Official Rules: By participating in the Texas2Split 50/50 Raffle presented by Acme Brick Company ("Raffle"), each participant ("Entrant") agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation ("Foundation" or "Sponsor"), and these Official Rules shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local and municipal laws and regulations. Some restrictions apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
Eligibility: The Raffle is open to all legal residents who are age eighteen (18) or older as of the date of the entry. The Foundation has the right to request photo identification from any person desiring to enter the Raffle. Entrants are subject to these Official Rules. Employees, full-time and seasonal, and their immediate families (spouses, siblings, children, household members and the spouses and children of the foregoing) of the Foundation, Rangers Baseball LLC (the "Rangers"), the other MLB Entities (defined below), sponsors of the other MLB Entities, Metroplex Sportservice, Inc., and each of their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and each of their respective shareholders, employees, affiliates, representatives, agents, board members, and successors are not eligible to enter to participate the Raffle.
Sponsor: Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, 1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400, Arlington, Texas 76011. Non-profit Tax ID Ticket 75-2404714.
How to Enter: Official Raffle tickets ("Tickets") will be available for purchase in-person at Globe Life Park in Arlington ("Ballpark") with the physical address of 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011 at every Texas Rangers home game from the time the gates open to the public, concluding at the end of the seventh inning ("Raffle Period") provided, however if a game does not start on time, or is delayed during the first two (2) innings, Tickets will be sold for a minimum of three (3) hours from the time stadium gates open.
You may enter the Raffle by purchasing Tickets for: Three (3) Tickets for Five Dollars ($5.00), Ten (10) Tickets for Ten Dollars ($10.00), or Forty (40) Tickets for Twenty Dollars ($20.00) from designated Foundation representatives stationed at First Base gate, Third Base gate, Home Plate gate, Lower Home Run Porch, the Lexus Club Level Section 220, and via roaming sellers throughout the Ballpark. Tickets may be purchased with cash (United States Dollars) and debit cards at select locations. No discounts or complimentary Tickets will be provided. If a person does not have an admission ticket to a particular game, a Ticket may be requested during the Entry Period at the entrance to Home Plate Gate. Each Ticket is a receipt for Entrant's purchase and represents an entry in the Raffle for that game and is not eligible for any past or future Raffle drawings. There is no limit to the number of Tickets an Entrant may purchase. All Ticket purchases are final, no refunds or replacements will be issued.
Raffle Tickets are Not Tax Deductible: The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances to participate in raffles, lotteries, or similar programs are not gifts and, therefore, the price of the entry does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
Drawing: Every transaction is electronically tallied. The running total from the Raffle sales will be periodically displayed and updated on a ribbon board inside the seating bowl. One (1) Raffle winning Ticket number ("Winning Ticket") will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received as of the conclusion of the Entry Period ("Drawing"). The Drawing will be held during the end of the eighth inning. In the event of a weather delay, the Foundation may, in its sole discretion, modify any pre-determined schedule with respect to the Raffle Period and/or the Drawing. All Drawings will be conducted by the Foundation.
The Winning Ticket will be announced over the Ballpark's Public Address System and posted at the Ballpark Guest Services Kiosks by the end of the eighth inning. The Winning Ticket will also be listed online at www.texasrangers.com/texas2split. Entrants do not need to be present to win.
Prize: There will be a maximum of one (1) Winning Ticket selected during each Drawing. The holder of the Winning Ticket of each Drawing (the "Official Winner"), will be subject to the Official Rules, and will be awarded fifty percent (50%) of the net Raffle sales of that applicable game ("Prize"), less any and all applicable taxes or fees. The remaining proceeds shall be retained by the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, and the programs that the Foundation supports in its sole discretion. Although applicable taxes are withheld, each Official Winner assumes all responsibility for any state, county, or federal taxes, fees and withholdings. Federal and state withholding laws are subject to change without notice. The withholding laws in effect at the time each Prize is claimed will be followed. No substitution of Prizes will be allowed for any potential Official Winner. Prizes will not be split amongst various parties. Any unclaimed Prize will be retained by the Foundation for charitable purposes.
Odds: The odds of winning the Prize are 1/the total number of Tickets of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
Notifications: All Prize claims must be made within thirty (30) calendar days of the applicable Raffle Drawing date ("Claims Period"). The Winning Ticket must be presented in person to the Guest Relations kiosk near the Home Plate entrance during a game, or presented to a Foundation representative during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm). Should the thirtieth day fall on a Saturday, Sunday or recognized holiday, then the Claims Period shall be extended to the immediately following business day. Any transportation required for the Official Winner to submit a Winning Ticket shall be the Official Winner's sole responsibility and will not be furnished by the Foundation. The Official Winner must provide the Foundation with all information required to claim the Prize (including tax identification). The Foundation has no obligation to contact potential winners.
The Official Winner will receive an Affidavit, Prize Claim, Release and tax forms which must be executed and returned to the Foundation no later than two (2) business days after his/her receipt of applicable forms. Prizes will be sent to the Official Winner's mailing address via check within four (4) to six (6) weeks after the receipt of the Winning Ticket and applicable forms. No cash payments will be made.
Official Winners will be subject to the applicable IRS rules, regulations, and guidelines. The Foundation will complete and file IRS form W-2G and withhold federal income tax of 28% from the Official Winner's proceeds in accordance with IRS rules, regulations, and guidelines for prizes at $600.00 and above. Official Winners who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes will be subject to all applicable withholding and reporting requirements. Official Winners may waive the right to receive a Prize, at which time the Prize from that Drawing date will be forfeited and proceeds will be reclaimed by the Foundation for charitable use.
In the event that an Official Winner: (a) does not notify the Foundation within thirty (30) calendar days of the Drawing; (b) is ruled ineligible for any reason; (c) refuses the Prize; or (d) does not return all of the required forms, the Prize will be forfeited and will be retained by the Foundation for charitable use. In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of a Raffle results in more than one Entrant holding a Winning Ticket, the person holding the Ticket that was purchased the earliest shall be deemed the Official Winner.
Transfer of Raffle Ticket: Entrants may opt to give away their Raffle Tickets to another eligible person, but in doing so the Entrant waives any claim he/she might otherwise have to the Prize. Entrants may not re-sell their Tickets to other parties, and may not knowingly give Raffle Tickets away to another for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle Tickets. All Raffle Tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell, purchase, or receive Raffle Tickets in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win a Prize. Transferred Prizes shall be bound by all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
Winners' List: For a list of Winning Tickets and Prize amounts for each Raffle Drawing, requests may be mailed with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Attn: Texas2Split 50/50 Raffle, 1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400, Arlington, Texas 76011. Winners' list requests must be received between November 1 and November 30 of that calendar year. Winning Tickets will also be posted at www.texasrangers.com/texas2split.
Release of Liability: By entering into the Raffle, all Entrants agree to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) release, waive, discharge, covenant not to sue and indemnify Sponsor, Rangers Baseball LLC, all other MLB Entities, Metroplex Sportservice Inc., City of Arlington, and each of their respective parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with their owners, partners, employees, officers, directors, sponsors and agents, including advertising, sponsorship and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability with respect to any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation or while preparing to participate in the Raffle. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("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.
Publicity Release: Each Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants the Foundation and Foundation designees and affiliates, including the Rangers and the other MLB Entities, full permission to use that Official Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media (including on the Internet) or format now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and in perpetuity.
Disclaimer: The Foundation, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering within the Entry process or otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. The Foundation further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Raffle for any reason, including, but not limited to any Raffle that is not capable of completion as planned, affected by tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, fraud, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside the Foundation's control.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) Raffle Tickets which are lost, stolen, improperly issued, printing errors, counterfeited, illegible, given away, and altered or subject to other deficiencies which may limit an Entrant's ability to participate in or win any Raffle; (2) Entry payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled in a ISP, website, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, handheld mobile device or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms or malfunctions affecting network, server ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (3) Any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature which relates to the Raffle, including without limitation, errors in Raffle related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as errors in processing Entrants, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivery of Prizes; or any portion of the Raffle that is compromised, then the Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize and disclaimed any implied warranty. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Governing Law & Exclusive Venue: These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Any disputes relating to the Raffle must be held in courts of competent jurisdiction in Tarrant County, Texas.