“The Big Drop” Rules


  1. West Rotary of Cedar Rapids (“Producer”) will host “The Big Drop” (“event”) at Kernels Stadium in Cedar Rapids on July 29, 2018.
  2. Producer will establish the structure and manner of the Drop, which in general terms, consist of a container filled with Ping Pong Balls dropped from height with a container or area designated as the winner. Winner(s) will be determined by which ball or balls rests in the designated container or area at the conclusion of the Drop.
  3. Prior to the event, each entry will receive a number that corresponds to a number written on one of the balls. The person’s name who appears on the registration list corresponding to the winning balls’ numbers will be awarded prizes. A list of prizes can be reviewed at www.TheBigDropCR.com.
  4. In case of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances, the Producer reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the Drop, or determine winners by random drawing, at its sole discretion.
  5. All balls entered will be provided by the Producer.
  6. Only completed entry forms will be accepted. Mailed entries must be received by Producer by Thursday, July 26, 2018. Entries must be mailed to Cedar Rapids West Rotary, PO Box 8114, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Online entries will be accepted through Saturday, July 28, 2018. Any late entries will be considered a donation to the event. All other entries must be received by an authorized representative of Producer and received by Producer before the race. If available, day-of-race sales will take place at Kernels Stadium, with a cut-off time determined by the Producer. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entries to Producer or an authorized representative of the Producer.
  7. No purchase or donation is necessary in order to enter or win. The Producer requests a $5 donation per ball to benefit the charitable work of the organization. A donation does not increase your chances of winning. One entry per person, without donation, may be obtained via United States Postal service by indicating “Free Entry,” along with Entrant’s name and telephone number with an enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope. Please send your request to the following address: Cedar Rapids West Rotary, PO Box 8114 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406. Requests for Entry without donation received in the mail after July 22, 2018 will not be honored.
  8. Winners will be posted on www.TheBigDropCR.com. Winners will, where necessary, also be notified by United States mail or telephone. A winner is entitled to receive only the prize awarded.
  9. Winners are required to provide proper identification and social security number and will be subject to payment of applicable federal and state income taxes on the value of the prize.
  10. Prizes awarded to minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians.
  11. By entering, winners consent to promotional use of their names and likeness without additional compensation.
  12. No winner will receive more than one (1) prize.
  13. Prizes will be awarded “as is” and no substitution of prizes will be permitted. Producer will have no liability with respect to any prize awarded.
  14. Entrants need not be present to win.
  15. If a winner does not come forward to claim the prize won within 30 days following the event, that prize will be forfeited and Producer will declare another winner for that prize.
  16. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
  17. By entering, entrants release the Producer, sponsors, employees, and their officers, directors, staff and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes and to bodily injury or damage to property on the event site and surrounding parking areas, whether or not due to negligence of the Producer, sponsors, and their officers, directors, staff and other related entities.
  18. This event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and is voided where prohibited by law.
  19. All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by Producer, and judgment is final. If deemed necessary, Producer has the discretion to modify rules.
  20. A copy of these rules and regulations is available at www.TheBigDropCR.com.