Sports Illustrated Awards x FTX Ultimate Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Enter the Sports Illustrated Awards x FTX Ultimate Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) for your chance to win the grand prize (the “Grand Prize”) offered under these rules. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Medium Rare Live, LLC, 447 Broadway, Suite 278, New York, NY 10013 (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is governed in all respects by these official rules and applicable law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to these official rules, as your agreement with the Sponsor, including all eligibility requirements, and you understand that the results of the Sweepstakes are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where indicated in these rules and where otherwise prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend solely on the number of eligible entries received.
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. EST on November 18, 2021, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 2, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received by the Sponsor on or before the end of the Sweepstakes Period through the means provided in order to be eligible. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all winners.
Subject to the condition noted below, the Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia other than Florida, New York and Rhode Island (and other than United States territories and possessions) who: (1) are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry, (2) have a valid e-mail address and internet access prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period, and (3) have not been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude and are not currently subject to an arrest warrant. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, trustees, and their respective consultants, agents, representatives, advisors and prize suppliers, West Realm Shire Services, Inc. d/b/a FTX US, ABGSI, LLC, Pepsi, Seminole Tribe of Florida d/b/a Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Phillips Nizer LLP, Law Office of Jeffrey B. Gandel, and all sponsors of the Event as referenced on the website for the event: www.sportsillustratedawards.com (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), as well as those individuals’ immediate families (meaning their respective parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and persons living in the same household with them are not eligible to enter or to win. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the potential winner.
Residents of each of Florida, New York and Rhode Island, United States territories and possessions and any territory in which the Sweepstakes is void or prohibited by law are disqualified from entry and shall not be considered when selecting the winner. Entries from legal residents of those affected territories or from countries and territories outside the United States shall be deemed void, without refund or other compensation to the affected entrants.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Sweepstakes, follow the link listed on the Sports Illustrated Awards website at www.sportsillustratedawards.com/FTX. Complete the entry form in full, including your name and all other information required on the entry form, and transmit the form as provided in the instructions included with it. After submitting the required information on the entry form, you will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: one Sweepstakes entry per person. No purchase or payment is necessary to win.
Entries must be sent as provided in these rules and must be received within the Sweepstakes Period to be valid for participation in the award of the Grand Prize. No photocopied, facsimiled, e-mailed, mailed, mechanically reproduced or telephoned-in entries will be accepted. All entries in the Sweepstakes become the exclusive property of the Sponsor. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged, nor will proof of submission of an entry form be deemed proof of receipt. The Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, unintelligible, incomplete, invalid, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. The use of mass entries or any automated system to submit entries or to solicit referral entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification. By entering, entrants agree that the Sponsor is not responsible for: (1) any injury or damages to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes; (2) lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connection, miscommunications, failed phone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions; or (3) late, lost, damaged, misdirected entries or communications or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. In the event of a dispute, entry information will be declared submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Any potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for the applicable entry.
One randomly selected potential winner will receive the grand prize (the “Grand Prize”), which will consist of the following:
Attendance by the winner and a guest of the winner at the 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards Presented by Pepsi, scheduled to start at 8:00pm EST on December 7, 2021, at the Seminole Classic Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida (the “Event”). The guest of the winner must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the day of the Event. Participation at the Event is conditioned upon execution of full releases by the guest of the winner as set forth below.
The winner and the guest of the winner will be flown economy class from, and returned to, the winner’s state of legal residence. If the winner shall be a legal resident of Alaska or Hawaii, however, the winner and his or her guest shall be so flown on a connecting flight originating from, and returning to, an airport in California; in that event, the winner and the guest of the winner shall be responsible for the connecting flights to and from California and the state of legal residence, as the case may be. The winner and his or her guest must follow the same flight itinerary.
The winner and the guest of the winner will be provided with: (1) one standard double room at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood, FL for the night of the Event; (2) VIP tickets for each to the Event; (3) one Bitcoin; and (4) a meet and greet with at least one winner of a sports award at the Event.
Special prize acceptance requirements: The winner and the guest of the winner will be responsible for all other transportation, accommodations, food and beverage expenses and other costs and expenses in connection with participating at the Event and accepting the Grand Prize. In order to accept the Bitcoin portion of the prize, it will be necessary for the winner to open an account with FTX US. Opening and maintaining that account for the Bitcoin so awarded will be without charge to the winner. The Sponsor is providing the Event portion of the Grand Prize. In order to participate in the Event portion of the Grand Prize, the winner and the guest of the winner must be able to present to the Sponsor, by a means to be identified by the Sponsor to the winner: (1) proof of full vaccination with a vaccine recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as approved or authorized for use in the United States; and (2) proof of a negative PCR or rapid COVID test given within seventy-two hours prior to arrival at the Event. In the event that either or both of the winner or the guest of the winner obtain a positive result to any such test, neither will be permitted travel or access to the Event, and that portion of the Grand Prize will be deemed forfeited.
Estimated fair market value of the Grand Prize: sixty-two thousand dollars ($62,000). Note that fair market value is an estimate and that the actual value of the Grand Prize will depend on factors such as the exchange rate of Bitcoin to the United States dollar, actual airfares and hotel room rates in effect at the time of award and acceptance.
Fulfillment of the Grand Prize will be provided by the Sponsor and by West Realm Shire Services Inc. d/b/a FTX US, Friars Hill Road, Unit #3B, St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (the “Fulfillment Company”).
Award of the Grand Prize is conditioned upon proof of eligibility and completion of all necessary documentation, as required by the Sponsor, the Fulfillment Company and applicable law.
In the event that the travel portion of the Grand Prize shall be declined by the winner for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to select a new winner of that travel portion by a random drawing from among eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
The Grand Prize and any portion of it is subject to change by the Sponsor with a prize of comparable value in the event that the stated portion of the Grand Prize shall not be reasonably available to the Sponsor at the time of the award or award of that portion shall not be economically or logistically practical to the Sponsor at that time. The Sponsor may also elect cash substitution in any such event. The Sponsor will not be liable for, or responsible for any consequences of, any such changes. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and no other substitution will be made. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE GRAND PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER AND WILL BE BASED ON THE ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE OF THE GRAND PRIZE AND OTHER FACTORS AS PROVIDED BY LAW. THE WINNER WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY TAX DOCUMENTATION IN CONNECTION WITH RECEIPT OF THE GRAND PRIZE.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
The Grand Prize winner will be selected based on a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will take place on or about December 3, 2021. The persons so selected, as the potential winner, will be notified by e-mail or other means, using the contact information provided. The Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to contact the potential winner by the means provided by him or her on the entry form. If the Sponsor or its representatives cannot reach any such potential winner after three (3) attempts, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner of that prize will forfeit it and an alternate potential winner will be selected from a drawing of all eligible entries. The potential winner must sign and return to the Sponsor any required forms, including, without limitation, an affidavit of eligibility and prize acceptance, liability, image and publicity release, as well as a liability, image and publicity release for the guest of the winner, along with a completed IRS-W-9 form, no later than December 6, 2021. If the potential winner shall fail to comply with those official rules, including, without limitation, the COVID-related requirements, that potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner selected by the Sponsor from all eligible entries, as set forth above. Without limitation to the forgoing, although the Sponsor shall endeavor to take reasonable commercial efforts to provide that all portions of the Grand Prize are awarded, it can make no guarantee that any portion will be so awarded to a potential winner who shall agree to accept any such portion within the period commencing from the drawing and concluding on the date of the Event.
The Sponsor and its respective affiliates and agencies are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors in the printing or posting of the offer or official rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of the Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its representatives. The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the terms of the Sweepstakes for any reason and without notice, including, without limitation, if the Sponsor shall determine that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event that the Sponsor shall suspect tampering or unauthorized intervention shall have occurred, the Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing among all eligible entries received as of the termination date to award any prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any internet connection, Wi-Fi network, telephone network, devices or software, the inability to access any website or online service, or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ACCEPTING THE GRAND PRIZE OR ANY PORTION OF IT, WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, ADVISORS AND SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, WEST REALM SHIRE SERVICES INC. D/B/A FTX US, ABGSI, LLC, PEPSI, SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA D/B/A SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO AND ALL SPONSORS OF THE EVENT (TOGETHER, THE “INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE GRAND PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRAVEL TO, AND THE ATTENDANCE AT, THE EVENT BY THE WINNER AND THE GUEST OF THE WINNER. THE SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE GRAND PRIZE. THE WINNER AGREES THAT THE WINNER AND THE GUEST OF THE WINNER WILL EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENT REQUIRED OF THEM PURSUANT TO THESE RULES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR OR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES’ TOTAL, COMBINED LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE GRAND PRIZE, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OR TYPE OF CLAIMS.
By entering the Sweepstakes, winner on behalf of winner and winner’s guest, grants the Sponsor, Fulfillment Company and those acting under their respective authority the permission to use his or her name, likeness, biography and voice for advertising and publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. The guest of the winner must execute a release to permit similar uses.
Personal information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s privacy statement available at www.sportsillustratedawards.com/privacy/ and except as otherwise provided in these official rules, will be treated in accordance with the terms of that statement. The Sponsor and Fulfillment Company may engage third-party companies to perform services in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes; information provided by entrants may be collected and used by those third parties for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and the fulfillment and verification of the Grand Prize.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. All federal, state and local laws apply.
By entering, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the Grand Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the appropriate New York state court located in New York County, New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event include attorneys’ fees, disbursements or court costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.
As between entrants and the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes and all related web pages, content and code are property of the Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyright-protected materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
Winner will be notified as referenced above and may be listed by full name and state of lawful residence on the Sponsor website www.sportsillustratedawards.com for a period of time following winner selection.