12 Days of Giving Sweepstakes Official Rules and Regulations

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND UPON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF ENTRY.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  VOID IN RHODE ISLAND.

  1. Eligibility - Open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older at time Entry is submitted. Employees and their immediate families (i.e., spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same households, (whether or not related) of Upward Unlimited employees are not eligible to win. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants warrant that they are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, and agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”). Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entrant. 

  2. Conditions of Participation -You must have a valid Facebook account and it is your responsibility to inform Sponsor of any change in your Facebook account. You may not use fake or spam Facebook accounts to enter the Sweepstakes or receive additional Entries. You agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor regarding the Sweepstakes, which are final and binding on all matters.  Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

  3. How to Enter - Starting between 8:00 a.m. (EST) and 5:00 p.m. (EST) on December 11, 2014 and ending at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 22, 2014 (the “Entry Period”), Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes encouraging entrants to like and/or comment on a different 12 Days of Giving Entry post each day on Facebook to enter for a chance to a win prize each day except for Day 12, December 22. One 12 Days of Giving Entry post will be published each day for twelve consecutive days from December 11 – December 22. The Entry post will be published between 8:00 a.m. (EST) and 5:00 p.m. (EST) each day. Each 12 Days of Giving Entry post will accept valid Entries for 24 hours from publish date. Only two Entries per Facebook account per day during the Sweepstakes period are eligible. Eligible Entries on an Entry post do not qualify for any other subsequent Entry posts. You must enter each Entry post Sweepstakes separately.

    You may enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period as follows:

      1. Facebook Entry: Visit www.facebook.com and login to your Facebook account or create a free Facebook account. Then like and/or comment on the 12 Days of Giving Entry post for the day at www.facebook.com/UpwardSports.
        1. A like on the 12 Days of Giving post will count as one Entry.
        2. A comment on the 12 Days of Giving post will count as one Entry.
      2. Email Entry: Official Entry into the Sweepstakes may be received by including your name in an email to socialmedia@upward.org. Incorrect information will disqualify an Entry. Copies, facsimiles, or any other form of duplication of an official entry forms will not be accepted. 

    Your Entry must meet the following criteria:

      • Cannot be viewed as a potential risk to a minor.
      • Cannot be from a fake or spam Facebook account.
      • Cannot violate any trademark or copyright laws.
      • Must comply with all Terms of Use of www.upward.org.
      • Cannot contain, as determined by Sponsor, content that is sexually explicit, violent, derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, which violates any law, or which communicates a message that is inconsistent with the positive goodwill to which we wish to associate.
      • Cannot include any viruses, worms, corrupt file, Trojan horses or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Sweepstakes Website and/or the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.

    By submitting an Entry, you agree to these Official Rules and confirm your Entry conforms to the Entry requirements. All Submissions become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry, you agree to grant Sponsor an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, enhance or modify your Entry in any marketing materials in all media now known or later developed, without your prior approval and for no additional compensation. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your Entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winner.

    The Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected, delayed, incomplete, inaccurate, lost, late, illegible or undeliverable Submissions, technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, intellectual property theft or other unauthorized use of intellectual property or other errors, omissions, interruptions or problems which may limit or affect an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network, or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing or selection of Submissions, the announcement of a prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. 

    Further, Sponsor is not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or insufficient space in entrant’s Facebook or e-mail account to receive messages.  Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or a portion thereof). 

    False or deceptive Submissions or acts will render the entrant ineligible.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from this Sweepstakes or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates if he/she tampers with the entry process or his/her fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of the Sweepstakes.

  4. Winners - Sixty-Two (62) total Winners will be awarded with a prize at the end of the Sweepstakes. The total number of Winners each day along with the Prizes will be listed in Section 5, Prizes. Each Winner will be randomly selected from the number of eligible entries using Woobox.

    The Winners will be declared pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and will be contacted within 7 business days of the close of each Entry Period in the Sweepstakes. Potential Prize Winners will be notified by U.S. mail, e-mail and/or telephone and will be required to fulfill all requirements set forth herein or such prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, awarded to an alternate winner. The Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes or additional fees associated with the prize transfer.

    Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion which Entries are valid Entries and whether the Entries otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules.  All decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of the Winners are final.

  5. Prizes - After the 24 hour Entry Period on each 12 Days of Giving Entry post on Facebook, a set number of Winners will be declared and awarded a Prize based on which Entry post they were declared a Winner on.

    The 12 Days of Giving Entry post date, Prize, and number of Winners are listed below:

      • Day One (December 11, 2014)
        • Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card
        • Number of Winners: 4
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Two (December 12, 2014)
        • Prize: 3 Book Package of Act or React by Caz McCaslin, Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: MyDaily Devotional for Kids, and God is Faithful: MyDaily Devotional
        • Number of Winners: 10
        • Total Prize Value: $400
      • Day Three (December 13, 2014)
        • Prize: $25 Shutterfly Gift Card
        • Number of Winners: 4
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Four (December 14, 2014)
        • Prize: Family Movie Night Package that includes 3 DVD movies (God’s Not Dead, Frozen, and Mom’s Night Out) and popcorn
        • Number of Winners: 2
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Five (December 15, 2014)
        • Prize: $10 Starbucks Gift Card
        • Number of Winners: 10
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Six (December 16, 2014)
        • Prize: An Upward Sports Ultimate Athlete Package that includes a t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, backpack, Play With Purpose wristband, basketball, soccer ball, football, socks, and ball pump
        • Number of Winners: 2
        • Total Prize Value: $170
      • Day Seven (December 17, 2014)
        • Prize: Family Game Night Package that includes candy and games - Frozen Matching Game, Cranium, Hedbanz, and Table Tennis to Go
        • Number of Winners: 2
        • Total Prize Value: $110
      • Day Eight (December 18, 2014)
        • Prize: Upward Sports Performance Socks
        • Number of Winners: 20
        • Total Prize Value: $255
      • Day Nine (December 19, 2014)
        • Prize: $25 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
        • Number of Winners: 4
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Ten (December 20, 2014)
        • Prize: $50 Pizza Night Gift Card to one of the following pizza chains, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, or Papa John's Pizza
        • Number of Winners: 2
        • Total Prize Value: $100
      • Day Eleven (December 21, 2014)
        • Prize: An Upward Sports Ultimate Athlete Package that includes a t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, backpack, Play With Purpose wristband, basketball, soccer ball, football, socks, and ball pump
        • Number of Winners: 2
        • Total Prize Value: $170
      • Day Twelve (December 22, 2014)
        • No Prizes or Winners will be declared on Day Twelve.
        • For each like received on the 12 Days of Giving Entry post on December 22, we will donate $1 to Operation Christmas Child up to $500.

    The Winner of any prize shall release Upward Sports from all liability in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of any prize or while traveling to and from a location to obtain or use a prize. Upward Sports may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its discretion. Upward Sports does not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee regarding the use of the prizes. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash value or transferred. Prizes can only be awarded to the individual person that entered the winning Submission. 

  6. Limitation of Liability - BY ENTERING INTO AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES YOU AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER RESULTING FROM (I) YOUR ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, (II) THE AWARDING, RECEIPT, OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE, (III) PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITIES, OR (IV) ANY AND ALL OTHER DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SWEEPSTAKES EXCEED ONE UNITED STATES DOLLAR (US$1.00).  IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY ATTORNEYS’ FEES.

  7. Additional Terms - By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants grant Sponsor and its designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities, and states of residences, voices, performances, pictures and likenesses (including recorded media coverage), without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the universe in perpetuity, any such use with respect to a minor to be subject to prior approval of parent or legal guardian.  Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies available at www.upward.org. Each potential Prize Winner may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, tax acknowledgment form (if applicable) and, except where prohibited by law, publicity release and return within five (5) business days of date of issuance of notification. Noncompliance within this time period or failure of such potential Prize Winner to respond to a notification attempt within five (5) business days of such attempt may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, another entrant will be declared the potential Prize Winner.  If: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) the potential Prize Winner declines his/her prize; (iii) the potential Prize Winner fails to comply with any of the Official Rules as outlined herein, he/she will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion, another entrant will be declared the potential Prize Winner.  If a potential Prize Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on such Prize Winner set forth herein.  With respect to the entrants’ Submissions, entrants hereby irrevocably grant Sponsor and its designees the non-exclusive, perpetual, universal right to use their Submissions, in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other material, or as a basis for new material, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion, and to use the Submission in connection with the Sweepstakes and related advertising and promotion or otherwise, but not as a direct endorsement of any product or service.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the rights granted hereunder shall include, but not be limited to, the perpetual, universal right of Sponsor and its designees to use, edit, telecast, cablecast, rerun, record, publish, reproduce, license, print, distribute and/or otherwise exploit, in any language and in all media now known or hereafter devised, the Submissions in whole or in part, without any further compensation to entrant or any third party.  Entrants may be required to execute any documents necessary to perfect such rights in the Sponsor. 

  8. Release - The Sponsor and its respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) expressly disclaim any responsibility and Sweepstakes entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss), Sponsor’s use of any materials submitted by entrant and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any prize awarded. 

  9. Caution - ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  10. Official Rules or Winner List - For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winner List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address (please specify “Request Official Rules” or “Request Winner”): “Upward Sports, Attn Marketing – 12 Days of Giving Sweepstakes, 198 White Star Point, Spartanburg, SC 29301.

  11. Sponsor - Upward Sports, 198 White Star Point, Spartanburg, SC 29301

  12. Disputes - By entering into and participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant also agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina or the appropriate South Carolina State Court located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Carolina.

    Upward Unlimited and Upward are registered trademarks of Upward Unlimited. Facebook, Amazon, MyDaily Devotionals, Shutterfly, God’s Not Dead, Frozen, Mom’s Night Out, Pure Flix, Tristar, Disney, Starbucks, Hasbro, Spin Master, Franklin Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Papa John's Pizza, Woobox, nor any other sponsors, are not affiliated with this Sweepstakes.