Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Law Enforcement SUV Giveaway
HOW IT WORKS
Vested Interest in K9s is giving away a new Chevy Tahoe PPV sports utility vehicle to one law enforcement agency’s K9 team!
Eligible law enforcement agencies will enter the contest between Aug 22, 2018 and Sept 20, 2018. Finalists will be announced and public voting will begin at midnight October 1, 2018. The winner will be the K9 team with the most eligible votes on midnight, October 31, 2018.
Please ensure that your agency head has provided approval to enter this contest.
VESTED INTEREST IN K9S, INC. K9 LAW ENFORCEMENT SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
TIMING: The Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is presented by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (the “Sponsor” or “VIK9s”) and administered by US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Administrator”). The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”) and consists of two (2) phases: The Entry Phase and the Public Voting Phase as represented in the chart below. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Contest.
|Phases||Start Time||End Time|
|Entry Phase||12:00:01 AM ET on 08/22/18||11:59:59 PM ET on 09/20/18|
|Public Voting Phase||12:00:01 AM ET on 10/01/18||11:59:59 PM ET on 10/31/18|
By participating in the Promotion, each participant who submits an entry (“Entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to Law Enforcement Agencies with an active K9 unit serving areas and located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are physically in possession of a K9 vest received directly from VIK9s (each, an “Agency”). At the time of submitting an entry, eligible Agencies: (i) must have a K9 between the ages of 2 and 5 years old; (ii) K9 or its handler must not be scheduled for retirement within the next 3 years; and (iii) must have a current K9 vehicle with over 60,000 miles. Void outside the U.S. and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, any individual persons, foundations, and unions are not eligible to participate. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a customized Chevrolet Tahoe with a total maximum ARV not to exceed $50,000. Maximum ARV will be a combination of the total purchase price of the vehicle plus any cost for customizations, equipment and installation towards making the vehicle K9 ready for the Agency. Grand Prize vehicle will be outfitted with a Vested Interest in K9s logo which must remain intact on the Grand Prize vehicle as it appeared at the time of delivery of same to the winning Agency (with accompanying trademark notice) including but not limited to replacement or re-installation such that the Vested Interest in K9s logo is closely similar to the originally installed version of the logo if it is damaged or otherwise detached during bodywork or other activities (the preceding excludes fading of the Vested Interest in K9s logo due to ordinary wear-and-tear of the Grand Prize vehicle, provided that the logo is still clearly visible such that it is closely similar to the originally installed version of the logo). In the event the winning Agency disbands its K9 unit within three (3) years of the Grand Prize vehicle being awarded to it, the winning Agency agrees to transfer the Grand Prize vehicle to another Agency K9 team which is eligible under these Official Rules (as selected by the winning Agency and subject to the approval of Sponsor in its sole discretion) and to notify Sponsor of the details of the transfer including but not limited to the name and address of the other Agency K9 team receiving the Grand Prize vehicle as well as the name and title of an authorized representative of such other Agency K9 team. The winning Agency will be solely responsible for all costs and expenses related to the maintenance of the logo (as well as of the Grand Prize vehicle generally) and any required vehicle transfer (if applicable). The Agency to which the Grand Prize vehicle is transferred will be subject to the same requirements for the maintenance of the logo as the winning Agency which originally received the Grand Prize vehicle from Sponsor. Should the Agency to which the Grand Prize vehicle is transferred also disband its K9 unit within three (3) years of the Grand Prize being awarded to the Grand Prize winning Agency, the Agency to which the Grand Prize vehicle is transferred will be required to transfer the Grand Prize vehicle to another Agency K9 team in the manner and subject to the requirements set forth above. If an Agency does not wish or is not able to agree to the terms stated herein or discovers it cannot agree to all terms after submitting an entry and/or otherwise participating in the promotion, the only recourse of such Agency is to withdraw its entry/participation in the promotion and, if applicable, to decline the Grand Prize vehicle; and, if the Agency won the Grand Prize vehicle, the Agency will not receive any compensation from Sponsor and the Sponsor shall have no liability to the Agency under any legal theory. Grand Prize-winning Agency will be provided the final purchase cost and remaining awarded balance it may use to request any customizations. Agency must submit and have approved by the Sponsor all requested customizations. All customizations approved as part of the Grand Prize will be purchased and installed by a vendor of the Sponsor’s choosing. Any difference in the stated maximum ARV and value at time of prize notification/award, if any, will not be awarded. Winner must take delivery of Vehicle from Sponsor at a date and location in the Agency’s vicinity to be specified by Sponsor. By accepting the Grand Prize, winning Agency also agrees to participate in a media event and photo shoot with a Sponsor representative within 6 months of taking delivery of the Grand Prize vehicle, at a location in Agency’s vicinity to be chosen by Sponsor. Any additional upgrades and options are at the sole expense of the winner. Color, package, factory options, and other prize specifics to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and are subject to availability. Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the Vehicle after it has been delivered to the specified delivery site. Winner will be responsible for any and all costs associated with the collection and use of the Vehicle, including but not limited to, optional equipment, additional customization needed to make the vehicle K9 ready for the Agency, title, license, insurance, registration fees, applicable taxes and any travel and transportation costs associated with collecting the Vehicle. All other costs not specifically stated herein are the responsibility of the winner. Winner must have any required paperwork and proof of insurance to take delivery of Vehicle; noncompliance may result in forfeiture of prize.
The maximum total ARV of the Grand Prize is $50,000.
THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD & HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: The Contest Entry Period begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Thursday, September 20, 2018. During the Contest Entry Period, eligible Agencies must visit www.vik9s.org/suvgiveaway, complete the entry form as instructed, upload a good quality photo of the Agency’s handler and K9 team with the K9 wearing his/her ballistic vest as awarded to the Agency by Vested Interest in K9s, complete all other required information and submit (the “Contest Entry”).
There is a limit of one (1) Contest Entry per Agency.
Once a Contest Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Contest Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Submitted Photo must show the Agency’s Handler and K9 with the K9 wearing the ballistic vest donated by VIK9s.
- No other individuals may appear in the Photo.
- Entry form, Photo and all information submitted via email must be in JPG format and conform to any size requirements of the entry website.
- Entry and Photo cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
- Once a Photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
- Each submitted Photo must be original, on which no image editing software has been used.
- No duplicate Photos or substantially similar Photos, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
- By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Agency warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer.
- Entry and Photo cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
- Entry and Photo cannot contain exposure of K9s genitalia.
- Entry and Photo cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
- Entry and Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Entry and Photo cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
- Entry and Photo cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
- Entry and Photo cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Entry and Photo cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
- Entry and Photo cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
- Entry and Photo cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Entry and Photo cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
- Entry and Photo may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
- Photos cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
By submitting a Contest Entry, the Agency understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use its Entry, Photo, name, hometown and likeness on the Contest website, Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites, and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Contest Entry, which includes a Photo.
By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Contest Entry and Photo do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the Photo; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the Photo, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by such third party; and (d) Contest Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Contest Entry, or Contest Entrant’s conduct in creating the Contest Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.
CONTEST ENTRIES POSTED TO THE PROMOTION WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEST ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.
PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD & HOW TO ENTER THE VOTER SWEEPSTAKES: Starting at 12:00:01 AM ET on October 1, 2018, eligible and approved Agency entrants will be posted to the Promotion website for public voting.
There is a limit of one (1) Vote per person per 24-hour period during the Public Voting Period regardless whether person has more than one email address. All Votes must be received between 12:00:01 AM ET on Monday, October 1, 2018 and 11:59:59 PM ET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Votes become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Nothing in these Official Rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise disclose any Vote submitted in connection with this Promotion. Multiple Voters are not permitted to share the same email address.
Any attempt by an Agency or any other person to gain Votes by promising a benefit to the Voter or any other person, including the use of sites such as Vote Exchange or other similar social media sites, may subject the Agency and Voter to disqualification in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Voters and/or Agencies who spam or create false accounts for the purpose of casting or earning Votes (or otherwise undertake any act intended to manipulate or undermine the integrity of the Promotion) may have their entry or Votes disqualified. Decisions of the Sponsor are final relating to all aspects of the voting process and results. The Sponsor may disqualify any Agency, Contest Entry, Vote, Voter or related parties who violate or is suspected of violating any of the terms and conditions of the Promotion or these Official Rules.
CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION, NOTIFICATION & CONTEST GRAND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS: The Contest Finalist who receives the most Votes during the Public Voting Period will be deemed the potential Contest Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all tied Agency Entries to determine the potential Grand Prize Winner.
Potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by the Sponsor or Administrator by email or phone on/around November 7, 2018 and an authorized agent of the potential Grand Prize-winning Agency will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Publicity/Liability Release (the “Releases”) within ten (10) days of notification. Potential Grand Prize winner may be given additional time if requested to be able to have Releases appropriately executed and returned. Approval of and duration of Release return extension at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and the Contest Entrant with the next highest number of Votes will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize will be awarded within approximately 45 days after verification and completed vehicle will be awarded in approximately 12 weeks from date of verification, subject to vehicle availability and procurement, delivery, installation and availability of approved customizations. Non-winning Contest Finalists may not be notified.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if potential finalist or winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules he/she will be disqualified.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use the Agency’s name, prize won, town/city/location, likeness, logo, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
By accepting a Grand Prize, Agency further agrees to release the Promotion Entities from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Promotion or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.
Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Customizations and use of the vehicle by an Agency may void some/all manufacturer warranties. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Promotion and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).
GENERAL: Participating Agencies and Voters agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release and hold the Sponsor, the Administrator and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Entrants waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use/misuse or redemption of a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any Agency or Voter and the Sponsor as a result of participating in the Promotion. None of the information submitted by the Agency or Voter will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.
Although subsequent attempts to submit a Contest Entry or Vote may be received, only the first complete Contest Entry/Vote received from a particular Entrant/Voter will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to Enter/Vote, including entries/votes submitted with an alternate email address or identity will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant or voter, submission will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted by the Voter from which the Vote is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email address is registered. Any entrant, voter or potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder of an email address and/or an authorized agent of the Agency to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Entry materials/data or Vote materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries/votes or entries/votes generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries/votes; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of submission materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive submission information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s, voter’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, Agencies/Voters (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Promotion it sponsors any Agency or person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw any method of entry or voting mechanism if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion). If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes whether or not beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible if the Promotion cannot be implemented or prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Agency or individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry or Vote process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Agency or Voter at any time during the Promotion Period that may be found ineligible.
In the event any Agency or participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Agency or Voter and void any Entries or Votes of such Agency or Voter.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTITY/INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH ENTITY/INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.
BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTES: The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Bristol County, Massachusetts and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.vik9s.org/suvgiveaway or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 7, 2018, to: The VIK9s K9 Law Enforcement SUV Giveaway Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after 11/07/18), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 12/05/18), to: The VIK9s K9 Law Enforcement SUV Giveaway Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.
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Chevrolet and Tahoe are trademarks of General Motors. General Motors is not a sponsor of or affiliated with this Promotion.
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Fulton County Sheriff’s Office K9 team named winner in Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Chevy Tahoe SUV Giveaway Contest
Wauseon, OH- November 6, 2018
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, team of Deputy Justin Galbraith and K9 Fazzo have been named as the winners in the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. – K9 Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway. Thirty K9 teams nationwide competed for public votes one per 24 hours for the entire month of October to win a new Chevy Tahoe SUV with Police Pursuit Package and additional K9 unit customizations – a prize worth up to $50,000.
“We were delighted to see the support nationwide that the Law Enforcement teams received throughout the SUV Giveaway contest. Our commitment is to protect our nations K9s and this is just one more way we can accomplish this goal” said Sandy Marcal, President of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Out of the 158,448 votes cast, 35,910 went to Deputy Galbraith and Fazzo as a result of their nationwide efforts, through their daily appeals in October via social media in a series of automated videos including Fazzo, a lip sync production that went viral and an outreach to make Fazzo’s birthday wish come true by casting their votes on his 5th birthday on October 29. The team received national support via public appearances on NBC 24, WTOL 11, ABC 13, WSXY ABC 6 and “My Day” live morning show.
“The new Chevy Tahoe will benefit our office tremendously. K9 units carry a lot of equipment and this vehicle will allow Deputy Galbraith and Fazzo ample space. More importantly, the vehicle will help Deputy Galbraith and Fazzo accomplish their daily tasks, which can often be dangerous’ commented Sheriff Roy Miller.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity, located in East Taunton, MA. Their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.
The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor and other services for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.
For information about Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. visit www.vik9s.org or call 508-824-6978.
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