OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Raffle, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Red Sox Foundation, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SPONSOR: The Red Sox Foundation, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215. Nonprofit Tax ID Number 33-1007984.
NET PROCEEDS: All net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit the Red Sox Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity (hereafter known as "Sponsor" or "The Red Sox Foundation"), which in turn will dedicate all net proceeds to The One Fund Boston, Inc., a non-profit organization established to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. Because a portion of proceeds will be applied to credit card processing fees, approximately 97% of the proceeds from every raffle ticket sold will be dedicated to The One Fund Boston, Inc.
PRIZE: Two (2) prizes (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes") will be awarded in this Raffle:
Prize One: One (1) Official Winner (defined below) will receive one (1) "B STRONG" poster measuring approximately 40" by 40" signed by the entire 2013 Red Sox team on April 16, 2013 (the "First Prize"). The appraised value of the First Prize is approximately $5,000.
Prize Two: One (1) Official Winner will receive one (1) Jonny Gomes custom bat autographed by the 2013 Red Sox team (the "Second Prize"). The appraised value of the Second Prize is approximately $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: RAFFLE TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED ONLY BY LEGAL MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER in accordance with these Official Rules and Massachusetts law and instructions on www.redsox.com/bstrong. Raffle tickets may NOT be purchased by anyone under the age of 18, regardless of location or method of purchase. Due to legal restrictions, residents outside of Massachusetts are NOT eligible to purchase Raffle tickets. This Raffle is void wherever prohibited by law.
The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Raffle or to win the Prize: Employees, officers, directors, shareholders, members, agents and consultants of the Red Sox Foundation, the Boston Red Sox, the other MLB Entities (defined below), Fenway Sports Group, the printer of the Raffle tickets, and NESN (collectively, the "Ineligible Parties"), and any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, advertising agency, promotion agency and immediate family members of any Ineligible Party. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. "Immediate family members" means spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and siblings (and any of their respective spouses) of an Ineligible Party.
PURCHASING RAFFLE ENTRIES: The price of Raffle tickets will be $10 each. There are no discounts or complementary Raffle tickets. Eligible entrants can purchase Raffle tickets (each, an "Entry" and collectively, the "Entries") only one (1) way: online at www.redsox.com/bstrong.
Raffle tickets may be purchased online ONLY by residents of Massachusetts who are eligible (see "ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER" above) starting at 11:59:59 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, May 13, 2013 through 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19, 2013 (or until the maximum number of Raffle tickets are sold out, whichever is first) by visiting www.redsox.com/bstrong and following the rules and directions to purchase and print a Raffle ticket. To be valid, a raffle ticket purchased on www.redsox.com/bstrong must be downloaded from the website www.redsox.com/bstrong and printed by the entrant at the time of purchase. Entrants purchasing Raffle tickets online must digitally sign their Entries, using the procedures specified.
All purchasers of Entries must provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and (if available) e-mail addresses at the time of purchase. Sponsor shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Entries. Entries generated by other automated or mechanical means are void. Entries which are or appear to be tampered with are void. All Raffle Ticket purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by Sponsor. To be valid, all raffle Entries, regardless of method or location of purchase, must be purchased no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Official Rules are available on www.redsox.com/bstrong and at Fenway Park and should be read before Raffle ticket purchase. Based on Sponsors determination, Raffle tickets purchased by individuals and through means that are not in compliance with these Official Rules may be considered void and ineligible for the Prize.
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NON-DEDUCTIBLE. No portion of the Raffle ticket price may be deducted as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: A maximum total of 100,000 Raffle Tickets will be sold. If 100,000 Raffle tickets available are sold before 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Raffle shall be deemed "sold out" and no additional Raffle tickets will be sold. If the Raffle is sold out earlier than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Drawing will still occur on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 as stated in these Official Rules (See "Drawing"). There is no minimum number of Raffle tickets that must be sold.
ODDS: The odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received. If the maximum 100,000 Raffle tickets are sold, the odds of winning for each Raffle ticket are 2 in 100,000. If less than the maximum Raffle tickets are sold, the odds of winning will be greater. A maximum of one (1) Prize per Official Winner will be awarded. (i.e. one (1) person is ineligible to win more than one (1) Prize.)
TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Raffle tickets may NOT be given away or otherwise transferred. Purchasers of Raffle tickets may not re-sell their Raffle tickets to other parties, and may not knowingly give such Raffle tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle tickets. All Raffle tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to a raffle permit issued to Sponsor by the City of Boston.
DRAWING: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from eligible Entries received (the "Drawing"). The Drawing will be held at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. If for any reason whatsoever the Drawing cannot be held on May 21, 2013, the Drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
The winning Raffle ticket number will be announced by Sponsor at the Drawing and will also be displayed on www.redsoxfoundation.org and on www.redsox.com/bstrong after the Drawing. In addition, individuals may call (617) 226-6050 anytime to hear a recorded announcement of the winning number from May 21, 2013 through May 31, 2013. However, as provided below under "NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER," the owner of the winning Raffle ticket numbers has only until Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET the latest to present his or her winning Raffle ticket to claim the Prize, even though the winning number may continue to be announced on websites or otherwise posted. Sponsor shall draw additional numbers if needed before Friday, May 31, 2013 until a valid winner is selected.
NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER: Owners of eligible entries need NOT be present in person at the Drawing in order to win. Sponsor will try to contact the purchaser-of-record of the winning Entry (the "Potential Winner") by mail, phone or email immediately after the Drawing, to notify him or her that he or she is the Potential Winner, but only if and to the extent that Sponsor can successfully identify and contact the Potential Winner based on the identifying and contact information supplied by the purchaser of the Entry in question. It is not the Sponsors responsibility to contact the owner of winning tickets.
WHETHER OR NOT CONTACTED BY SPONSOR, THE POTENTIAL WINNER MUST CONTACT SPONSOR DIRECTLY TO BEGIN THE
AUTHENTIFICATION PROCESS REQUIRED TO CLAIM HIS/HER PRIZE BY APPEARING IN PERSON AT SPONSORS OFFICES AT 4 YAWKEY WAY, BOSTON, MA WITH HIS/HER WINNING RAFFLE TICKET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11:00 a.m. ET and 5:00 p.m. ET starting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 THROUGH Tuesday, May 28, 2013, OR BY SENDING AN EMAIL CONTAINING THE POTENTIAL WINNERS CONTACT INFORMATION TO firstname.lastname@example.org DURING THAT SAME TIME PERIOD TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS SO THAT SPONSOR MAY INSPECT AND VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF CLAIMANTS WINNING RAFFLE TICKET BEFORE 5:00 p.m. ET ON TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013.
DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER: Sponsor shall have the sole discretion to determine whether the Potential Winner is the official winner of the Prize (the "Official Winner"). Sponsors decision concerning the identity of the Official Winner shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) the Potential Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under these Official Rules and must not be in violation of these Official Rules as determined in Sponsors sole judgment; (2) the Potential Winner must contact Sponsor, or be contacted by Sponsor, by the deadline specified above under "NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS"; (3) the Potential Winners winning Entry must be inspected and verified by Sponsor by the deadline specified above; (4) the Potential Winner must execute and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility on a form to be provided by Sponsor before the Prize is awarded; and (5) the Potential Winner must provide Sponsor with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide Sponsor with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winners receipt of the Prize (or any portion thereof). If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to the Potential Winner, or if Sponsor is unable for any reason to identify the holder of a winning Raffle ticket or to contact the Potential Winner, then that Potential Winners Prize will be deemed forfeited and, at Sponsors sole discretion, an alternate Potential Winner and Official Winner of the Prize will be selected, through another random drawing from the remaining pool of eligible Entries.
Sponsor shall conclusively presume that the purchaser of the winning Raffle ticket, as determined by credit-card purchase records, is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and that Raffle tickets winning number. In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in two (2) or more Raffle ticket purchasers holding winning Raffle tickets that contain identical Raffle ticket numbers, then the person who has record of the earliest Raffle ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning Entry.
AWARD OF PRIZE TO OFFICIAL WINNER: The Prize will be awarded to the Potential Winner who has been designated by Sponsor as the Official Winner. The Prize may be redeemed by the Official Winner at Fenway Park or the Official Winner may arrange to receive the Prize by shipment to his/her residence within the State of Massachusetts at his or her expense.
TAXES: All federal, state and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of the Raffle winner. The taxable value of the Prize may be treated as ordinary income to the winner for federal and state income tax purposes, and the winner will be required by law to pre-pay a portion of the tax liability incurred in connection with his/her receipt of the Prize before receiving his/her Prize from Sponsor.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under "RELEASE OF LIABILITY") are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away or no longer in the purchasers possession, (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any failure or problem whatsoever with the availability, functionality, operability or use of any network, server, ISP, website, Internet connection, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, hand held mobile device or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms, or malfunctions affecting a network, server ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (4) the inability of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of an Entry to connect or stay connected to the Internet, to log on to any website, or to participate in or complete any online communication or activity related to the Raffle; (5) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (5), "Errors"), including without limitation Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivering the Prize (or any portion thereof); or (6) any injury or damage to any persons computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in this Raffle, the use of any website associated with the Raffle, or the downloading of any materials from such website(s). Anyone who tampers with or abuses the downloading of any aspect of the Raffle or associated website, as determined in Sponsors sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Raffle and if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to the Prize (or any portion thereof). If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in Sponsors sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in Sponsors sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a "Compromising Event"), then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle, and to select winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Comprising Event.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participation in the Raffle, agree that the Ineligible Parties and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, or other harm resulting from, whether in whole or in party or directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle or the acceptance, receipt, possession, misuse or use of any Entry or Prize, or any travel or activity related thereto, rules and their application thereof, all means of Raffle ticket sales, Raffle process, and/or winning Raffle ticket selection.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants Sponsor and Sponsors designees and affiliates, including the Boston Red Sox, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use the Official Winners name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
COPYRIGHT: All Raffle materials are copyrighted by Sponsor, and may not be copied, reproduced or used for any purpose without Sponsors express prior written consent.
GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY: The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. DEPOSITING RAFFLE TICKETS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS RAFFLE IN THE FEDERAL MAILS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND COULD LEAD TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.