2023 wcfsymphony River Cruise Raffle

Your chance to win a Viking European Cruise!

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Humble Travel, and Viking have partnered in this exciting fundraiser where all proceeds go to support the wcfsymphony's education programs in the Cedar Valley. 

Prize Details: Any 8-day Viking European River Cruise (category D) in 2024

One cabin, up to 2 people ($8,000 value)

Included in the package:

  • One shore excursion in each port of call
  • All onboard meals
  • Choice of multiple dining venues
  • Wine, beer, & soft drinks with meals
  • Specialty coffees and teas
  • In-room infotainment and free wi-fi

Does NOT include airfare.

Upgrades are possible for an additional charge based on availability.

Winning package can be transferred prior to booking.

Winner must make reservations through Humble Travel within 120 days of departure.

For more detailed prize information, see Official Rules below.

Raffle Information

Raffle tickets are $150 each. There will be a limit of 300 tickets sold, meaning each ticket comes with a 1 in 300 chance of winning! 

Ticket sales: Aug. 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. - Oct. 19, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Winner will be announced from the stage on Oct. 21 at the Beethoven & Bartok concert. You do NOT have to be present to win.

Tickets can be purchased the following ways:

  • Visit the wcfsymphony office, located in the Center for Environmental Education building (8106 Jennings Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50614)
  • Call the wcfsymphony office at (319) 273-3373 from 9am-4pm
  • Mail cash or check to symphony office:
    • Mailing address: Gallagher Bluedorn PAC #17, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
    • Payment must be received by Oct. 16 to be eligible to win
  • Scan the QR code to the right to purchase tickets online (DEBIT CARDS ONLY, NO CREDIT)
  • Attend the FREE Sept. 2 symphony concert in downtown Cedar Falls and purchase tickets at our tent.

NOTE: If not in-person when purchasing ticket, ticket stub will be mailed out the following day. 

Official Rules

These Official Rules (hereafter “Rules”) govern the conduct of the 2023 wcfsymphony River Cruise Raffle (hereafter “Raffle”).  The Raffle is a fundraising activity in support of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra (hereafter “Symphony”), which is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization at Gallagher Bluedorn PAC #17, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. Our mission is sharing live music, championing innovation, and celebrating our common humanity. Proceeds from this Raffle will be used to support the symphony's various community education programs, including Youth Concerts, Music Labs, Ensembles in the Schools, and Instrument Petting Zoos.

By taking any action to participate in this Raffle, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Rules, and further agree to be bound by Symphony’s decisions and interpretation of these Rules.  These rules shall not be changed by any oral statement made by any person acting on behalf of Symphony. All federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances apply and take precedence over these Rules. Symphony reserves the right to update, supplement and modify these rules and to impose additional conditions, procedures and requirements as may be necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law in the conduct of this Raffle and the delivery of the Prize. Void where prohibited.

The Prize:

There is one prize in this Raffle, which is a certificate from Viking River Cruises for an 8 day cruise in 2023 or 2024 for up to two passengers in one category D stateroom (hereafter “Prize”). The Prize has been fully funded by the generous donation of Viking River Cruises, which has provided a fair market value estimate for this Prize of up to $8,000. The Prize does NOT include gratuities, airfare, transfers, land extensions, specialty dining, premium beverages, laundry or any other costs which are not normally included in Viking River Cruises basic cruise fare. The Prize is subject to the limitations specified by Viking River Cruises on the cruise certificate, including: valid on available 2024 embarkations only (blackout dates may apply); cruise must be booked within 120 days of departure; cruise is subject to availability and must be booked through Humble Travel. The Prize is transferrable as long as it has not been booked, however it is not be redeemable for cash, no credit will be issued for cruise fares of lesser value, and there cannot be substitution of any kind for this prize or combined with any other offer or future cruise voucher. Airfare, transfers, land extensions, cruisetours and Christmas holiday itineraries are not included. Other restrictions may apply.

Symphony makes no representation and has no liability regarding the quality or availability of the Prize. Symphony takes no responsibility for tax liabilities or any other cost associated with ownership or use of the Prize. The Prize winner assumes and must pay all fees, charges and costs associated with ownership of the Prize, including, but not limited to, any applicable local, state and federal taxes.


Only individuals with validly obtained tickets who, at the time of entry in the Raffle, are 18 years of age and older and have a valid Social Security number are eligible to participate in the Raffle. Winner must have proper photo identification, acceptable to Symphony, to claim the Prize, and will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Humble Travel, and Viking employees, and members of their households, are not eligible to enter. Symphony’s Board of Directors and volunteers, and members of their households, are allowed to enter and to win.

Any returned or canceled checks will automatically disqualify the ticket holder from winning the Raffle. Symphony reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Rules, any applicable laws, or who makes any misrepresentations relative to this fundraising activity.


The cost of each ticket is $150, payable to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. The IRS has taken the position that purchases of raffle tickets are not tax-deductible contributions. All entries and donations become the property of Symphony immediately upon receipt and will not be returned or refunded. Symphony reserves the right to limit the number of tickets distributed to each person. Raffle tickets are not assignable or transferable.

Tickets for this Raffle may be made:
1) In person: at the Symphony office, located in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education on the University of Northern Iowa campus or at our Sept. 2 Gary Kelley Labor Day concert at Riverplace Plaza in downtown Cedar Falls, or

2) By phone call: made no later than Oct. 19 at noon, to the Symphony office at 319-273-3373, in which the caller speaks directly with a Symphony representative, makes the $150 ticket purchase by credit card, and instructs the Symphony representative on how to complete the entry ticket to be entered on his or her behalf in the drawing (voicemails are not a valid method of entry in this Raffle) or

3) By mail: by mailing $150 in cash or check, along with your name, street address (no P.O. Box), phone number, birth date and email address to: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Gallagher Bluedorn PAC #17, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, USA. Mail requests must be received no later than October 16, and must originate in the state of Iowa

4) Online: by scanning the square QR code above.

Drawing, Notification of Winner, Claiming Prize 

One winning ticket will be drawn at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on October 21, 2023, during our Beethoven & Bartok concert. The winning ticket will be chosen blindly at random, by picking it from a raffle drum or tumbler or other container after being thoroughly mixed. An entrant need not be present to win the Raffle. The person named on the chosen ticket will be the “Pending Winner”.

The Pending Winner will be notified that his or her ticket has been drawn (“Notice”). If the Pending Winner is present at the drawing, he or she will be deemed to have received actual and in person Notice on the date of the drawing. If not present at the drawing, the Pending Winner will be notified by telephone and/or email at the telephone number and/or email address shown on the Pending Winner’s ticket. If no reply to such Notice by telephone/ email is received by Symphony within 48 hours after Notice is given, Notice will also be sent by certified mail to the mailing address shown on the Pending Winner’s ticket. For all purposes of these Rules and the operation of Raffle, (i) any Notice by telephone and email shall be deemed to have been given by Symphony and received by the recipient at the time Symphony places such telephone call or sends such email, and (ii) any Notice by certified mail shall be deemed to have been given by Symphony and received by the recipient on the third (3rd) business day following the date deposited by Symphony in the U.S. mail.

The Pending Winner will have ten (10) calendar days after Notice has been given, as provided in these Rules, to provide documentation, to the satisfaction of the Symphony while acting within its sole discretion, that Pending Winner meets all of the following conditions to properly claim the Prize:  (i) Pending Winner must be over 18 years of age and present an acceptable form of government-issued photo identification proving his or her identity and that he or she is the holder of record named on the winning ticket; (ii) Pending Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under all Rules; and (iii) Pending Winner must sign and return to Symphony an affidavit of eligibility, agreement with these rules, and receipt for the Prize.

If Pending Winner fails to satisfy these conditions within 10 calendar days after Notice under these Rules, he or she will be deemed to have forfeited and will no longer be eligible to win or claim the Prize. In this case, an alternate winning ticket will be selected by a blind random drawing at the Symphony office and the holder of the alternate ticket will be notified in the same manner as the original notification. If necessary, this process will be repeated with subsequent alternate winning tickets until the Prize is claimed by and delivered to a winner in accordance with these Rules.

Symphony will not award the Prize to any ticket holder (i) who was ineligible to purchase a ticket, enter the Raffle, or claim the Prize (ii) who provided false or misleading information to Symphony in connection with the purchase, acceptance, or holding of a ticket, (iii) for whom participation in this Raffle or receiving the Prize is prohibited by these Rules or applicable law, or (iv) fails to satisfy all conditions for claiming the Prize.

Disclaimer; Waiver; Release; Indemnification

Each person, by participating or attempting to participate in the Raffle (i) represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees that he or she did not receive any representation, warranty, guarantee, or assurance, whether written or oral, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to participating in the Raffle or winning the Prize, and (ii) forever waives, releases and discharges, and agrees to indemnify, defend, protect and hold harmless, Symphony and its trustees, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and any person or entity associated with the production or administration of the Raffle, from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, injuries, liabilities and obligations of any kind arising in connection with, as a result of, or otherwise relating to his or her request for a Raffle entry ticket, acquisition of a Raffle entry ticket, participation in the Raffle, failure to win or redeem the Prize, and the redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, receipt, use or misuse of the Prize awarded in the Raffle.


Winner, by accepting the Prize, grants to Symphony full permission to use the winner’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, voice and/or other likeness, statements, biographical information, and prize information for Symphony advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review, permission or approval, in all media and on the internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.

Taxes; Compliance with Laws 

Award of the Prize could have material adverse consequences on the Prize winner including without limitation, with respect to taxes, income, government entitlements or other benefits, or other legal, financial or other matters. Prize winner is strongly advised to seek professional legal and tax advice.

The IRS has taken the position that purchases of raffle tickets are not tax-deductible contributions. Symphony does not and will not provide any advice, counsel or guidance with respect to compliance with any and all applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules and regulations, all of which shall be the sole responsibility of ticket holders and Prize Winner, each of whom is advised to consult his or her own tax advisor(s) with respect to any tax benefits and liabilities that may arise from participating in the Raffle, including obtaining a ticket, winning, accepting, using and otherwise disposing of the Prize.

Each ticket holder’s acquisition of a Raffle entry ticket, participation in the Raffle and, where applicable, receipt and acceptance of the Prize shall be done in full compliance with these Rules and applicable laws. The offer of Raffle entry tickets shall be void where prohibited by applicable law.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue; Mandatory Arbitration 

The Raffle is subject to these Rules and applicable law, including the laws of the State of Iowa. If there is a conflict between these Rules and any applicable law, the applicable law shall govern (and in case of a conflict between the laws of the State of Iowa and any other applicable law, the laws of the State of Iowa shall govern without giving effect to Iowa's choice of law rules). Symphony reserves the right to update, supplement and modify these Rules and to impose additional conditions, procedures and requirements as may be necessary or appropriate for the conduct of the Raffle and the delivery of the Prize in compliance with applicable law.

If there is a dispute of any kind regarding the conduct of this Raffle,  each ticket holder and each person who sought or requested a ticket (i) agrees to arbitrate such dispute, with arbitration to take place in Waterloo, IA, and to be decided by binding arbitration in accordance with current Arbitration rules of the American Arbitration, (ii) submits himself or herself to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Blackhawk County, IA, and waives any objection to such jurisdiction and venue, and (iii) appoints the then Clerk, or acting Clerk, of said court as his or her agent for the service of all process in connection with such proceedings. The official records of Symphony for this raffle shall be deemed correct and final. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The sole and exclusive remedy of a ticket holder or person who sought or requested a ticket shall be limited to the return of the donation paid for his or her entry ticket(s).


Symphony assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail or other failure to secure entry tickets.


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