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Jackie Vermette wins the Darius & Friends Ultimate Nashville Experience!

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Congratulations to Jackie Vermette on winning the Darius Rucker & Friends Ultimate Nashville Experience! She and her husband, David, were flown out to Nashville and had the trip of a lifetime! Here is what Jackie had to say about the event:

"Thank you Chideo for helping me check-off a top 3 item from my bucket list! Just a few weeks ago, I was notified by a Chideo representative that my name had been selected as the winner of the Darius & Friends Ultimate Nashville Experience. To say that I am Darius Rucker fan would be an understatement. Over the past 20 years, he has been my favorite musical artist and has provided the "sound track" to my life. As a matter of fact, my husband proposed to me on Aug 14th 1996 at a Hootie and the Blowfish concert in Hartford, CT. In May of 1999, we traveled to San Diego, CA where I completed the Rock and Roll marathon (on May 23rd 1999 for the Leukemia Team in Training) and Hootie and the Blowfish played the celebration concert following the marathon. In addition, I have seen every concert they played for the Fishhouse Foundation at the Hampton Beach Ball room in New Hampshire. When Darius started his solo career, I did my best to attend any local concert performances. These included multiple shows at the Eastern States Exposition, Mohegan Sun and a very hard to believe it happened concert in my hometown of Holyoke, MA. With each concert, my group of friends and fellow Darius fans grew larger and larger."

"As noted above, many of the performances were associated with Darius' charitable interests. Upon learning that Darius had recently partnered with Chideo to benefit the St. Jude Children's Hospital (my favorite charity by the way), I was extremely motivated to make a donation through the Chideo.com site. So, I hope you can imagine the excitement that I experienced upon receiving the notification call from Chideo!"

"This experience included a trip for two to Nashville, TN to attend the June 8th Darius & Friends Benefit Concert and the June 9th Darius & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament. Both events are put on by Darius to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thank you Team Chideo and Team Rucker for treating my husband and I like real VIPs. At the concert, we went backstage and hung out with Darius' band before being introduced to Darius at the conclusion of his meet and greet with fans. Everyone was extremely generous with their time and the concert was a blast! At the golf tournament, we played 18 holes of golf at a beautiful country club surrounded by multiple famous country music artists and St. Jude hospital supporters."

"Thank you again to Chideo and Darius Rucker and his management team for your hospitality and kindness. My husband and I feel truly blessed to have won this experience. Our 3 days in Nashville will provide us with a lifetime of wonderful memories. We may never be able to pay Darius back for his kindness but we will do our best to pay it forward.


Jackie Vermette"

We would like to thank Jackie and all of the other supporters for helping out such a great cause, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Don't forget you can still help out by donating today!

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Jackie Vermette wins the Darius & Friends Ultimate Nashville Experience!

Enter for a chance to win an exclusive trip to the Darius Rucker & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, including a Concert and backstage meet-and greet in Nashville, Tennessee!

This Sweepstakes is governed by the Chideo Official Sweepstakes Rules. By participating, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules, this Sweepstakes Details Page and the decisions of the Sweepstakes judges, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to individuals who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age and who have reached the age of majority in their respective state/territory/province/country of residence, which in some states/territories/ provinces/countries may be higher than 18 years of age. Also, due to the timing of the drawing and the trip, individuals must possess a valid passport and/or visa for travel to the United States, if applicable at the time of entry. Residents of the following countries/provinces are ineligible to participate: Quebec, Canada; Australia, Brazil; Argentina, Colombia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela; and all countries on the United States list of embargoed countries. Void where prohibited.

For each of the donation amounts listed below (in a single transaction), the donor will receive the following reward:

  • $10: Thank you for your donation and support!
  • $25: Donor receives a digital thank you from Darius and access to exclusive footage from last year’s concert
  • $50: Donor receives a Darius Rucker bottle opener keychain and koozie (designs will vary)
  • $100: Donor receives a Darius Rucker t-shirt, golf ball, and access to exclusive footage from last year’s concert (designs will vary)
  • $250: Donor receives a Darius Rucker hat, access to exclusive footage from last year’s concert, and everything below this level (designs will vary)
  • $500: Donor receives an autographed ‘Southern Style’ CD, access to exclusive footage from last year’s concert, and everything below this level (merchandise designs will vary)
  • $1,500: Donor receives a guitar signed by Darius Rucker, and access to exclusive footage from last year’s concert, and everything below this level (designs will vary)

All $50 - $1,500 rewards will be sent approximately 8-12 weeks from the promotion end date. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute rewards.

Sweepstakes Entry Period: Starts at 12:00:00 a.m. PT on April 28, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on May 26, 2015. Mailed entries must be postmarked by May 26, 2015 and received by May 28, 2015.

Entry Methods: During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, donate to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via Chideo to receive one or more entries and/or submit free mail entries (see Official Rules for more details).

Random Drawing: Winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held at approximately 12:00 p.m. Central Time on May 28, 2015. Potential winner will have twenty-four (24) hours to respond to email notification. If potential winner does not respond by stated deadline and/or the email notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected, time permitting. Potential winner and his/her designated guest will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release Form or W-8 BEN and Background Check Consent Form within twenty-four (24) hours. Noncompliance/failure to clear background check may result in prize forfeiture and an alternate may be selected, time permitting.

One (1) Prize: Winner and one (1) guest will receive VIP tickets to the Darius Rucker & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee on June 9, Winner and guest will receive two (2) tickets to the Charity Concert and two (2) backstage passes to meet Darius (subject to his availability) on June 8. Prize also includes round-trip airfare, 3 nights hotel accommodations and $500 USD in spending money. Trip dates: June 7-10, 2015. Approximate Retail Value $3,500 USD. Failure to travel during specified dates will result in prize forfeiture. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

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