Yao Ming Foundation Raffle

King Ing July 11, 2008 3

I received this email from Yao Ming’s representation telling me about a great cause to support with a chance to win a once in a lifetime prize. So if you can, please support this very worthy foundation. For only $10 dollars you can win all this.

Yao, through The Yao Ming Foundation, is going to be having a raffle to help provide relief for the earthquake victims in China. The grand prize is for the winner and a guest to be Yao’s special guest at the 2008 Olympic Games and get VIP treatment. In total, the winner will receive the following:

* Winner and Guest will receive 6 nights 7 day hotel accommodations in Beijing China (Single Room, Double Occupancy, From August 7, 2008 to August 13, 2008)
* Winner and Guest will receive roundtrip airfare from any international airport worldwide to Beijing
* Winner will receive a $1,500 cash stipend for meals and expenses
* Winner and Guest will enjoy a Team China vs. Team USA Olympic Basketball Game
* Winner and Guest will each receive an autographed Official Yao Ming NBA Jersey
* Winner and Guest will enjoy a meet and greet with Yao Ming in the United States after attending a Houston Rockets NBA game (at a mutually agreed upon time)
* Winner and Guest will enjoy a Guided Tour of the Great Wall of China
* Winner will also receive a cash prize in the amount of $3,995.00 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS
($3,300.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($695.00)

3 Comments »

  1. Susan Kishner July 11, 2008 at 8:03 am -

    A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  2. arkan July 24, 2008 at 12:49 am -

    raffle fraudulent, date of drawing keeps shifting

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