persons identified in Section 1(A) of the Official Rules, any employees, officers, and/or directors of the Designated Grantee(s) of this Experience are not eligible to enter or win this Experience.
(c) Prohibited Jurisdictions: This Experience is not open to any individual resident of any jurisdiction within the Prohibited Jurisdictions listed in the Section 1(B) of the Official Rules. Further, any Participant who is determined to be a Specially Designated National (as defined by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control) or is a sanctioned person as determined by such Participant’s applicable jurisdiction of residence will not be eligible to enter or win the Grand Prize.
(d) Health and Safety:
(i) Prize Provider may require that Winner and Guest attest to having received certain vaccinations, including, without limitation, a COVID-19 vaccination, and provide proof of the same (in a format determined by Sponsor and/or Virgin in its sole discretion) in order to be eligible to win and accept the Grand Prize. In the event Winner or Guest are unable to produce proof of vaccination reasonably satisfactory to Sponsor and/or Virgin, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to an alternate Potential Winner randomly drawn from among the remaining eligible entries.
(ii) In order to ensure Winner and Guest’s safety during the Training and the Sub-Orbital Flight, Sponsor requires that Winner and Guest pass all medical tests customarily administered by Virgin’s medical staff in order to be eligible to win and accept the Grand Prize and any additional medical tests deemed necessary by Virgin’s medical staff. In the event Winner or Guest is unable to satisfactorily pass the medical tests required, then such individual(s) will not be eligible to accept the Grand Prize and will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to an alternate Potential Winner randomly drawn from among the remaining eligible entries.
(e) Required Documentation: In addition to any other documentation required by Sponsor pursuant to the Official Rules, including, without limitation, Section 6(A) of the Official Rules, Sponsor requires that Winner and Guest complete, provide and/or sign all documents required by Virgin to be eligible to win and accept the Grand Prize, including, without limitation: Conditions of Carriage, Reciprocal Waiver of Claims, and Informed Consent documents, as updated from time-to-time by Virgin in its sole discretion. In the event Winner and/or Guest fail to timely complete and sign any required documents, then Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to an alternate Potential Winner randomly drawn from among the remaining eligible entries.
In addition to all of the other requirements stated in these Official Rules, if the Potential Winner is a Canadian resident, (s)he must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be eligible to be confirmed the Winner.
Entry is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. See the Official Rules for more details. In certain jurisdictions, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.
10. Winner Confirmation & Verification:
Potential Winners are subject to confirmation and verification by Sponsor per the terms and restrictions stated in the Official Rules. As part of the Winner confirmation and verification process Sponsor and Virgin may conduct background check(s) on a Potential Winner (and any Guests of Potential Winner) except where legally prohibited. Background checks may occur without any additional notice to Potential Winner and/or prior to awarding the Prize(s), as may be permitted by law. Participation in an Experience constitutes Participant’s authorization to such background checks, without Sponsor and/or Virgin providing additional prior notice or seeking additional authorizations or consents from Potential Winner.
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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.
(a) How it works: Omaze and CAF America work together to offer incredible Experiences, like this one. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, 100% of your donation goes to CAF America, who then distributes the donations, minus the Experience fees and costs, to the nonprofit(s) identified on the experience page (the “Designated Grantee(s)”). Our model allows CAF America and the non-profit grantees to spend less time worrying about raising funds and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
(b) Where your donation goes: For Experiences like this one, we first account for the actual costs of the Experience (e.g., Prize costs, payment processing fees, and advertising to awesome people like you). After those Experience costs are paid, eighty percent (80%) of the remaining donations (the “Adjusted Donations”) go to the Designated Grantee(s) via grant from CAF America. (If there are multiple Designated Grantees, then this amount is equally distributed among them). CAF America also retains a small percentage of the total donations (less than 1%) to cover its own operating costs. Omaze uses the remaining amount to cover our costs of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen.
(c) Designated Grantee Eligibility: Before every Experience, CAF America confirms the Designated Grantee(s) as eligible to receive grants. In the rare case where, after the launch of an Experience but before distribution of the donations, a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility (per CAF America’s grant-making policies and/or applicable laws), then CAF America may (i) withhold distribution of the donations until the Designated Grantee is eligible or (ii) reassign the donations to another nonprofit that supports a similar cause. If CAF America reassigns the donations to an alternate organization, the Experience page will be updated to identify what entity(ies) received the grant(s).
(d) When will the Designated Grantee get the money? Omaze sends 100% of donations from this Experience to CAF America within 2 business days of Omaze’s receipt of the donation. The speed at which CAF America distributes the donations to the Designated Grantee(s) depends on the classification of the Experience and can be anywhere from 2 weeks after Omaze received your donation to 90 days from the close of the Experience. In circumstances where a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility to receive grants, the above grant distribution timeframes may be impacted.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of total donations (e.g., Premiere and Owned Experiences), CAF America will distribute the donations via multiple grants throughout the duration of the Experience, usually within 10-15 business days following CAF America’s receipt of donations from Omaze.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of Adjusted Donations (total donations minus Experience costs), CAF America will distribute donations after reconciliation of all Experience costs (usually within 15-90 days following the close of the Experience).
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