Rules & Regulations

 

Official Rules

Crew SC Foundation 50/50 Raffle

Sponsored by the Crew SC Foundation

 

Please read these Official Rules before entering the Columbus Crew SC Foundation 50/50 Raffle at MAPFRE Stadium (the “Raffle”). By purchasing a ticket, you represent that you meet all of the below-stated requirements and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Columbus Crew SC Foundation (the “Sponsor”), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, or its representative.

1. THE RAFFLE:  The Columbus Crew SC Foundation 50/50 Raffle at MAPFRE Stadium is a raffle whereby tickets are sold throughout the stadium and the surrounding areas at every Crew SC home match. At approximately the 75th minute, the winning raffle ticket number will be announced on the main scoreboard at MAPFRE Stadium and posted on the www.ps5050.com/csfraffle website. One fan who purchased a raffle ticket will receive fifty percent (50%) of the net proceeds minus any related expenses from the raffle ticket sales for the applicable Raffle Period (the “Prize”). All remaining proceeds from the Raffle shall be retained by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and sponsor of the Raffle.  Each Raffle begins approximately three (3) hours before every Crew SC home match and ends at the 50th minute of the second half (each a “Raffle Period”).

2. ELIGIBILITY:  The Raffle is only open to anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of purchase, who are physically present at a Crew SC home match when purchasing a Raffle ticket (each a “Participant”).  Employees and contractors of the Sponsor and Team Columbus L.L.C. (the “Club”), their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, contractors, and advertising/promotional agencies, and the immediate families and household members of each of the above, are not eligible to enter or win. The Raffle is subject to all applicable Federal, state and local laws.

3. ENTRY:  You may enter the Raffle, if you meet the eligibility requirements, by agreeing to follow these Official Rules and purchasing Raffle tickets in one of the following amounts: Three (3) Raffle tickets for Five Dollars ($5.00), ten (10) Raffle tickets for Ten Dollars ($10.00), or Ninety-six (96) Raffle tickets for Twenty Dollars ($20.00) from the one stationary selling location within MAPFRE Stadium or from uniformed Raffle sales representatives roaming in and around MAPFRE Stadium.  The purchase of a Crew SC ticket or any other item from Crew SC is not required to enter the Raffle. All Raffle ticket purchases must be completed by the end of the applicable Raffle Period. The Sponsor, the Club and any related entities are not liable for any lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undelivered, or destroyed tickets regardless of cause or person responsible including, but not limited to, any problem or technical malfunction of any computer, online system or server or technical problem.

4. DRAWING:  The prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Raffle tickets purchased during each Raffle Period. The drawing will be held at approximately the 75th minute of each applicable game and will be conducted by the Sponsor whose decision is final and binding. The selected Raffle ticket will be announced via the main scoreboard at MAPFRE Stadium and posted on the website www.ps5050.com/csfraffle. In the event the scoreboard or website are inoperable, the selected raffle ticket can be found at the designated Supporter Services window located in the MAPFRE Stadium plaza.

5. CLAIMING A PRIZE:  To claim a prize, the holder of the selected Raffle ticket (a “Prize Claimant”) must present the winning Raffle ticket in-person at Supporter Services in MAPFRE Stadium within thirty (30) days of the applicable drawing. Each Prize Claimant must provide the Columbus Crew SC Foundation with all information required to claim a prize (including tax identification information). The Prize Claimant will receive an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) in the form approved by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation which must be executed and returned to the Columbus Crew SC Foundation prior to receipt of the prize. In the event a Prize Claimant: (a) does not notify the Crew SC Foundation within thirty (30) days of the drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the prize; or (d) does not execute an Affidavit and provide tax identification information, the prize will be forfeited and will be retained by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation. The Columbus Crew SC Foundation has no obligation to contact potential winners. All prizes will be delivered via check within thirty (30) days of the Prize Claimant delivering the winning Raffle ticket, executed Affidavit, and all other required documents to the Columbus Crew SC Foundation. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to the Raffle winners.  Unclaimed winnings will be retained by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation.

6. ODDS:  Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of Raffle tickets purchased in each Raffle Period.

7. TAXES:  Each Participant acknowledges that they have been informed that the IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances to participate in raffles, lotteries, or similar programs are not gifts and, therefore, the price of a Raffle ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution. The prize winner is responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes, fees and other government assessments on the awarded prize. Furthermore, each prize winner acknowledges that federal law requires that an income tax withholding on certain prize values must be collected from winners upon award or distribution. Federal and state withholding laws are subject to change without notice. The withholding laws in effect at the time each prize is claimed will be followed.

8. TRANSFER OF RAFFLE TICKET:  Purchasers of any Raffle tickets may not re-sell their Raffle ticket to other parties, and may not give away their Raffle ticket to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to use or re-sell such Raffle ticket. Any Raffle ticket which has been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell, purchase, or receive a Raffle ticket in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win a prize.

9. PARTICIPANT’S GRANT OF LICENSE:  By participating in the Raffle or accepting a Prize, each Participant hereby irrevocably and perpetually grants to the Sponsor, the Club and their designees a worldwide license to use, publish, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute and publicly display any images or likenesses taken or captured of the Participant in connection with their participating in the Raffle or receiving a Prize (collectively, the “Images”), in any form, media or content which now or hereafter exists, for advertising, promotional or any other commercial purposes as well as non-commercial purposes. Each Participant waives any compensation for any use of such Images. Each Participant hereby releases and waives any claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities and causes of action arising from the Sponsor’s, the Club’s or their designee’s, uses of the Images, including, without limitation, any claims for defamation, libel, invasion of privacy, publicity, personality, or exploitation of the Participant’s name or likeness.

10. RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY:  By participating in the Raffle, the Participant on the Participant’s behalf and on behalf of the Participant’s spouse, assigns, guardians, administrators, executors and legal representatives, hereby releases, waives, discharges, covenants not to sue, and indemnifies the Sponsor, the Club, and Major League Soccer and its member clubs (collectively the “MLS”) together with all of their past, present or future predecessors, successors, assigns, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related entities and persons, owners, shareholders, members, partners, trustees, elected officials, directors, managers, employees, servants, principals, agents, consultants, contractors, representatives, sponsors, and insurers from any claim or loss arising out of or related to the Participant’s participation in the Raffle, acceptance of the Prize, or any exercise by the Sponsor of any of its rights set forth herein or the Official Rules of the Raffle, including, but not limited to, any claims related to (i) any injury to the Participant (including death) or the Participant’s property that occurs in connection with participation in the Raffle, receiving the Prize or any related activities, (ii) any failure to report and pay any income taxes arising from acceptance of the Prize, and (iii) the Participant’s acts or the acts of any other party with respect to the Participant’s receipt of the Prize, or participation in the Raffle, regardless of whether any such claims are caused in whole or in part by the negligence of any entity or person released hereunder.

 

11. DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:  The Raffle shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio  without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rule of any jurisdiction. Any claims regarding the Raffle that are not released, must be brought in the State or Federal Courts located in Columbus, Ohio, and Participant hereby consents to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for purposes of any such action. The Raffle is void outside the United States and where prohibited by law. Each Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action not waived arising out of or in connection with the Raffle, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this raffle, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR OR ANY RELATED ENTITY BE LIABLE TO FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE AWARDED TO ANY INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT IN THE RAFFLE.

13. DISQUALIFICATION; CHANGES:  The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the ticketing process or the operation of the raffle, re-sells a Raffle ticket, violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Sponsor reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Raffle or these Official Rules or disqualify any individual or ticket for purposes of protecting the integrity of the Raffle or addressing changes in business operations or other circumstances, to the extent allowed under applicable law. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE RAFFLE IS A VIOLATION THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

14. SPONSOR; WINNERS LIST:  The sponsor of the Raffle is the Columbus Crew SC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and the address of its office is One Black & Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH 43211. You may obtain a list of the winning raffle ticket numbers by sending a request (identifying the “50/50 Raffle”) to the above address, together with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The winning raffle ticket numbers also will be posted on www.ps5050.com/csfraffle.

 

 

How to Claim a Prize

To claim a prize, the holder of the selected Raffle ticket (a “Prize Claimant”) must present the winning Raffle ticket in-person at Supporter Services in MAPFRE Stadium within thirty (30) days of the applicable drawing. Each Prize Claimant must provide the Columbus Crew SC Foundation with all information required to claim a prize (including tax identification information). The Prize Claimant will receive an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) in the form approved by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation which must be executed and returned to the Columbus Crew SC Foundation prior to receipt of the prize. In the event a Prize Claimant: (a) does not notify the Crew SC Foundation within thirty (30) days of the drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the prize; or (d) does not execute an Affidavit and provide tax identification information, the prize will be forfeited and will be retained by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation. The Columbus Crew SC Foundation has no obligation to contact potential winners. All prizes will be delivered via check within thirty (30) days of the Prize Claimant delivering the winning Raffle ticket, executed Affidavit, and all other required documents to the Columbus Crew SC Foundation. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to the Raffle winners.  Unclaimed winnings will be retained by the Columbus Crew SC Foundation.


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