Leo's iPad Raffle

photo (c) 2010 Kelly Nicolaisen
Leo just got an iPad 2. Since he won his original iPad -- you know, the one featured in Apple's iPad: Year One video on the left -- with a raffle ticket, we decided to raffle that iPad off to a new owner.

Congratulations to winner Megan Savage!

Update: The raffle is over, you helped us raise $890 for the Autism Science Foundation! Amazing.

Please go to Leo's iPad Raffle Crowdrise page to make your donation and buy your virtual ticket.

The winner will also receive the following free apps, courtesy of their developers:
We're asking $10 for each virtual raffle ticket (since that's the minimum donation for Crowdrise, the fundraising org), but if you can, please donate more! All donations will go directly to the Autism Science Foundation, as a thank you for my IMFAR travel grant.

Raffle ends at noon PST on Friday, April 29th, the winner will be announced at 1 PM PST, and will be selected using Random.org.


Fine print:
  • Entrants are bound by the rules laid out on this page.
  • iPad will arrive as is: one used 16 GB iPad 1 with case and charger, no warranty or Apple Care. We are not responsible for damage en route or technical problems upon receipt.
  • The iPad will be restored to its original factory settings. The new owner must set up a an iTunes account, and install any apps.
  • Entrants must be both (1) a legal resident of the United States and (2) at least eighteen (18) years old.
  • Entrants are responsible for any federal, state, county or other local income taxes.
  • Entrants agree to waive, discharge, release and hold harmless Shannon Des Roches Rosa from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with this raffle.
  • We cannot accept entries before or after the eligibility period. We are not responsible for lost or misdirected entries.
  • Winners are responsible for confirming notification and providing a valid U.S. mailing address within 72 hours. If winners do not contact us within the 72 hour time frame, we will select an alternate winner. We are not responsible for winners' lost or misdirected emails, tweets, or Facebook messages.


  1. Hi there!

    I don't mind in the slightest, and gladly donated, but you should know that the minimum donation is set at $10.

    Again, happy to do it! But I thought you should know. Happy fundraising!

  2. Hi Krissy, thanks for letting me know. Post and donation page updated - Crowdrise noob.

  3. Does each 10.00 purchase a ticket? In other words if I donate 30, is that 3 tickets?

  4. Heather, that is a great question. I would have to say yes, as I stipulated that tickets are $10 each. As long as entrants donate in $10 increments!

  5. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Your very inspirational. I am a Special Education major at Towson University and technology is a large focus of mine. Great stuff!!


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