All sweepstakes proceeds will go to benefit Major League Baseball Charities, Inc., who retain full discretion and control over the allocation and use of all proceeds but intend to grant proceeds to Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc.
**ring pictured is not the exact ring to be awarded
The mission of the Atlanta Braves Foundation is to build community through baseball engaging Braves Country, reaching vulnerable populations, and improving equity and access in sport, health, education and well-being outcomes for children, families and communities. On the road to the Championship in 2021, the Atlanta Braves Foundation provided more than $4.1 Million in support across more than 300 community-based non-profit organizations serving tens of thousands of Braves fans in Atlanta and across Braves Country.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Alternative Method of Entry available here. Sweepstakes starts 8:00 p.m. on April 9, 2022 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on May 8, 2022. Open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding FL and NY) including its commonwealths, territories and possessions who are of legal age of majority. One (1) prize will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Enter by making a donation or without purchase by completing an online entry form. Potential winner notification: May 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply; see Official Rules for complete details and no-purchase method of entry. Sponsor: Major League Baseball Charities, Inc.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc.
2021 World Series Championship Ring
Sweepstakes (THE "SWEEPSTAKES")
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Florida and New York) including its commonwealths, territories and possessions who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Major League Baseball Charities, Inc. ("Sponsor" or "MLBC"), Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc. ("Atlanta Braves Foundation"), Jostens®, the MLB Entities (as defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win the Prize (as defined below). The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (the "BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLB"), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (the "Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents of the foregoing entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the continental United States and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 9, 2022 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 8, 2022 ("Entry Period"). Online entries only. You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of the following two (2) ways: by registering and making a donation or by the Alternative Method of Entry (as defined below). No other method of entry will be accepted.
1. Make a Donation and Enter: During the Entry Period, go to www.braves.com/ring (the "Landing Page") and click on the Sweepstakes banners, buttons, and/or links to access the Sweepstakes registration form. You must be logged in as a registered user of MLB.com in order to access the Sweepstakes registration form via the Landing Page. By successfully transmitting a completed online donation and entry form as directed, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes as follows: you will receive one (1) entry for each $21 donation, two (2) entries for each $40 donation, five (5) entries for each $100 donation, and ten (10) entries for each $200 donation. You may donate and enter as often as you wish during the Entry Period. MLBC retains full discretion and control over the allocation and use of all proceeds but intends to grant the proceeds to Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc. Once funds are received, they become the property of MLBC, and MLBC has exclusive legal control over the funds. MLBC may make distributions of such proceeds to other exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. In certain situations, MLBC cannot grant to the charity, if any, that you may have requested. If MLBC cannot grant the funds to the charity you have requested, MLBC may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate recipient charity. There is no cost to register as a user of MLB.com and an eligible participant may register for an MLB.com account via the Landing Page. Entering the Sweepstakes as a registered user of MLB.com is not required to win and will not increase your chances of winning.
2. Alternative Method of Entry ("AMOE"): If you do not wish to register as a user of MLB.com or to donate, you may enter the Sweepstakes by clicking here to access the AMOE form ("AMOE Form"). By successfully submitting a completed online AMOE Form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. You may enter via the AMOE Form as often as you wish during the Entry Period.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about May 10, 2022 ("Drawing Date"), from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (the "Winner"). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
PRIZE: One (1) Prize Will Be Awarded. The Winner will receive one (1) authentic, personalized 2021 World Series Championship Ring and a video from a 2021 World Champion Atlanta Braves player (player to be determined in Atlanta Braves Foundation's sole discretion) congratulating the Winner of the Sweepstakes (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Prize: $29,000.00) (the "Prize").
PRIZE CONDITIONS: The exact duration and nature of the video is at the absolute discretion of Sponsor and Atlanta Braves Foundation, as applicable. All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Atlanta Braves Foundation, as applicable. Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein are the responsibility solely of the Winner. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Any difference between the ARV and the actual Prize value will not be awarded. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture. No insurance is provided as part of the Prize, and obtaining any insurance is the sole responsibility of the Winner.
The Winner will be subject to the applicable Internal Revenue Service and state income tax rules and regulations related to the Prize winnings. Sponsor must comply with all reporting requirements on the Prize imposed by state, local, and federal laws. The Winner assumes all responsibility for any state, local, and federal taxes, fees and other government assessments on the Prize. Federal tax law requires that a tax withholding on certain prize values must be collected from the Winner before distribution of the Prize. The Winner is advised to consult his/her own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning the Prize.
NOTIFICATION: The potential winner will be notified at the email address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or Atlanta Braves Foundation) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries. The potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and/or Atlanta Braves Foundation and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (b) waive any and all claims against Sponsor, Atlanta Braves Foundation, Jostens®, the MLB Entities, Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook"), Apple, Inc., and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof). By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor, Atlanta Braves Foundation and/or MLB by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. The Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLB and each of their respective designees the right to publicize the Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade, and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission, or notification, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. 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 Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor and/or MLB or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, MLB, and/or their respective agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor and MLB reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, extend, or cancel the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) in the event Sponsor is prevented from executing the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond Sponsor's control, including but not limited to: fire; flood; earthquake; explosion; public health epidemic or crisis; labor dispute or strike; act of God or public enemy; network or equipment failure; riot or civil disturbance; terrorist threat or activity; war (declared or undeclared); court order; or federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation. Sponsor, Atlanta Braves Foundation and MLB also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or cancel the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes or events corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor and/or Atlanta Braves Foundation may elect to identify the winner and award the prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR, ATLANTA BRAVES FOUNDATION, MLB AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Sweepstakes. All entry data provided via the online entry form is provided to Sponsor and/or MLB and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
WINNER'S LIST: For the Winner's name (first initial and last name), mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received no later than ninety (90) days after the Drawing Date to: Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc., 2021 World Series Championship Ring Sweepstakes Winner's List, c/o The Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc., 755 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Major League Baseball Charities, Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
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