Fan Powered Tour Contest Official Rules

 

“Harlem Globetrotters’ 2019

Fan Powered Tour Contest” (“Contest”)

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

Eligibility
Contest is offered only in the fifty (50) United States.  Void outside of the 50 United States, in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.  All individuals who are legal U.S. residents and 13 years of age or older in their jurisdiction of residence at time of entry are eligible to enter, with the following exceptions (all of whom are not eligible to enter or win the Contest):  Residents of Puerto Rico and the States of Arizona, Florida, New York, and Rhode Island, employees of Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, suppliers, vendors, fulfillment agencies, and advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or to win the Contest.  Limit one (1) winner per household.  All entries submitted in compliance with these Official Rules and not disqualified are considered “Eligible Entries.

 

Sponsor
Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc., 5445 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092.

Timing
The Contest begins on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).

How to Enter

To participate in the Contest, entrants must have internet access.  Enter by visiting http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/fanpoweredcontest to be directed to a registration form.  Entrants must include in the entry form their (or their nominee’s) name, date of birth, home address, e-mail address and telephone number.  Thereafter, entrants will be directed to upload a photo or video of himself, herself or a nominee, along with a one line header and 250 word or less paragraph describing the photo or video being submitted, depicting entrant (or entrant’s nominee) embodying one of Harlem Globetrotters’ brand values of (i) Service, (ii) Smiles or (iii) Sportsmanship (each a “Brand Category”).  Entrants will need to select (i) the Brand Category under which they are submitting their entry, and (ii) their preferred local market (“Local Market”) game.   All Eligible Entries entered for the Local Market Prizes (as defined below) will automatically be entered into the judging for the National Grand Prize (as further defined below).  Participants under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian to register and participate in the Contest.  Limit one (1) submission per person, per day, throughout the Contest Period.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled submissions, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed submissions are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

Entry Conditions and Release

By entering, each participant agrees to:

  1. Have read and understood and be bound by these Official Rules;
  2. Comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Contest judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; and
  3. Release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’ participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

Publicity
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. 

Winner Selection/Judging

The judging of all Eligible Entries and selection of Local Market Winners (up to three (3) per Local Market) will occur on the Winner Selection Dates (as defined below), and judging of all Eligible Entries and selection of three (3) National Grand Prize winners will occur on or around May 6, 2019 by a panel of three (3) judges using the following criteria in their sole discretion:

  • Embodiment of Globetrotter Brand Values

(Service, Smiles or Sportsmanship) (50%)

  • Creativity (20%)
  • Humor (20%)
  • Enthusiasm (10%)

All judging will be in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant.  Local Market Winners will be notified by email or telephone on or around their respective Winner Selection Dates. National Grand Prize Winners will be notified by email or telephone on or around May 6, 2019.

POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.

Verification of Potential Winner

Potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by email, after the date of final judging. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits his/her prize. In the event that a potential winner of a Contest prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

Local Market Prizes

 Up to three (3) potential winners will be chosen from each Local Market during the Contest Period to receive the Local Market Prizes as follows:

 

Local Markets

Winner Selection Dates

Game Dates*

Local Market Prize**

Dallas

November 12

Nov 23, 24, 25

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Tampa Bay

November 19

December 1

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

New Orleans

November 19

Nov 30, Dec 1, 3

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

St. Louis

November 27

December 8

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Washington DC

December 17

December 26, 28

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Baltimore

December 17

December 27

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Boston

December 17

Dec 26, Feb 17, March 23

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Chicago

December 17

December 27, 28

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Cleveland

December 17

December 27

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Green Bay

December 17

Dec 26, January 1

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Columbus, OH

December 20

December 30

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Charlotte

December 20

December 31

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Columbia, SC

January 2

January 11

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Oakland/San Jose

January 2

Jan 12, 19, 20, 21

 Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Atlanta

January 9

January 19, 20

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Nashville

January 16

January 26

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Kansas City

January 30

February 9, 10

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Oklahoma City

January 30

February 9

Four (4) Harlem Globetrotters Tickets

Los Angeles

February 6

Feb 16, 17, 23

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

Houston

February 6

Feb 15, 16

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

Denver

February 19

March 2

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

Philadelphia

February 19

March 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

Norfolk

March 6

March 16, 17

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

Minneapolis

March 20

March 30

Four (4) General Admission Tickets

 

   *Game Dates are subject to change

**Total APR of all Local Market Prizes equals $30,000.00

 

National Grand Prize***

Three (3) National Grand Prize Winners will be selected from all Eligible Entries at the end of the tour to have their stories featured on Sponsor’s web and social media sites.  They will also receive the following: 

 

  • Four (4) General Admission Tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters game on its 2020 U.S. World Tour (game dates to be determined), and a “Swag Bag” consisting of  one customized Harlem Globetrotters’ jersey, one souvenir large basketball, and one pack of headbands and wristbands

 

***Total ARV of all National Grand Prizes equals $1,395.00

No cash equivalent for the prize and nontransferable nor substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. 

General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

 

Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Georgia State Court located in the Gwinnett County, Georgia; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia.

Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which is available at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/privacy.

Contest Results

For Contest results send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Enter Harlem Globetrotters’ 2019 Fan Powered Tour Contest” c/o Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc., 5445 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.  Requests for the Contest results must be received by June 1, 2019.

Sponsor

Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.