SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2019 NWhealthy Challenge Promotion
The Seattle Sounders FC-NWhealthy Challenge (the “Program”) is sponsored by Seattle Soccer, LLC d/b/a Seattle Sounders FC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. To enter, you must meet the eligibility requirements and participate in accordance with the rules set forth herein. The Program is void where prohibited or restricted by applicable law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Program at any time.
THE CONTEST: Sponsor will select four (4) lucky fans based upon entries received by Sponsor during the Program Period for a chance to win a Sounders FC training jersey.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility to participate in the Program or to win prizes is limited to persons who are legal residents of the State of Washington, less those who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius around the city limits of Portland, Oregon, that extends into the State of Washington, whom are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older on the date of Entry. Any effort by an entrant to misrepresent their eligibility will disqualify that entrant. Entrants who disregard these Official Rules are not eligible to participate or win. Directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents and licenses, or their immediate families and household members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), of Sponsor, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM” and collectively with Seattle Sounders FC and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.
HOW TO PLAY: This Program shall begin at 10:00 AM PST on Thursday, July 18, 2019 and conclude at 11:59 PM PST on Monday, August 12, 2019 (“Program Period”). All entries must be received by the end of the Program Period. Mail entries must be received by close of business on the last business day of the Program Period. To apply:
By entering the program, Participant agrees and consents to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final, and waives any right to claim ambiguity in the program or these Official Rules.
During the Program Period, you can enter via one of the following methods (each an “Entry”): (a) SOCIAL MEDIA: post a photo or video of them challenging themselves to be Northwest Healthy with the official hashtag #NWhealthySFC to Facebook or Twitter; if a Participant uses a mobile phone to enter Participant may incur data charges from their wireless service provider; check with your wireless service provider for details on any applicable charges; Participant is solely responsible for any such wireless charges; not all wireless carriers participate; (b) MAIL-IN: send a self-addressed stamped envelope to with your first name, last name, address (including city, state, and zip code), email address, and phone number to “NWhealthy Challenge, c/o Seattle Sounders FC, 159 S Jackson St. Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104” ; or (c) WEBSITE: visit at www.soundersfc.com/NWhealthy during the Program Period and follow the instructions to complete and submit an Entry form; you must provide all information requested on the Entry form to be eligible for the chance to win the prize(s).
To enter the Program through Facebook, you must to be a registered user of Facebook. If you are not a registered user of Facebook, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.facebook.com or downloading the Facebook application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. Once you have registered, you may enter by posting your photo with the above-described hashtag to the Program Facebook page with the hashtag. Each completed post utilizing the hashtag to Facebook as directed, will result in one (1) Entry in the Program. Each entrant on behalf of himself/herself and his/her heirs forever releases, holds harmless and indemnifies Facebook from and against any and all liability, claim or damages arising out of this Program and Entrant’s participation in this Program. Facebook is not a Sponsor of this Program and is not responsible for its administration or operation in any way. Use of the hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. If you use your mobile phone to access Facebook, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.
Each Entrant in the Program agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final, and to accept delivery of any prize won based upon availability. In addition, each Entrant represents and warrants that all information contained in his/her Entry is true and accurate. The Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules, or otherwise in any materials available at the Program website. Sponsor shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified or misdirected entries, or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process or the administration of the Program. Sponsor in its sole and exclusive discretion shall determine which entries received during the Program Period, if any, are eligible for the award of the Prize.
Sponsor in its sole and exclusive discretion may elect not to select any Entry, in the event that (a) no Entry received is eligible, (b) no Entry meets the selection criteria; and/or (c) no Entry otherwise qualifies for selection.
All entries must be created and authored by the Entrant and must be original, previously unpublished, and cannot have been submitted in connection with any other like contest, promotion or application. By entering, each Entrant warrants that (a) the Entry is original to and was created solely by the Entrant and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from a copyrighted or proprietary work belonging to someone else, (b) the Entry does not violate any copyright laws, and does not plagiarize, libel, slander, defame, disparage, or otherwise infringe on or violate the rights of any third parties, (c) entrant is legally entitled to submit the Entry in the Program; (d) the Entry contains no profanity or vulgarity in any language including signs or symbols implying profane or vulgar meaning or intent (intent and vulgarity will be judged at the sole and exclusive discretion of Sponsor) and (e) the distribution, reproduction, display and any other uses of the Entry by Sponsor as permitted herein will not infringe any third party rights.
By entering, each Entrant further warrants and represents that they own all right, title and interests in and to the Entry. All Entries, and any derivatives thereof, shall be considered “works made for hire” under the Copyright laws of the United States, and all rights therein, including without limitation the exclusive copyright thereto shall become the property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of authorship, as it is commonly understood under United States and International copyright law and conventions, in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render the relevant Entry null and void. All entries must comport with the Seattle Sounders FC brand and public image and may not be offensive or inappropriate as determined by Sponsor in its sole and exclusive discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry and to prevent a submitted Entry from being displayed at www.soundersfc.com or on Sponsor’s social media platforms, that in its sole and exclusive discretion is offensive, inappropriate, not keeping with the Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise abhorrent to these Official Rules.
All entries must not defame or invade publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights. If the Entry includes a picture, photograph or likeness of any person other than entrant, by entering each entrant acknowledges and agrees that he or she has obtained the written consent of any such person to include such person’s picture, photograph or likeness and to use such picture, photograph or likeness for the purposes described herein.
PERSONALITY RIGHTS: By uploading an Entry which may include narrative, video or photo with one of the official hashtags, each Entrant for themselves and on behalf of their heirs, successor and assigns hereby grants to Sponsor, its agents and others working on its behalf the right to use the entirety of the Entry and any specific component thereof, including the Entrant’s name, Twitter/Facebook handle, likeness, voice, image and the photograph provided in the Entry, and any additional audio, video or photographs taken by the Sponsor or its affiliates or representatives during the Program for advertising and marketing purposes, including on the Program website, in-stadium on match day, re-tweeting, re-posting or otherwise aggregating Entrant’s Entry alone or with others in any format without additional compensation. Nominee may be required to execute an additional waiver and release of personality rights, which may be a condition precedent to receiving the award. Entrant expressly agrees that to the extent their Entry includes other individuals, that they have the express permission of each individual or each individual’s parent or guardian if a minor, to include that individual in the Entry and they have otherwise notified that individual of their intent to enter this Program.
CRITERIA AND JUDGING: All Entries which are received during the Program Period and that are otherwise deemed eligible will be judged by a selection committee convened by Sponsor at its sole and exclusive discretion. A panel of at least three (3) members comprised by Sponsor at its sole and exclusive discretion shall select four (4) winners from amongst all eligible Entries received on or after August 12, 2019 on the following criteria: (i) overall submission in reflection of the theme “NWhealthy Challenge” (ii) reflection of Sponsors’ brand and brand image; (iii) unique or exemplary details.
PRIZE AND PRIZE CLAIM: The prize shall consist of Sponsor providing the Sounders FC experience described in the winning selection’s entry (“Prize”). The approximate retail value of the prize shall depend upon the nature and scope of the experience described. The winner will be notified of the approximate retail value of their described experience together with the notification of their selection sufficient to allow winner to decide to accept the Prize.
The winner of the Prize will be notified by email or telephone on or after August 12, 2019. In order to accept the Prize, Sponsor may require the winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release (except where prohibited), confidentiality agreement, release of all copyrights or other right, title and interest in the Artwork and Submission, and other documentation precedent to the delivery of the Prize (an “Releases and Affidavits”). If any Prize winner does not respond to the notification within two (2) business days, is found to be ineligible, fails to execute the Releases and Affidavits or other documentation required by the Sponsor, the Sponsor may consider said Prize winner to have forfeited the Prize and another Prize winner may be selected. The Prize is not transferrable and not substitutable with cash or a cash equivalent. In addition, Prize winners assume sole responsibility for all costs associated with the any component of the Prize not explicitly outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes incurred as a result of being awarded and accepting the Prize. Sponsor will furnish necessary tax documentation, including an IRS Form 1099, upon request. The Prize may be substituted by Sponsor at its sole and exclusive discretion.
GENERAL RULES: Each entrant in the Program agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final, and to accept delivery of any Grand Prize won based upon availability. In addition, each entrant represents and warrants that all information contained in his/her entry is true and accurate. The Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules or otherwise in any materials available at the Program Site. By submitting an entry, each entrant for himself or herself and on behalf of their heirs, successor and assigns hereby grants to Sponsor, its agents and others working on its behalf the right to use the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, and any additional audio, video or photographs taken by the Sponsor or its affiliates or representatives during the Program for advertising and marketing purposes, including on the Program website, without additional compensation except where prohibited by law, and further grants Sponsor the right to use contestant contact information for to contact contestants about other Sponsor or Sounders FC programs. Sponsor shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified or misdirected entries, or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the administration of the Program. Each entrant hereby releases, and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and Soccer United Marketing, LLC, those working on their behalf, and each of their respective owners, officers, members, managers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, successors and assigns (collectively “Released Parties”), from any damage, injury, death, loss or other liability, either at law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or non-asserted, that may arise from or in any way relate to participation in this Program or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any other substitute prize. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Program shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of Washington. Any action or litigation concerning this Program shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in King County, Washington, and each entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'ʹS FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED UPON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Program, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties occurring in connection with the administration of the Program, the processing of entries, or in any Program-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Program or from use of the online configurator tool.
Entrants who tamper with, or abuse, any aspect of the Program or online configurator tool or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Program, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor’s representatives, which may be a violation of criminal or civil law, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified any associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Program is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, the other MLS entities and/or their respective agents, including Sponsor’s right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor, reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Program for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Program.
DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY: By entering this Program, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that he/she is voluntarily providing the information requested at the time of entry and does so knowing that he/she may be sharing personal information and data, which may also be Personally Identifiable Information as that term is defined under state and federal law (“PII”). Sponsor may additionally collect website usage information from each Entrant in the form of cookies, tracking internet protocol addresses, tags, web beacons, pixel tags or other tracking technologies, and/or clickstream data. Sponsor will use Entrant’s entry data and website usage information to determine Entrant’s eligibility, to contact Entrant about the contest or any Prize, confirm your entry, otherwise administer your participation in the Program, and maintain the website, mobile application, or the operations of other existing or future promotions and/or internal record keeping.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: For a list of winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your request to “Sounders FC-NWhealthy Challenge” c/of Sounders FC-CP, 159 South Jackson Street, Suite 200, Seattle, Washington 98104 on or before September 30, 2019.