Swing into Spring Sweepstakes Rules

Sweepstakes Sponsor:

A Ray of Hope on Earth
1901 South Meyers Road, Suite 310
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Sweepstake Partners:
1.) Eligibility: No purchase or donation is necessary to enter or claim prize. Swing into Spring Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry, who are legal residents of the U.S., and currently live in Illinois. Employees of A Ray of Hope on Earth (“Sponsor”), Board Members, and the immediate families or household members of each are not eligible for this contest. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law or regulations.

2.) How to enter: To enter, contestants can fill out a Swing into Spring Sweepstakes entry form on www.arayofhopeonearth.org. To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, entries must be received between 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) March 14, 2014 and 11:59:59 p.m. CST April 30, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Only one (1) entry per person/email address; duplicate entries using different information for a single individual will be disqualified. All entries and requests become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

3.) Prize:
• 4 Diamond Suite tickets to a 2014 Chicago White Sox regular season game, including 1 parking pass. Winner to choose from a selection of games provided by A Ray of Hope on Earth.  (Estimated retail value $740)
• A Ray of Hope on Earth prize pack including Ray McElroy’s 40-day devotional From Grace to Renewal.

4.) Selection of winner: One winner will be selected in a random drawing on May 1, 2014 from among eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted by representatives of the Sponsor. The selection of the winners will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The winners will be notified by telephone, mail, or e-mail on or around May 1, 2014 and will be given instructions on how to claim the prize. The winner will be required to sign and return applicable federal and state tax forms, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability release (and, where permitted, publicity release) within ten (10) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Based on 100 entries, the odds of winning would be 1%.

5.) Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all other associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no matter responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the promotion and/or the awarding of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, the entrant agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, incidental or consequential damages of any and all rights to have damages or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

6.) Additional Rules: Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a scrip, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible if planned baseball game is rained out, postponed, or cancelled for any reason, in whole or in part. In that event, no compensation will be paid in lieu of the prize package. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding inn all matters relations to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion that malfunction, error, disruption or damage, is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Entry constitutes consent to the use of prize winners’ name, voice, picture, video, photograph submitted as party of entry Sweepstakes, and/or likeness without compensation for promotion purposes. By entering this sweepstakes you are opting in to receive email communication from the sponsor(s). Sponsor may at its sole discretion disqualify anyone who violates the rules or undermines the integrity of the sweepstakes by disabling cookies, using any form of automatic entering, or any other form of manipulation.

7.) Winners Name: For the names of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage not required for Vermont residents) by December 31st, 2014 to A Ray of Hope on Earth, Attention: Sweepstakes Administrator – 1901 South Meyers Road, Suite 310, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

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