Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle
Congratulations to Nick Khadder, (pictured above with his daughter, Lucy), the winner of the Z Mandolin and Calton Case at the drawing May 14!
The IBMA Foundation announces its first ever Strings to Dreams Bluegrass Raffle, with ticket sales from April 1- May 13 and the drawing to be held May 14 at noon Eastern time, livestreamed from the IBMA Foundation Facebook page. The prize is an elegant and unique, limited-edition carbon-fiber Z Mandolin, the last of only 25 ever produced, in a fabulous Calton Case – a combined value of $5,000.
Whoever wins the grand prize will receive the final Z Mandolin ever to be made, a beautifully handcrafted work of art. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the first 24 Z mandolins benefitted the IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship fund and the Lee & Ageleke Zapis Songwriting Scholarship at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
The Z Mandolin is a modern take on the classic F-Style mandolin, a fully custom design inspired by traditional instruments. Advanced carbon-fiber materials produce an instrument that is lightweight, durable, and less susceptible to dents, cracks or scratches than wooden stringed instruments. The Z Mandolin is an ideal tool for the modern musician’s needs. Its carbon-fiber body is resistant to changes in humidity and temperature, making it easy to travel with and easy to keep in tune. It comes equipped with an elegant, custom-designed Calton Case, featuring a beautiful, pure white exterior and stunning pink interior. The case is rugged and road-tested, yet stylish and sophisticated.
Through our website, the IBMA Foundation will be offering sequentially numbered digital raffle tickets, each including a unique and secure number. The purchaser will receive an emailed receipt with ticket information for verification purposes. Purchasers must be living U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older, to participate and win the prize. If fundraising raffles are illegal in your community, you will be unable to participate (states that prohibit raffles altogether are Hawaii and Utah). Members of the IBMA Foundation board or those involved in conducting the raffle—including staff members or immediate family members of these individuals, are not allowed to purchase a raffle ticket. “Immediate family” is defined as spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, inlaws, or spouses of your children.
Although all proceeds will benefit the IBMA Foundation, the purchase of raffle tickets is not a tax-deductible expense according to the IRS. The drawing will take place in the North Carolina chapter office of the IBMA Foundation and will be live-streamed on the Foundation Facebook page. This raffle has been organized in compliance with North Carolina General Statutes 14-309.15. Raffles. The giveaway is conducted by and benefits The IBMA Foundation.
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