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Blackhawks Charities 2013 Stanley Cup Raffle (“Raffle”) - Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules
and by the decisions of Chicago Blackhawks Charities, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. Official Rules are available online at www.chicagoblackhawks.com  and/or www.raffleamerica.com.   

SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Raffle is Chicago Blackhawks Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  The address at which Chicago Blackhawks Charities may be contacted is: Chicago Blackhawks Charities, 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to a raffle license issued to Chicago Blackhawks Charities by the City of Chicago. This Raffle is conducted pursuant to Illinois law, and is void outside of Illinois.

RAFFLE DATE AND PERIOD; HOW TO ENTER: Entrants may purchase tickets online at www.raffleamerica.com beginning at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on August 30, 2013 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CT on October 5, 2013. Ticket purchase requires registration through RaffleAmerica.com.  Ticket purchases require a credit card, and residency status within the State of Illinois for eligibility purposes will be determined by the address assigned to such credit card.  To be valid, an entry purchased on the Internet must be downloaded from the website at www.raffleamerica.com and printed by the entrant at the time of purchase. Entrants purchasing Raffle tickets online must digitally sign their entries, using the procedures specified on www.chicagoblackhawks.com and/or www.raffleamerica.com.  The purchaser of the online Raffle tickets, as determined by credit card purchase records, will be considered the lawful owner of the online raffle ticket.  All ticket purchase requests are subject to verification by Chicago Blackhawks Charities, and no sale is final until the ticket purchase order is accepted by Chicago Blackhawks Charities in Chicago, Illinois.   

ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: While available, Raffle tickets may be purchased only by persons 18 years or older in accordance with these Official Rules. Purchased Raffle tickets are only valid for the Drawing (defined below). Internet sales of Raffle tickets are open ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS. This Raffle is VOID OUTSIDE ILLINOIS AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW.

The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Raffle or to win any
Prize: Employees, officers, directors, shareholders, members, agents and consultants of
Chicago Blackhawks Charities, and Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc., (each an “Ineligible Party” and collectively, the “Ineligible Parties”), and any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, advertising agency, promotion agency and immediate family members and members of their same households (whether legally related or not) of any Ineligible Party. “Immediate family members” means a spouse, parent, legal guardian, in-law, grandparent, sibling, child and grandchild of an Ineligible Party.

PURCHASING RAFFLE TICKETS: Raffle tickets will be sold as described below. There is no limit to the number of Raffle tickets an eligible individual may purchase. Each Raffle ticket costs ten dollars ($10.00).

No discounts or complementary tickets will be given. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online by eligible persons (see “ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER” above).

NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: There is no minimum number of tickets that must be sold.  The maximum number of tickets that will be sold is 500,000.

ODDS: The odds of winning the Prize depends on the number of valid tickets sold.

PRIZE: One (1) winner will be selected to win the Raffle prize.  The Raffle prize consists of and is limited to the opportunity for the winner and up to ten (10) of the winner’s guests (for a total of 11 people) to spend one (1) hour with the Stanley Cup in the Chicago Blackhawks locker room at the United Center. The date of the event will be mutually agreed upon by the winner and the Chicago Blackhawks, and will take place between October 7, 2013 and October 19, 2013, subject to availability.  In the event a date and time cannot be agreed upon within twenty-four hours of the time the winner is notified he or she won, the date and time will be selected by CBC in its sole discretion.  If the winner cannot accept the prize at the date and time it is offered, the winner will be disqualified, and, in the discretion of CBC, a new winner will be selected.  All net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities and the programs and charitable donations that Chicago Blackhawks Charities supports. The approximate retail value of the prize is $500.00.

Prize will be awarded subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.  Chicago Blackhawks Charities will contact the Potential Winner (defined below) within two (2) days after the date of the Drawing (defined below). No substitution, assignment, refund or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by Chicago Blackhawks Charities. If Chicago Blackhawks Charities is unable to contact the Potential Winner within two (2) days after the date of the Drawing (defined below), such Potential Winner will be disqualified and a new Potential Winner may be selected at Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ sole discretion.

TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Raffle tickets are non-transferable. All Raffle tickets which have been resold or transferred in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell Raffle tickets in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win the Prize.

DRAWING: The Potential Winner (defined below) will be selected in a random drawing from eligible Entries received (the “Drawing”). The potential winner need not be present to win. The Drawing will be held on October 6, 2013. If for any reason whatsoever the Drawing cannot be held at that time, it will be held within a reasonable time thereafter. Entries that are not selected in the Drawing will be discarded.  The winning ticket number will also be posted on www.chicagoblackhawks.com and/or www.raffleamerica.com within 24 hours of the Drawing and will remain posted on the website for 30 calendar days.  The purchaser of the winning Raffle ticket (a “Potential Winner”) will be contacted by Chicago Blackhawks Charities within two (2) days.

DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): Chicago Blackhawks Charities shall have the sole discretion to determine whether a Potential Winner is an official winner of a Prize (an “Official Winner”). Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ decision concerning the identity of the Official Winner shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) a 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 by Chicago Blackhawks Charities in its sole judgment; (2) the Potential Winner’s identity, residence and winning ticket must be verified by Chicago Blackhawks Charities; (3) the Potential Winner must execute and return to Chicago Blackhawks Charities an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release on a form to be provided by Chicago Blackhawks Charities before the Prize is awarded; and (4) the Potential Winner must provide Chicago Blackhawks Charities with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide Chicago Blackhawks Charities with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winner’s receipt of a Prize. If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if Chicago Blackhawks Charities is unable for any reason to identify the holder of the winning Raffle Ticket, then that Potential Winner’s Prize will be deemed forfeited.  Any entry that Chicago Blackhawks Charities determines, in its sole judgment, was stolen, unissued, ineligible, altered counterfeit in whole or in part, defective, printed in duplicate or printed/produced in error will be void.

Official Winner is solely responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes, or expenses associated with prize award, and the receipt and use of the prize award, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize, travel to and from the United Center for Official Winner and guests, and any other expenses not expressly provided for herein. If applicable, Official Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the amount of the prize.

In the event of any dispute regarding the identity of the owner of the winning Raffle ticket, Chicago Blackhawks Charities shall determine the identity of the Potential Winner in its sole discretion.  Chicago Blackhawks Charities 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 such purchaser resides at the billing address of record.  In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in two (2) Raffle ticket purchasers holding winning Raffle tickets that contain identical ticket numbers, then the person who has record of the earliest ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning ticket.

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 purchaser's 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; (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 the Official Winners, or announcing or delivering a Prize.  If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ sole judgment, by Errors or non-authorized activity or other causes which, in Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security or fairness of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a “Compromising Event”), then Chicago Blackhawks Charities 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. Chicago Blackhawks Charities also reserves the right, in its sole discretion upon the occurrence of a Compromising Event, to convert the Raffle to a 50/50 raffle, whereby one winner will be awarded one half of the net proceeds of all Raffle ticket sales.  The amount of the net proceeds from the sale of Raffle tickets shall be as determined by Chicago Blackhawks Charities in its sole discretion, and is calculated as gross ticket sales revenue less sums expended for prizes, license fees and other operating expenses incurred as a result of operating and conducting the Raffle. All Entry purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by Chicago Blackhawks Charities. Chicago Blackhawks Charities reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Raffle process or the operation of the Raffle or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Raffle is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Chicago Blackhawks Charities reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules. Chicago Blackhawks Charities has sole and final decision on admissibility of entries and the determination of the Official Winner.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound to these Official Rules, and to release, indemnify and hold harmless:

Chicago Blackhawks Charities, Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc., Wirtz Corporation, Consolidated Enterprises, Inc., the National Hockey League and its Member Teams, the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association, Raffle America, and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, shareholders, subsidiaries, members, partners, agents, representatives, employees, successors, parents, heirs, executors, administrators and affiliates (individually a “Released Party” and collectively, the “Released Parties”)

against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages or causes of action of any kind (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the Raffle or winning any Prize, and (ii) from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Raffle or any Raffle related activity, and the Official Winner and his/her guests each agrees to release, indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind rising in connection with or as a result of participating in the Raffle or the Winner’s acceptance or use of any Prize.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: A Raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any Released Party’s breach of duty or conduct related to the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her Raffle ticket(s). In no event shall any Released Party be liable to any person for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of the Raffle.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Official Winner, by accepting his or her Prize, grants
Chicago Blackhawks Charities and Chicago Blackhawks Charities’ designees and affiliates, including Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc., and the National Hockey League, and Raffle America, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use the Official Winner’s 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.  In addition, each guest of the Official Winner shall be required to sign a publicity release in a form as determined by Chicago Blackhawks Charities.

TRADEMARKS: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used except with express written consent of the trademark owners. 

DISPUTES; SEVERABILITY: Each Raffle participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Raffle, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Chicago, Illinois; participant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Illinois for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) 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 (c) 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants or Chicago Blackhawks Charities in connection with the Raffle shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Illinois, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois. 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.