GOAL Statement Regarding Video of Spring Fling Raffle Winner.
GOAL has been made aware of some great concerns regarding the video drawing of the Spring Fling Raffle that took place on June 30, 2017. First, let us state clearly that we value the trust and support of our members and would never do anything to jeopardize that! GOAL always strives to maintain the highest level of integrity with all raffles and fundraisers. In addition, the public is invited to attend every live drawing.
For the record, the winner received all prizes and has no connection to GOAL and is not an active member of GOAL.
The video in question was supposed to have been shot in entirety as a “Facebook live” event, due to operator error the video did not start until after the ticket was being drawn. Once told by the camera operator that we were now actually live, we had a quick decision to make. Do we throw the legitimate winner back in the drum or keep it in hand? In a split second decision Jim chose to protect the rights of legitimate winner.
In hindsight, perhaps the correct thing to do was to draw a second winner and present both with the prize package, so that is what we will do. In order to maintain the integrity of our raffles we always retain all of the original tickets. The second drawing, utilizing those same tickets, is scheduled for Thursday July 20, 2017 – 6:30 PM at the GOAL office. Everyone who purchased a ticket will have a second chance to win. The drawing will once again be live streamed for all to see, and all are welcome to attend.
The integrity of our organization, the trust of our members, and the fulfillment of our mission was not and is not worth the mere cost of a prize package.
We greatly apologize to our members and supporters for this matter and will strive to continue to earn your trust and support.