50/50 Raffle Official Rules
General Rules. By participation in the Round Rock Express 50/50 Raffle, (the "Raffle"), entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the decisions of the Round Rock Express Baseball Club, LLC. (the "Club"), Dell Diamond and the Nolan Ryan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity (the "Foundation"), which shall be binding and final to the matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and is void where prohibited. The Raffle is a fundraising tool to support the charitable efforts of the Nolan Ryan Foundation and by participating in the Raffle, entrants acknowledge, understand, and agree that their participation in the Raffle is voluntary and motivated by their desire to make a charitable donation to the Nolan Ryan Foundation and not for personal financial gain. The Club encourages entrants to participate in the Raffle responsibility.
Eligibility. The Raffle is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia that are eighteen (18) or older as of the date of the entry. The Foundation has the right to request photo identification form any person desiring to enter the Raffle. Entrants are subject to these Official Rules. Employees, full-time and seasonal, and their immediate families (spouses, siblings, children, household members and the spouse's children of the foregoing) of the Foundation, Round Rock Express Baseball Club LLC., the other entities (defined below) players, coaching and training staff (spouses, siblings, children, household members and the spouse's children of the foregoing) sponsors of the Round Rock Express, and each of the Round Rock Express Baseball Club LLC. respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and each of their respective shareholders, employees, affiliates, representatives, agents, board members and successors are not eligible to enter to participate in the Raffle.
Raffle Process. The total proceeds from Raffle Tickets sold for the Drawing ("Raffle Tickets"), less the reasonable expenses incurred by the Foundation for the operation of the Raffle as permitted by law shall be the "Jackpot". The random selection of a unique Raffle Ticket number from the total pool of Raffle Tickets purchased during each Round Rock Express home game in which the Raffle is held during the Round Rock Express 2018 MLB season (a "Game") shall be referred to as an individual "Drawing". The Jackpot accumulated for each Drawing will be publicly posted during the respective Game in which the Drawing was held. The Entrant in possession of the validly purchased Winning Raffle Ticket containing the randomly drawn Winning Raffle Number in the Drawing shall, upon the proper presentation and verification of the claimed Winning Raffle Ticket by the Club in the Club's sole discretion and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, be declared the winner (the "Winner") of that Drawing. For the purpose of clarity, only one (1) Winner may claim the Prize.
Purchasing Raffle Tickets. Raffle tickets ("Tickets") will be available for purchase in-person only at Dell Diamond in Round Rock ("Ballpark") at every Round Rock Express home game from the time gates open to the public, concluding at the end of the sixth inning ("Raffle Period"). If a game does not start on time, or is delayed during the first two innings, Tickets will be sold for a minimum of three hours from the time stadium gates open.
All Raffle Tickets may be purchased as follows: two (2) Raffle Tickets for $5.00 USD; seven (7) Raffle Tickets for $10.00 USD; thirty-four (34) Raffle Tickets for $20.00 USD. There are no discounts or complimentary Raffle Tickets. There is no limit to the number of Raffle Tickets and Eligible Individual may purchase or that the Club may sell. Each Eligible Individual who purchases Raffle Tickets (an "Entrant") will receive a receipt corresponding to his/her purchased Raffle Ticket Numbers. Raffle Tickets that are or appear to be tampered with are void. The Club shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Raffle Tickets. All Raffle Ticket purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by the Club. Raffle Tickets are only valid for the Drawing held pertaining to the date of purchase.
Proceeds: Prize and Foundation. There will be a maximum of one (1) Winning Ticket selected during each Drawing. The winner of each Drawing will, subject to the Official Rules, be awarded fifty percent (50%) of the net Raffle sales of that applicable game, less any and all applicable taxes or fees. The remaining proceeds shall be retained by the Nolan Ryan Foundation. Each winner assumes all responsibility for any state, county or federal taxes, fees and withholdings. 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. The cash prize will be paid to the winner by check within 30 days of the date prize is claimed. The Raffle Ticket is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize.
Each Winner will receive a prize equal for fifty percent (50%) of the Jackpot for the Drawing (the "Prize"). Fifty percent (50%) of the Jackpot will benefit the Nolan Ryan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the programs the Nolan Ryan Foundation supports in its sole discretion. The Nolan Ryan Foundation provides resources for youth, education and community development.
Selection of Winner. During the seventh inning, one (1) raffle number will be randomly drawn by electronic means by the Club to determine the winner of the Prize (the "Winning Raffle Number"). The Winning Raffle Number will be announced during the seventh inning inside Dell Diamond on select video boards and over the Ballparks Public Address System and listed on following each Game. The Raffle Ticket containing the Winning Raffle Number shall be the "Winning Raffle Ticket" for that Drawing.
The Winning Ticket must be presented in-person to the Guest Services Booth located inside the main gate during a game or presented to a Foundation representative during normal business hours within the 30 business days of drawing date at Nolan Ryan Foundation 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78665. Should the 30th day fall on a Saturday, Sunday or recognized holiday, then the Claims Period shall be extended to the immediate following business day. Any transportation required for the winner to make delivery of the Winning Ticket shall be the winner's sole responsibility and will not be furnished by the Foundation. The winner must provide the Foundation with all information required to claim the Prize (Winning Ticket, Identification proof, Social Security Number, etc.) The Foundation has no obligation to contact potential winners. If the potential winner does not claim the prize money within the 30 business days of the drawing date, the person will be disqualified, with the money being donated to the Foundation.
Raffle Tickets are Not Tax Deductible. The IRS has taken the position that the amounts paid for chances to participate in raffles, lotteries or similar programs are not gifts, and therefore, the price of the entry does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
Odds. The odd of a specific Raffle Ticket being the winning Raffle Ticket depend on the total number of Raffle Tickets purchased for each individual Drawing.
Transfer of Raffle Tickets or Prize. Eligible Individuals who purchase Raffle Tickets may opt to give away their Raffle Tickets to other Eligible Individuals, but in doing so the purchaser waives any claim he/she might otherwise have to the Prize. Purchasers of Raffle Tickets may not re-sell their Raffle Tickets to other parties, and ma not knowingly give Raffle Tickets away to other 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 Terms and Conditions shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win a Prize. A Winner may transfer his/her Prize to a third party provided that the following conditions are met: (a) the transferee would have otherwise been considered an Eligible Individual to enter the Raffle; (b) the transferee shall be responsible for all taxes and costs described in these Terms and Conditions; and (c) the transferee shall be bound by all terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions that are applicable to the Winner.
Judges. The Raffle will be conducted and supervised by the Club, whose decision are final. The Club reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. The Club reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Raffle should unauthorized human intervention, technical malfunction, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Raffle.
Release of Liability. By entering into the Raffle, each Entrant agrees to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) release, waive, discharge, covenant not to sue and indemnify the Nolan Ryan Foundation, Round Rock Express Baseball Club, all MLB and MiLB Entities, and their respective parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with their owners, partners, employees, officers, directors, sponsors and agents, including advertising, sponsorship and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability with respect to any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation or while preparing to participate in the Raffle. The "MLB and MiLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils Major and Minor League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs") MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major and Minor League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC 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, agents of the foregoing entities.
Publicity Release. Each Winner shall grant (or decline at the Winner's discretion) the Club and its designees and affiliates, including the Round Rock Express and the other Released Parties, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use such 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 know or hereafter discovered, worldwide and in perpetuity. Each Winner shall execute all documents that the Club, Nolan Ryan Foundation or any affiliate thereof may require to be signed in connection with his publicity release.
Disclaimer. The Nolan Ryan Foundation, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering within the entry process or otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. The Foundation further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Raffle for any reason, including, but not limited to any Raffle is not capable of completion as planned, infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, fraud, or acts of God.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) Raffle Tickets which are lost, stolen, improperly issues, printing errors, counterfeited, illegible, given away, and altered or subject to other deficiencies which may limit an Entrant's ability to participate in or wine any Raffle; (2) Entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled in a ISP, website, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modern or connection, handheld 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 network, server ISP, or any equipment or programming use in or associated with the Raffle; (3) Any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature which relates to the Raffle, including without limitations errors in Raffle related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as errors in processing Tickets, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivery Prizes; or any portion of the Raffle that is compromised, then the Nolan Ryan Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle. Released Partied make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize and disclaimed any implied warranty. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Governing Law. The Raffle and these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Texas. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or their application to particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The venue for any cause of action arising out of the Raffle or these Terms and Conditions shall be located in Williamson County, Texas.