97.1 The Fan/Radiohio, Inc. – UHC Buckeye Playmakers Program Official Contest Rules
ELIGIBILITY: Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry and are residents of the state of Ohio. Employees, officers and directors of RadiOhio, Inc., and all of their parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, agencies and their respective dependents, and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings and spouse) and individuals residing in their same household, whether or not related, and employees of all media of mass communication within 75 miles of Columbus, Ohio are not eligible to win any contest. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who is financed, aided, encouraged or prompted by an employee or family member of any Radio, Television or Cable company or its subsidiaries within seventy-five (75) miles of Columbus, Ohio. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if it is deemed the contest rules were not followed. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to enforce the following: Any person (or family member) who has won a RadiOhio, Inc. contest is not eligible to win another RadiOhio, Inc. contest until thirty (30) days have passed since their previous win. Each person is limited to one registration per contest. School prizes open only to accredited elementary schools grades Kindergarten-6th in the State of Ohio as recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.
GENERAL TERMS: No substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash portions of the prize may not be redeemed for cash value. Void wherever prohibited by law. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prize. If applicable, winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize from RadiOhio, Inc. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event specified prize offered is unavailable. All prizes awarded by RadiOhio, Inc. must be claimed within thirty (30) days of the date the prize is won. If a winner does not claim the prize within the thirty-day period, the prize is forfeited and eligibility restrictions mentioned in these rules still apply to that winner for future contests. No Released Party (as defined below) will have liability or responsibility for or related to the prizes. There are no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, applicable to the contest or the prizes. All prizes designated for pick-up at RadiOhio, Inc. studios must be picked up during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm).
RELEASE: By entering this Contest or by claiming a prize, all participants agree, to the greatest extent allowed by law, to release RadiOhio, Inc, IMG College, LLC, The Ohio State University, and each participating contest sponsor, along with each of their employees, officers, agents, affiliates (each, a “Released Party”; collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all liability arising from any injury, death, loss or damage of any kind resulting from or in connection with any entry and/or participation in this Contest, or the award, acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize. The winners will be required to execute an affidavit (release form) which releases the Released Parties from liability for any loss or damage or claim of property related to the winners’ participation in the contest and/or usage of the prize. RadiOhio, Inc. may use voice recordings to prevent contest fraud. The Released Parties cannot be held liable or responsible for any telephone failures, malfunctions or irregularities during a contest nor can the Released Parties be held liable or responsible for any discrepancies by the U.S. Postal Service or any delivery service or courier involved in delivering prizes, entries or contest information to or from RadiOhio, nor can the Released Parties be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. The decision of the judges is final. All entrants agree to grant RadiOhio, Inc. unlimited use of their name, voice, picture, quotation or facsimile, without consideration, in conjunction with their participation in any given contest.
IDENTIFICATION: Winners will be required to provide his/her signature, full legal name, address, city of residence, state of residence, zip code, telephone number and social security number on the release form. Failure to return any required documents within 14 days may result in prize forfeiture, and an alternate winner may be selected. Winners are required to provide picture identification. RadiOhio, Inc. may disqualify a contestant immediately upon learning the contestant has provided false information.
CHANGE: RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to extend the contest if it so desires. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to make necessary changes to the contest rules and procedures. In the event of any dispute pertaining to this contest, the decision of RadiOhio, Inc. management is final.
ONLINE: 97.1 The Fan-WBNS FM, provides live internet streaming of it’s broadcasts at 971thefan.com. When participating in contests, please be advised that the audio stream on the internet may run up to 30 seconds behind the broadcast signal heard via the radio, thus causing a delay. This delay may cause on-line listeners wishing to participate in telephone specific (7th caller wins) type of contests to be at a disadvantage versus listeners who hear the contest on-air. RadiOhio is not responsible for any internet service interruption, or server failures related to contest entry or content streaming.
HOW TO ENTER: Specific contests may have additional stipulations not listed here. Refer to documents pertaining to those contests for specific rules. Decision of the judges is final. No purchase necessary. Contestants may enter one of two ways: By visiting www.BuckeyePlaymakers.com to register online. The second entry point is by sending a 4”x6” post card to: UHC Buckeye Playmakers Program, C/O 97.1 The Fan Promotions Department, 605 S. Front Street, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Post-card must include full name, address and contact phone number. RadiOhio will not be responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, late, delayed or garbled entries, or as a result of any human error, equipment or programming associated with, or utilized, in this contest or the processing of any entries, or for any telecommunications, network, electronic, technical or computer failures of any kind. All blank, corrupted, or otherwise incomplete entries are automatically null and void. Registrants can enter once per week. Registrants can nominate an elementary school (grades K-6) in Ohio to be a finalist for the grand prize of one (1) $24,000 (twenty-four thousand dollars) donation to the school (see Exhibit F) for the purpose of advancing students’ access to, and enjoyment from, physical activity, health, and wellbeing through active play, Donations should be used to support areas such as physical exercise, physical education, health/wellness, sports, and recreational activities including but not solely limited to: sports equipment, sports uniforms, playgrounds, gymnasium sports, recess games/equipment etc. Sponsors encourage schools to exercise good judgment when allocating funds to improve the health of children and reserve the right to request/approve a list of the materials the school intends to purchase. One (1) runner-up will also be selected from the finalists and that school will receive $4,000 (four thousand dollars) donation to the school for the same purpose (see Exhibit E). All twelve (12) finalist schools will each receive $1,000 (see Exhibit D), therefore the grand prize winner will receive a total of $25,000 (twenty-five thousand dollars) and the runner-up will receive a total of $5,000 (five-thousand dollars). To be eligible, elementary schools must reside in the state of Ohio and cannot house any students in the 7th grade or above. We reserve the right to disqualify a school from consideration at any time if it is determined that the school does not meet these requirements.
PRIZES: 97.1 The Fan will give away 12 (twelve) weekly prizes at random to one registrant and school. The 12 (twelve) weekly school winners will be in the running to receive the grand prize and the runner up prize. The registrant who nominated the weekly school winner will receive a prize pack (Exhibit A). The weekly school winner will also receive a prize pack (Exhibit B and Exhibit C) and will receive a $1,000 (one thousand dollar) donation to said school for the purpose of advancing students’ physical and mental well-being through active play and physical exercise (Exhibit B). Weekly prizes will be drawn on 9/4/18, 9/10/18, 9/17/18, 9/24/18, 10/1/18, 10/8/18, 10/15/18, 10/22/18, 11/5/18, 11/12/18, 11/19/18 and 11/26/18. There will be 1 (one) grand prize drawing and one (1) runner-up drawing for all 12 schools receiving a weekly prize. A school can only win a weekly prize one time during this contest. Grand prize and runner-up drawings will be held at a date and location agreed upon by sponsors of this contest and a representative from the finalist school must be present for any school to be a grand prize winner or a runner up prize winner. A person of any age can nominate a school, however, winners of the weekly prizes must be over the age of 21. Odds of winning weekly prize depend on number of entries. Odds of winning grand prize depend on number of entries. Contest starts on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at 12am and ends on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 8:00am. 97.1 The Fan staff will draw and contact the winners via phone and/or email promptly. Donation checks for the weekly school winners will be printed at the conclusion of the contest and distributed to schools in-person at the grand-prize and runner-up drawing event.
Weekly fan registrant prize pack
- OSU Mini-HELMET signed by OSU Personality
Weekly Ohio elementary school prize pack – School District Superintendent
- Golf Shirt
Weekly Ohio elementary school prize pack – School Principal
- Declare finalist for grand prize
(12) Grand Prize School Finalists
- $1000 Donation (one thousand dollars)
- (1) Grand Prize School Runner Up Winner
- $5000 Donation (five thousand dollars)
- (1) Grand Prize School Winner
- $25000 Donation (twenty five thousand dollars)
VALUE: The value of each weekly prize to the nominator is $70 (seventy dollars). The value of each weekly prize is to the school $1,000 (one thousand dollars), the value of the grand prize to the school is $25,000 (twenty thousand dollars) and the value of the runner-up prize is $5,000 (five-thousand dollars).