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Type C Blood Corporate Challenge Official Rules

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  • SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO ILLINOIS BUSINESSES LOCATED WITHIN A 75-MILE RADIUS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.

BY ENTERING (OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING) IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

SPONSOR: Versiti d/b/a Heartland Blood Centers, 1200 N. Highland Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506 (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Type C Corporate Challenge (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. businesses with an office located within the State of Illinois and within a 75 mileradius of the City of Chicago, Illinois. Employees, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors and representatives of Sponsor, The Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. (“Chicago Bears”), the National Football League, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, distributers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, daughter, son, step-father, step-mother, step-daughter, step-son, step-brother, step-sister, halfbrother, half-sister) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these terms and conditions and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes will take place from July 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTRY: Companies in the eligible areas set forth in the Eligibility section above (“Entrants”) can enter Sponsor’s Sweepstakes by one of two methods:

  1. Hosting a blood drive (“Blood Drive”) at their company’s offices during the Sweepstakes Period. Companies interested in participating in the Sweepstakes must first register by completing an online form available at www.versiti.org/type. Companies will be required to provide the following information: [business name, business address, number of employees at their Chicagoland location, and contact information for the business representative responsible for coordinating the blood drive.] After registering, a Sponsor representative will contact the company to schedule the Blood Drive to take place at the company’s place of business during the Sweepstakes Period; or,
  2. Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”): To enter the Sweepstakes without hosting a Blood Drive, you may enter by mail as follows: On a 3" x 5" card, legibly handprint or type your company name, contact first name, contact last name, email address, zip code, telephone number (including area code), date of birth (including birth year), and mail your 3” x 5” card in a business size envelope to: 2019 Type C Corporate Challenge Sweepstakes – Entry, 1200 N Highland Avenue, Aurora, Il 60506. All AMOE entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2019. AMOE entries must contain all entry fields to be entered, otherwise void.

Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different addresses, and /or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Entries submitted by anyone other than the Entrant are void. Neither the Sponsor, nor Independent Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, damaged or postage-due mailed entries.

Limit one (1) entry per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period, via one of the two methods listed above.

Selection of Winners and Prizes

Three (3) Entrants (each a “Winner” collectively “Winners”) will be randomly selected to win one of the following prizes (each a “Prize” collectively “Prizes”):

  1. First Place: Dinner reception and tour of Halas Hall for up to fifty (50) employees (ARV: $_TBD____); or
  2. Second Place: Catered luncheon for up to fifty (50) employees at the company’s office, as well as an appearance by a current Chicago Bears Player (ARV: $_TBD____); or
  3. Third Place: An appearance by a current Chicago Bears Player at the company’s office (ARV: priceless; no intrinsic value).

Odds of winning depend on the number of Entrants.

Winners will be notified on or about November 1, 2019 by phone, email, or regular mail, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, using the information provided on the registration form or AMOE. Winner will be required to respond within five (5) business days of notification, or the Prize will be forfeited, and an alternate Winner will be chosen. A prize acceptance form and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so requested, must be returned within the reasonable specified time or Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen.

All taxes, fees, and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Prizes are non-transferable except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein related to any Prize or incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners are solely responsible for selecting employees to participate in the Prize events, subject to the stated limitations on number of employees.

First Place Winner. The dinner reception will take place at Halas Hall, located at 1920 Football Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Sponsor will work with Winner and the Chicago Bears to schedule the event at a reasonable, mutually agreeable date and time. The tour will be limited to the Practice Viewing Suite, the Midway, and the Hall of Champions in the PNC Center. Individuals participating in the dinner reception are asked to dress in business casual attire and are encouraged to wear Chicago Bears gear and refrain from wearing any other NFL team’s gear. Participants must agree to maintain their behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in a private event of this nature. Winner must understand and agree that Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any participants from any activity at any time if such individual’s behavior at any point is disruptive or may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation of Sponsor or the Chicago Bears or otherwise violates the policies of Sponsor.

Second Place Winner. Sponsor will work with Winner and the Chicago Bears to schedule the catered luncheon at a reasonable, mutually agreeable date and time. Sponsor retains sole discretion to select the caterers, menu, and any catering and/or other services associated with the event.

Player Appearances (Second and Third Place Winners). Sponsor will work with the Chicago Bears to coordinate the appearance of a current Chicago Bears player at the respective events. Players will be chosen in the sole discretion of the Chicago Bears. Appearances by players, including the duration of their appearances, are subject to and contingent on their prior personal and business commitments.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, acceptance of a Prize constitutes Winner’s consent that its name and/or company information may be used by Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes related to this Sweepstakes, including Sweepstakes participation, prize award, prize acceptance, and prize fulfillment, without additional notice, compensation, or consent.

RELEASE: By entering, Entrant agrees to accept and abide by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, you release Sponsor, Chicago Bears, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage including but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes. Entrant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Chicago Bears, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assignees, against any and all third party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to any breach by the entrant of any provision of this document, including, without limitation, Entrant’s representations and warranties.

THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, ITS MEMBER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUBS, NFL VENTURES, L.P., NFL PROPERTIES LLC, NFL ENTERPRISES LLC, NFL PRODUCTIONS LLC AND NFL INTERNATIONAL LLC AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “NFL ENTITIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED. THE NFL ENTITIES, OTHER THAN THE CHICAGO BEARS FOOTBALL CLUB, INC., HAVE NO INVOLVEMENT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES IN ANY WAY.

ADDITIONAL RULES: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, stolen, 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 transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site 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.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of Prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a Prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of Prizes be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes, or to amend the Official Rules at any time, without prior individual notice, should any factor interfere with the administration, security, or proper play of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the physical property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

DISPUTES / CHOICE OF LAW: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS SITUATED IN ILLINOIS, (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, (3) NO PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, MAY BE AWARDED (COLLECTIVELY, “SPECIAL DAMAGES”), AND (4) ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM SPECIAL DAMAGES AND ALL RIGHTS TO SUCH DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. ILLINOIS LAW, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO CHOICE OF LAW RULES, GOVERNS THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL ASPECTS RELATED THERETO. PRIVACY: As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that personally identifiable information submitted as part of an entry will be used to administer the Sweepstakes, select Winners, and fulfill Prizes. Such information may be shared with Sponsor’s agents and affiliates as necessary to administer the Sweepstakes and fulfill the prize. Information will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at www.versiti.org/privacy-policy.

WINNER’S LIST: To receive any legally-required name of the winner and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope within sixty (60) days of the end of the Sweepstakes to: 2019 Type C Corporate Challenge - Winners’ List, c/o 1200 N. Highland Ave, Aurora, IL 60506. Winner’s List to be available after November 15, 2019. The winners’ names may also be announced via the Heartland Blood Centers Website (www.heartlandbc.org).

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