2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle

Enter the Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle Today!

Friends in Illinois can purchase raffle tickets online until 7:15 p.m. CT on the night of the event (November 6, 2020). Net proceeds from the Raffle will provide much needed revenue for the work of World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International, as well as fund the Chicago Consular Corps’ international scholarship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, laying the groundwork for our future global leaders.

World Business Chicago, Chicago Sisters Cities International, and Gisselle Castillo-Veremis, Dean of the Chicago Consular Corps would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following who generously donated the items included in our raffle packages:

  • Leticia Castellanos, Honorary Consul of Belize
  • The Honorable Aylin Estrella Joo Liem, Consul General of Chile
  • The Honorable Dixon Moya, Consul General of Colombia
  • The Honorable Gisselle Castillo-Veremis, Consul General of the Dominican Republic and Dean of the Chicago Consular Corps
  • The Honorable Jaroslav Kantůrek, Consul General of Czech Republic
  • The Honorable Phumzile Pride Mazibuko, Consul General of South Africa
  • The Honorable Matias A. Eustathiou, Consul General of Uruguay
  • Cameo
  • Parce Rum

Raffle Package Details

The International Celebrity Package

The winner of this package will receive a signed baseball jersey from Eloy Jimenez, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Jimenez is one of the 10 players with the most home runs in this past MLB season. Also, choose from more than 30,000 celebrities to get a personalized celebrity shout out for yourself or a loved one using Cameo, a video-sharing site that allows celebrities to send personalized video messages to fans.

The Arts Package #1

Receive a decorative wall plate from Colombia as well as art and spirits from Belize. Sold by Tulia’s Art Gallery, the wall plate’s workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of the Wounaan tribe in Colombia and is constructed of palm leaf threads sustainably harvested from the rainforest of Colombia’s Pacific coast.

The Arts Package #2

The winner of this package will receive an authentic South African Decoupage Ostrich Egg featuring a map of Africa and the profile painting of a Xhosa woman on the top base of the egg. A wooden stand is included. We are pleased to also include a variety of South African wines. South Africa is in the top ten of the top wine producing countries in the world. South Africa has been producing wine since the first vines were planted in the 17th century, brought by the Dutch governors of Cape Colony. At one time, the sweet wine of Constantia was the most prized in the world. The most important South African wine regions are around the Western Cape Province in the two cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl. A range of wine styles are made, from stunning blockbuster reds to full bodied Chardonnay and crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

Experience the World Through Wine and Spirits Package

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home.  This package includes a variety of full-size Wines, Beer and Spirits from the following countries: Belize, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, South Africa and Uruguay. Two lucky winners will receive a sampling large enough to survive quarantine and beyond!

The Travel Package

Need a weekend away? This package includes a three-night stay at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.  Located along the banks of the Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a perfect place for a relaxing getaway just outside of Austin, Texas. Spend some time floating down its lazy river, horseback riding, kayaking the Colorado River, or hiking through nearby McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Additionally, enjoy two (2) round-trip, United Airlines flight certificates to get to the resort or any United destinations in the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, or Europe.

How to Enter the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle:

Purchasing Raffle Tickets: All raffle tickets are purchased online at www.worldbusinesschicago.com/gala/raffle/ and are automatically entered in the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle. Internet sales of raffle tickets are OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS ONLY. Raffle is void in states where prohibited by law.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for twenty-five dollars ($25.00), sixty dollars ($60.00), or one-hundred dollars ($100.00) by eligible persons (see below) until November 6, 2020 7:15 p.m. CT.  The sale of raffle tickets may either be suspended or stopped at any time at the sole discretion of World Business Chicago.

Eligibility: Raffle tickets may be purchased by Illinois residents who are 21 years of age or older. Anyone can enter the Raffle, except employees of the World Business Chicago or persons living in the same household as a World Business Chicago employee (whether related or not). Void where prohibited by law.

Winner Selection and Notification: Entries will not be accepted after 7:15 p.m. CT on November 6, 2020. Winners will be drawn at 7:30 p.m. CT on November 6, 2020 at the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala. Winners will be notified via email. As a condition of being awarded the prize, winners must sign and return a release form. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. Entrants need not be present to win. Winners will be selected at random.  A finalized prize list will be displayed on the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala website.  Prizes will be awarded based on a pre-defined order. World Business Chicago assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered e-mail messages.  If a selected winner is unable to be contacted or located after a period of 5 business days from the draw date (November 6, 2020), the prize or its cash equivalent will be deemed to have been donated to World Business Chicago.

General: By participating in the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle, participants agree that World Business Chicago and related organizations, their agents, and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind which result from use of the prize or by participation in the contest. Prizes are nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Winners permit World Business Chicago to use their names and/or pictures for publicity purposes without further compensation.

Winners are responsible for paying all taxes and expenses relating to winning the prizes. By participating in the 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala Raffle, each participant agrees to be bound by these official rules, and by all decisions of the contest judges.

The 2020 Consular Corps Gala

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