University of Miami Hurricane Club 50/50 Raffle Official Rules
NO CONTRIBUTION OR PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. University of Miami d/b/a Hurricanes Club (“Sponsor”), the official philanthropic arm of the University of Miami Athletics Department (the “Hurricanes”), and a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is sponsoring a single-prize chance drawing (“Raffle") to be conducted at selected Miami Hurricanes home games (“Game”) during a time period at each Game beginning at the time gates open to the public for that particular Game and ending at the conclusion of either half-time, the third quarter, or the seventh inning stretch of each applicable Game (the “Entry Period”). National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Game dates and times and gate opening times are determined in the discretion of the NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference (“ACC”) and/or the Hurricanes, as applicable, and are subject to change. If a scheduled Game is not played for any reason, there will be no Raffle conducted on the date of that Game.
ELIGIBILITY: At time of entry, entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Sponsor has the right to request photo identification from any person desiring to enter the Raffle. Raffle is only offered in the State of Florida (the “Raffle Area”). Void outside the Raffle Area and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, the Hurricanes, and/or the NCAA Entities, are not eligible to enter.
TO ENTER: No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter or to win. To enter, an eligible entrant must request and receive in-person during the Entry Period from a designated representative of Sponsor an official raffle ticket (“Ticket”) for the Raffle to be conducted at that particular Game. Each Ticket will bear between one and one hundred twenty unique
identification numbers (“Ticket Number(s)”) and those numbers shall be used to determine the winner of the Raffle. Tickets may only be obtained for the Raffle to be held at the Game on that date and may not be obtained for future Raffles. There are suggested minimum cash contributions to the Hurricane Club in connection with the receipt of Tickets (with the total amount of all such contributions made during the Entry Period at that particular Game in connection with the receipt of Tickets, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, being hereinafter referred to as the Raffle Proceeds as defined below). "Raffle Proceeds" shall mean the total Raffle proceeds collected through Raffle Ticket donations less a maximum of twelve percent (12%) to cover royalties, staffing, credit card processing fees and other equipment-related costs. Tickets will be available during the Entry Period at various kiosks throughout the venues. Tickets also may be obtained from designated representatives of Sponsor who will be circulating from time to time throughout the venues during the Entry Period. Tickets may be obtained at either the Stadium or obtained online at www.hurricanes5050.com by following the instructions to complete an official raffle form with all required information, which may include your name, e-mail address, phone number, age or date of birth (the "Required Information") and the number of Raffle Tickets you wish to purchase and completing the transaction during the Entry Period. DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE Raffle. WIRELESS SERVICE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL AREAS. Sponsor also may elect from time to time to designate other location(s) at which Tickets may be obtained. If a person does not have an admission ticket to a particular Game, a Ticket may be requested during the Entry Period by calling 1-800-GO-CANES. Any person who obtained a Ticket in accordance with the provisions of the immediately preceding sentence can inquire by calling 1-800-GO-CANES as to whether he or she is the winner of the Raffle
during that Game after the end of the Entry Period but prior to the end of that Game. Entering the Raffle does not permit an entrant to enter the Game venue. A request for and receipt of a Ticket
constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules, terms and conditions, including all entry requirements.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION OF PRIZE WINNER: The potential winner of the Raffle “Grand Prize” (as that term is defined hereinafter) will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period, with the drawing to be held at half-time, the end of the third quarter, or the seventh inning stretch of the applicable Game, and the winning Ticket Number (“Winning Number”) will be announced over the Public Address System and posted at the various raffle kiosks, and/or shown on the venue’s LED Boards (collectively, the “Notifications”). The holder (“Raffle Winner”) of the ticket (the “Winning
Ticket”) bearing the Winning Number will be directed via the Notifications to call 1-800-GO-CANES. Entrants need not be present to win. The Winning Number for each Raffle shall be posted (“Website Posting”) at www.hurricanes5050.com on the day immediately following the Game at which the particular Raffle was held and shall remain posted throughout the “Claims Period.” In order to be eligible to claim the Grand Prize, the potential winner must present the original Winning Ticket to the Sponsor and present and/or execute all required Verification Paperwork (all as described below) no later than within ten (10) calendar days of the Game (or the next business day if the tenth (10th) calendar day falls on a weekend or holiday) (the "Claims Period"). Any transportation required for the Raffle Winner to make delivery of the Ticket shall be the Raffle Winner’s sole responsibility and will not be furnished or paid for by Sponsor. Upon presentation of the Winning Ticket to Sponsor during the Claims Period and verification by Sponsor that it bears the Winning Number and is the authentic Winning Ticket (with the date upon which the Winning Ticket is presented to Sponsor being hereinafter referred to as the
“Delivery Date”), the Ticket will be retained by Sponsor, the Raffle Winner shall provide his or her photo identification and one other form of identification as noted below, mailing address (“Mailing Address”) and telephone number, and Sponsor shall provide the Raffle Winner with written verification that he or she has won the Raffle. The Raffle Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release provided by Sponsor and in a form acceptable to Sponsor in its sole discretion and a W-9 or W-8 (if applicable) tax form (and the Raffle Winner must provide Sponsor with two forms of identification satisfying the requirements necessary to complete the W-9 as set forth in the W-9 instructions) at the time the Raffle Winner delivers the Winning Ticket to Sponsor. Upon compliance with the foregoing provisions, Sponsor shall mail a check in payment of the Grand Prize, less the “Withholding Amount” (as that term is defined hereinafter), if any, to the Raffle Winner at the Mailing Address within thirty (30) days after the Delivery Date. If the Grand Prize exceeds Six Hundred Dollars ($600), the Raffle Winner may also receive on or before January 31st of the immediately following calendar year a W-2G or 1042S federal income tax form setting forth the amount of the Grand Prize and the Withholding Amount (if any). Sponsor will award the Grand Prize only upon verification of the Raffle Winner and the Winning Ticket in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Decisions by Sponsor as to Raffle Winner eligibility and acceptance or disqualification will be final and binding. If the potential winner has not complied with these Official Rules, including the
delivery of the Winning Ticket, the provision of his or her photo identification and another acceptable form of identification, Mailing Address and telephone number, and the execution of the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and W-9 or W-8 tax form during the Claims Period, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. In the event the potential winner does not accept the Grand Prize, is disqualified for any reason or fails to comply with these Official Rules, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor.
Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given to the potential winner. Failure of any potential winner to sign any requested document or failure of any potential winner to comply with any terms in these Official Rules may disqualify the winner in the Sponsor’s sole discretion and the potential winner may forfeit the Grand Prize. If no one presents the Winning Ticket to Sponsor prior to the end of the Claims Period in accordance with the procedures set forth above, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. The Grand Prize will not be awarded to any other person. Sponsor will not be required to attempt to notify or locate the holder of the Winning Ticket in any manner other than by making the Notifications and making the Website Posting. Sponsor also will not be responsible if the holder of the Winning Ticket leaves the Game before the Notifications are made, is not in his or her seat when the Notifications are made, does not hear or see the Notifications, does not check the Website Posting or call the Sponsor Telephone Number, is otherwise unaware that he or she has the right to collect the Grand Prize or does not present the Winning Ticket at one of the designated locations within the required time as set forth in these Official Rules. If the holder of the Winning Ticket attempts to deliver the Winning Ticket to Sponsor and collect the Grand Prize at a later time or date, he or she will be notified that the Grand Prize has been forfeited.
GRAND PRIZE: The holder of the winning Ticket shall be entitled to receive, upon compliance with these Official Rules, the greater of: (a) fifty percent (50%) of the Raffle Proceeds; or (b) Ten Dollars ($10) (the “Grand Prize”). Sponsor is required by law to withhold and remit to the Internal Revenue Service on the Winner’s behalf an amount equal to: (a) twenty-four percent (24%) of the Grand Prize (such amount being referred to herein as the “Withholding Amount”) if the Grand Prize less the amount of the Ticket is greater than Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine Dollars ($4,999) and if the Winner is a citizen or resident alien of the United States with a Social Security Number; or (b) thirty percent (30%) of the Grand Prize if the Winner is a non-resident alien, or if the Winner refuses to provide a completed W-9 form, or if Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Identification Number matching cannot verify the Winner’s name and Social Security number; (different rules as promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service apply for nonresident aliens and for resident aliens and citizens of the United States who do not have a Social Security number).
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS AND ODDS: The Grand Prize is not transferable or assignable and cannot be substituted for another prize. Any and all taxes, fees, and other costs including but not limited to federal and, if applicable, state and local income and withholding taxes that may arise and be due or asserted on the value of the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Raffle Winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Raffle Winner agrees that acceptance of the Grand Prize grants to Sponsor and its designees the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use worldwide, in any media now known or later developed at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to in advertisements, publicity, and other communications without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
RELEASE: As a condition of entering the Raffle, and by accepting a Ticket, each entrant agrees that: (1) under no circumstances will the entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, if any; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Raffle or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out- of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees and costs.
BY ENTERING THE RAFFLE, THE RAFFLE WINNER AGREES TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND THROUGH QUALIFIED COUNSEL, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE, NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, SOUTH FLORIDA STADIUM LLC, MIAMI DOLPHINS LTD., THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, DOLPHINS CYCLING CHALLENGE, INC., SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATES LLC, FIN ASSOCIATES, LLC, SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC., AND EACH OF THE FOREGOING’S AFFILIATES, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS. (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, NONUSE, OR POSSESSION OF THE GRAND PRIZE, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY.
RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MADE OR OFFERED BY ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS, MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO GRAND PRIZE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RELEASED PARTIES BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE RAFFLE OR FOR ERRORS OR ANOMALIES RESULTING IN THE UNINTENDED OR ERRONEOUS PARTICIPATION, AWARD OF PRIZE OR OTHER BENEFITS UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES. RELEASED PARTIES OFFER NO ASSURANCES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE RAFFLE OR RELATED WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE RAFFLE.
DISCLAIMER: Sponsor is not responsible for any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Raffle, the processing of entries, the Notifications or the Website Posting, any other announcements or telephone or in-person conversations relating to the Raffle or in any Raffle-related materials. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend any Raffles should Sponsor determine, in its sole discretion, that any virus, bug, nonauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond its control have corrupted or affected the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Raffle. In such case, the Sponsor will select the Winning Number from all eligible entries received prior to the aforesaid action taken by the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for, and reserves the right to correct, typographical, clerical or printing errors in any Raffle-related materials, including these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any events beyond the control of Sponsor which may cause the Raffle to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor is Sponsor responsible for any failure of any Ticket to be delivered on account of technical problems or human error, or any combination thereof. Sponsor may exclude, disqualify or terminate participation in the Raffle to any entrant who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) ignores these Official Rules; (b) acts in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (c) acts with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; (d) acts in any other disruptive manner; or (e) tampers with the entry process.
Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen Tickets. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Raffle, which changes will become effective upon publication of revised. Official Rules at www.hurricanes5050.com.
CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY RAFFLE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, the potential winner and Sponsor in connection with any Raffle, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction) that might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to any Raffle or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of the State of Florida located in Miami-Dade County.
WINNER’S IDENTITY: For the name of the Grand Prize winner of any of the Raffles, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to University of Miami Athletics., Attn: 50/50 Raffle, Hecht Athletic Center, 5821 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Raffle is University of Miami Hurricane Club.
A copy of these Official Rules is available at the various Raffle Kiosks, currently anticipated to be located throughout the venues during the Entry Period at each of the Games, at the aforesaid office address during the Sponsor Business Hours (which are Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. ET to 5:00 P.M. ET), at 5821 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 and will be sent by mail if request is accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.