ONE HUNDRED CHANCES.
ONE HUNDRED PRIZES.
Be one of 100 participants to win one of five diamond grab bags valued from $700 to $1600, another beautiful gemstone grab bag valued from $375 to $550, or a Chatham ruby grab bag valued at $350! Seventeen lucky participants will receive a diamond or another natural gemstone and a Chatham ruby, and 83 participants will receive a Chatham ruby. And, all participants will receive a $100 gift card from Compton Jewelers. That's a minimum prize value of $350!
All proceeds from the Gem Grab benefit the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Fund. This fund assists students who are experiencing extenuating financial circumstances to help them persist at the University.
HOW IT WORKS
· Buy your ticket now for $100. Only 100 tickets will be sold!
· Participants will pick up a ticket at the Gem Grab table located at Family Weekend Registration in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, October 11 (12 – 8:30 p.m.) or on Saturday, October 12 (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). Each participant will choose a numbered ticket ranging from 1-100. Participants must select a numbered ticket at Family Weekend Registration in order to win a prize. Numbers are dispensed on a first come, first served basis. You do not need to be a Family Weekend attendee to participate in the Gem Grab.
· At 5:30 p.m.* on Saturday, October 12 in the Grand Ballroom (location of the Gem Grab table), participants will pick up the numbered Terrapin Treasure Bag that corresponds to the ticket number previously selected. Each bag holds a prize. Please note: Every participant or a designated representative must attend at 5:30 p.m.* on Saturday, October 12 to win. Participants will have an opportunity to indicate an appointed representative when selecting a number at Family Weekend Registration.
*Gem Grab will take place at 2:45 p.m. if football kick-off is 3:30 p.m.
· Participants will then be instructed to open their bag and check for prizes at the same time. Five lucky participants will receive a diamond valued from $350 - $900, along with a Chatham ruby valued at $250. 12 participants will receive a natural gemstone valued from $25 to $200 along with a Chatham ruby valued at $250. And, 83 participants will receive a beautiful Chatham ruby, each valued at $250. All 100 participants will receive a $100 gift card from Compton Jewelers.
Family Weekend Participants: Family Weekend participants can purchase tickets for the Gem Grab via the Family Weekend online registration process.
Non-Family Weekend Participants: Individuals not attending Family Weekend who wish to purchase a ticket for the Gem Grab can click here to complete a special online order form.
ABOUT THE GEMSTONES & GRAB BAGS
· 83 bags contain a Chatham Created Ruby valued at $250 and a $100 gift card from Compton Jewelers; total value is $350.
· 17 bags contain a Chatham Created Ruby valued at $250 and a $100 gift card from Compton Jewelers, plus one of the following gemstones:
.89 ct Jade; total value: $375
6.40 ct Lapis Lazuli; total value: $400
1.62 ct Amethyst; total value: $400
3.93 ct Blue Topaz; total value: $400
1.38 ct Garnet; total value: $400
1.39 ct Garnet; total value: $400
1.50 ct Amethyst; total value: $425
2.53 ct Almandite Garnet; total value: $425
1 round Mabe Pearl; total value: $500
18.85 ct. pair Cabochon cut Jade; total value: $550
.63 ct Pink Sapphire; total value: $550
10.66 ct Citrine; total value: $550
.23 ct MQ shaped diamond; total value: $700
.27 ct Round, treated blue diamond; total value: $909
.37 ct MQ shaped diamond; total value: $915
.54 ct Rd Brilliant Cut diamond; total value: $1150
.60 ct Antique Cushion Cut diamond; total value: $1645
Please note that all proceeds will benefit the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Fund; however, participation in the Gem Grab is not tax-deductible since prizes are awarded to every participant.
A very special thank you to the following sponsors. Their generosity makes this fundraiser possible.