Rules & Regulations

Cardinals Charities 50/50 Raffle Rules & Regulations
 
Official Rules
 
1. General. By participating in the Cardinals Charities 50/50 Raffle (“Raffle”), entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Cardinal Charities, Inc., d/b/a Cardinals Charities (“Charities”), which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state,and local laws and is void where prohibited.  

2. Net Proceeds. All net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the programs that Charities supports. For the 2016 calendar year, net proceeds will be earmarked for the following charities:

7/29 Red & White Practice – Operation Santa Claus

8/12 vs. Oakland Raiders – USA Football

8/19 vs. Chicago Bears – Donate to Educate

9/25 vs. Dallas Cowboys – Arizona Humane Society

10/1 vs. San Francisco 49ers – Boy/Girl Scouts

10/15 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – American Cancer Society

11/9 vs. Seattle Seahawks – Pat Tillman Foundation

11/26 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – SARRC

12/3 vs. Los Angeles Rams – Donate to Educate

12/10 vs. Tennessee Titans – Food Banks (St. Vincent de Paul/St. Mary’s)

12/24 vs. New York Giants – American Red Cross

3. Eligibility. The Raffle is open to all persons age eighteen (18) and older and subject to these Official Rules.

4. Purchasing Raffle Tickets. All Raffle tickets (“Raffle Tickets”) may be purchased as follows: three (3) Raffle Tickets for $5.00; ten (10) Raffle Tickets for $10.00; fifty (50) Raffle Tickets for $20.00; Three hundred (300) Raffle Tickets for $100. There are no discounts or complimentary Raffle Tickets. Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase in-person at Arizona Cardinals home games at University of Phoenix Stadium (the “Stadium”) at Sections 107, 122, 135, 210 and 235,  5th Qtr. Deck  and the Great Lawn and Flight Deck before gates open during the  2017 Arizona Cardinals football season. Raffle Tickets will be sold from two and one half (2.5) hours prior to game kickoff through the end of the 3rd quarter. There is no limit to the number of Raffle Tickets an individual may purchase. Each entrant will receive a receipt corresponding to his/her purchased Raffle Ticket(s). Entries which are or appear to be tampered with are void. Charities shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all entries. All Raffle Ticket purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by Charities. Raffle Tickets are only valid for the drawing held on the date of purchase.

5. Raffle Tickets are Not Tax Deductible. The IRS has taken the position that 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.

6. Prize. Each winner will receive a prize equal to fifty percent (50%) of the gross total proceeds from Raffle Tickets sold for that drawing.

7. Taxes. Each winner shall be responsible for any and all travel, costs, federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with a prize. At the time of this printing, federal law requires that a tax withholding on certain prize values must be collected from winners upon award and distribution. 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.

8. Selection of Winner. Before the end of the 4th quarter of each Arizona Cardinals home game, one (1) Raffle Ticket will be drawn by Charities to determine the winner of the prize. The number of the winning Raffle Ticket will be announced in the Stadium during the 4th quarter.

9. Prize Claim. Within thirty (30) days of the applicable drawing, the prize claimant must notify Charities and present the winning Raffle Ticket in-person at the Arizona Cardinals training facility, located at 8701 South Hardy Drive, Tempe, Arizona or the Stadium during normal business hours to claim a prize. Each prize claimant must provide Charities with all information required to claim a prize (including tax identification information). The prize claimant will receive an Affidavit, Prize Claim, and Release (“Release”) which must be executed and returned to Charities no later than five (5) business days after his/her receipt of the Release. In the event a claimant: (a) does not notify Charities within thirty (30) days of the drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the prize; or (d) does not return an executed Release, the prize will be forfeited and will be retained by Charities for charitable use. Charities has no obligation to contact potential winners. All prizes will be sent to the winner via check within thirty (30) days of the winner delivering the winning Raffle Ticket, executed Release, and all other required documents to Charities. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to Raffle winners.

10. Odds. The odds of winning the Raffle depend on the number of Raffle Tickets purchased for the drawing.

11. Transfer of Raffle Tickets or Prize. Persons who purchase Raffle Tickets may opt to give away their Rafle Tickets to other eligible persons, 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 may not knowingly give Raffle Tickets away to others 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 Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell, purchase, or receive Raffle Tickets in violation of these Official Rules 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 eligible to enter the Raffle (age eighteen (18) or older); (b) the transferee shall be responsible for all taxes and costs described in these Official Rules; and (c) the transferee shall be bound by all terms and conditions of these Official Rules that are applicable to the winner.

12. Judges. The Raffle will be conducted and supervised by Charities, whose decisions are final. Charities reserves the right to modify these Official Rules at any time. Charities reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Raffle should unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Raffle.

13. Release of Liability. By entering into the Raffle, all entrants agree to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) release Charities; Arizona Cardinals Football Club LLC; New Cardinals Stadium, LLC; Arizona Tourism and Sports Authority, d/b/a Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority; the National Football League; University of Phoenix; and their respective parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with their owners, partners, employees, officers, directors, sponsors, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies 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 in the Raffle, or from any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any prize.

14. Publicity Release. Each winner, by accepting a prize, grants Charities and its designees and affiliates, including the Arizona Cardinals, 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 known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and in perpetuity. Each winner shall execute all documents that Charities may require to be signed in connection with this release.

15. Governing Law. The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Arizona. 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 shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The venue for any cause of action arising out of the Raffle or these Official Rules shall be located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

How to Claim a Prize

Within thirty (30) days of the applicable drawing, the prize claimant must notify Charities and present the winning Raffle Ticket in-person at the Arizona Cardinals training facility, located at 8701 South Hardy Drive, Tempe, Arizona or the Stadium during normal business hours to claim a prize. Each prize claimant must provide Charities with all information required to claim a prize (including tax identification information). The prize claimant will receive an Affidavit, Prize Claim, and Release (“Release”) which must be executed and returned to Charities no later than five (5) business days after his/her receipt of the Release. In the event a claimant: (a) does not notify Charities within thirty (30) days of the drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the prize; or (d) does not return an executed Release, the prize will be forfeited and will be retained by Charities for charitable use. Charities has no obligation to contact potential winners. All prizes will be sent to the winner via check within thirty (30) days of the winner delivering the winning Raffle Ticket, executed Release, and all other required documents to Charities. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to Raffle winners.

How to Claim a Prize

Within thirty (30) days of the applicable drawing, the prize claimant must notify Charities and present the winning Raffle Ticket in-person at the Arizona Cardinals training facility, located at 8701 South Hardy Drive, Tempe, Arizona or the Stadium during normal business hours to claim a prize. Each prize claimant must provide Charities with all information required to claim a prize (including tax identification information). The prize claimant will receive an Affidavit, Prize Claim, and Release (“Release”) which must be executed and returned to Charities no later than five (5) business days after his/her receipt of the Release. In the event a claimant: (a) does not notify Charities within thirty (30) days of the drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the prize; or (d) does not return an executed Release, the prize will be forfeited and will be retained by Charities for charitable use. Charities has no obligation to contact potential winners. All prizes will be sent to the winner via check within thirty (30) days of the winner delivering the winning Raffle Ticket, executed Release, and all other required documents to Charities. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to Raffle winners.

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