Float4Fiona Please check back to this page after Jan 21 to see what number has been assigned to you! Join us for Float4Fiona, a virtual fundraising event to celebrate Fiona’s 4th birthday and support the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Float4Fiona is a slow-paced race where numbered apples, now available for purchase, will bob and float to the finish! The owners of the winning apple, plus three guests, will get to meet the birthday girl! Go with the Flow: Winning apples will be “picked” by random selection if one doesn’t bob to the finish within 30 minutes of the start! Purchase Apples Please note: you will not receive your assigned numbers in advance. Prizes Prizes for the first 4 apples/numbers to finish! (NOTE: More than one name will be assigned to a single number, so multiple first, second, third, and fourth place prizes will be given away.) 1st place prize: Choice of a Behind-The-Scenes hippo encounter or a Virtual Hippo chat with a custom-made Hippo Kiss painting (date and time of the Fiona meet-and-greet to be determined at a later, mutually-agreed upon date) Fiona birthday plate by Rookwood Pottery A new Fiona t-shirt and a $20 gift card provided by Rally House 4-pint pack of Chunky Chunky Hippo from Graeter’s Ice Cream Graeter’s Ice Cream can only be shipped in the Continental US (except PO Boxes) 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prize: Limited-edition Fiona kiss prints Event Info The float will take place before the Zoo opens on Fiona’s birthday, Sunday, January 24. There will be no on-site access to the event, but we will share it live on Facebook so people everywhere can watch and hope their apple gets picked! Purchase one apple for $5 or get a Float4Fiona 4pk for $16. All race proceeds will go to the Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund, which was established to keep the Zoo afloat after a financially devastating closure in 2020. Apples can be purchased now through January 20 at midnight. Winners will be announced during the live stream. Complete Float4Fiona Rules and Regulations Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Float4Fiona Fundraising Event Race Zoological Society of Cincinnati, an Ohio nonprofit corporation dba The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (“Zoo”), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is sponsoring a fundraising event in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. All proceeds of the event will go to the Zoo and will be used in furtherance of its charitable purposes. Entrance to the Float4Fiona race event is a donation of one for $5 or four race entries for $16. Each $5 donation provides one apple to participate in the race. The first winning apple* will win their choice of a Behind-The-Scenes hippo encounter or a Virtual Hippo chat with a custom-made Hippo Kiss painting (date and time of the meet-and-greet to be determined at a later, mutually-agreed upon date). The second, third, and fourth place apples* to finish will receive limited-edition Fiona kiss prints. One apple into the race will be provided per $5 donation. Alternate method of entry available. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, Mail in requests for alternate method of entry can be obtained by mail to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Events Department 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. All requests must be made before noon on January 20th, 2021. All event admission sales are final. No refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of the Zoo. Void where prohibited. The chances of winning are based upon the actual number of entries received. All sales for the Float4Fiona race will end January 20th, 2021 at 11:59PM. The race event will be held on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 will be available to view on Facebook Live. A number will be attached to each apple relating to the number on the entry donation order. The person’s name appearing on the entry form corresponding to the first, second, third, and fourth apples in order of finish as gathered in the finish trap or collected by the event staff will be awarded prizes*. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize. The winners will be contacted directly by phone or email. Any questions about these rules and regulations or the prize should be directed to the event administrator at: 513-559-7748 or via email at [email protected]. In case of bad weather, Covid-19 or unforeseen circumstances preventing the running of the race, apples will be selected randomly, and winners will be notified by telephone. *1.5.21 Addendum: More than one name will be assigned to a single number, so multiple first, second, third, and fourth place prizes will be given away. This will not alter the originally established prizes.