Blue KC Sporting Samaritans Rules

Blue KC Sporting Samaritans Official Rules

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

ELIGIBILITY: Blue KC Sporting Samaritans (the “Promotion”), sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (the “Sponsor”), is open to legal residents who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from Kansas City, Missouri (the “Territory”) who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18 years old) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of OnGoal, LLC d/b/a Sporting Kansas City (the “Event Administrator”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, L.L.C. (“SUM” and collectively with Event Administrator and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Promotion are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void seventy-five (75) miles outside Kansas City, Missouri and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

How to Enter: The Promotion will run from March 2017 through September 2017 (“Entry Period”). During the Entry Period, there is one (1) way to enter: Online. Visit the entry form at http://www.sportingkc.com/bluekc and complete the form with the requested information.

No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address and per household, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All online entries must be received by the end of the Entry Period.

NOMINATOR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A participant (the “Nominator”) may nominate an individual as a Sporting Samaritan (“Samaritan”) by completing and submitting all the requested information at www.sportingkc.com/bluekc. Nominator must be at least 21 years old. Nominator can only nominate one individual Samaritan throughout the season. If Nominator submits multiple nominations, only the first submission will be considered. Nominator must provide his/her own contact info, including email address and telephone number. Nominator must provide a first-person narrative as to why the individual should be selected as the Samaritan (250 words or less). Nominator must submit the nomination form in English. Nominator agrees to be included in a publicity release should his/her Samaritan be selected as one of the winners.

JUDGING: Seven (7) Samaritans will be selected as the winners of the Promotion (each, a “Winning Samaritan”) by Sponsor from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The judging will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor (the “Judge”) and the Judge's selection will be final and non-appealable. If there are multiple nominations for a Winning Samaritan, the official Nominator shall be determined by the first nomination form to be completed and submitted. Winning Samaritans and their Nominators will be notified by direct message before the end of the Entry Period.

Any Winning Samaritan and Nominator shall be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion.

SAMARITAN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Each Samaritan must live in the Kansas City Metro Area. Each Samaritan must agree to be included in a publicity release. Sponsor shall use the following criteria to select a Winning Samaritan:

  • The degree to which the Samaritan has been a catalyst for a cause that meets basic human needs or enriches the lives of others;

  • The degree to which the Samaritan has exhibited dedication and selflessness;

  • The degree to which the Samaritan has made a special and significant impact on individuals, families or the community-at-large;

  • The degree to which the Samaritan has gone “above and beyond” to serve and inspire others; and

  • The degree to which the Nominator is able to convey the overall significance and impact of the Samaritan’s work.

SAMARITAN PRIZE: Each Winning Samaritan will receive the following prize: four (4) tickets to a Sporting Kansas City home game, one (1) parking pass, and one (1) fifty dollar ($50) gift card to Sporting Style. The specific Sporting Kansas City home game date shall be selected solely by Sponsor. Each Winning Samaritan shall also receive two (2) tickets to the October 15th, 2017 Sporting Kansas City home game and one (1) parking pass for that game. The Approximate Retail Value of each Winning Samaritan prize=$526.

Transportation to/from stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of each Winning Samaritan. Each Winning Samaritan is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities, and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of (each) Winning Samaritan. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winning Samaritan’s guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence.

NOMINATOR PRIZE: Each Nominator who nominated a Winning Samaritan will receive the following prize: two (2) tickets to a Sporting Kansas City home game, one (1) parking pass, and one (1) twenty-five dollar ($25) gift card to Sporting Style. The specific Sporting Kansas City home game date shall be selected solely by Sponsor. The Approximate Retail Value of each Nominator prize=$263.

Transportation to/from stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of each Nominator. Each Nominator is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities, and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of (each) Nominator. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Nominator’s guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence.

Each Winning Samaritan prize and Nominator prize is considered a “Prize.”

Each Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. MLS game, event, and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of MLS, the applicable MLS team and CONCACAF, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as Prizes will govern in the event a MLS game, event or exhibition, as defined by MLS, is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage or any other reason. Winning Samaritan, Nominator and their guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLS Entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to Winning Samaritan(s), Nominator(s) and their guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any MLS game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any MLS game, event or exhibition.

NOTIFICATION: Each potential Winning Samaritan and Nominator will be notified via direct message through the contact information provided on the nomination form. In the event that any potential Winning Samaritan or Nominator does not respond to any such notification within five (5) days of the date of issuance, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winning Samaritan and Nominator may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. Each potential Winning Samaritan and Nominator may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsor and will be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity, within ten (10) days of date of issuance. A disqualification will result, Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winning Samaritan and Nominator may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or potential Winning Samaritan’s and Nominator’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Winning Samaritan and Nominator to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Promotion and submitting an entry, each Nominator and Winning Samaritan agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, the MLS Entities, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Promotion, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Promotion or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. Each Winning Samaritan and Nominator, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winning Samaritan’s and Nominator’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

Further, by submitting a nomination and by participation in the Promotion, Nominator, the Winning Samaritan, and their respective guests, if any, agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the MLS Entities and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, resulting from nomination or participation in the Promotion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Promotion-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any MLS game, event or exhibition. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website.

In the event that the Promotion is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Promotion, or to disqualify entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any Nominators or Samaritans who are disqualified due to such an action.

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the MLS Entities and/or their respective agents. Sponsor and the MLS Entities shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Promotion, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of Jackson, state of Missouri without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of Missouri, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Missouri. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Promotion for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winning Samaritan(s) and award the Prize(s) from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A NOMINATOR TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND THE MLS ENTITIES WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR AND THE MLS ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of Nominator, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address account at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address provider has assigned the account. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion.

WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of Winning Samaritans (available after September 16, 2017), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Blue KC Sporting Samaritans Winners’ List, 2020 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108. Winners’ list requests must be received by December 31, 2017.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Promotion is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, 2301 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

OnGoal, LLC, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and Soccer United Marketing, LLC are not sponsors of this Promotion and are in no way responsible or liable for the administration of this Promotion.