THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES AND INFORMATION
Overview: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will conduct 50/50 RAFFLES at Los Angeles Dodgers home games. A 50/50 RAFFLE is a raffle where the prize to the winning ticket holder is one-half (or 50%) of the gross receipts generated from the sale of raffle tickets at a single Dodgers game. The remaining one-half (or 50%) of the gross receipts is retained by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to benefit or support its charitable purposes. All Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLE tickets, transactions, participants, purchasers and winners are subject to these Official Rules, and to all applicable statutes, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the State of California Penal Code and the California Bureau of Gambling Control rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and all other applicable rules and regulations adopted by any regulatory and/or enforcement agency having jurisdiction with respect to the activities to which these Official Rules apply. The 50/50 RAFFLES will be operated exclusively by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, and not by Los Angeles Dodgers LLC (the "Dodgers") or any of the other MLB Entities (as defined below).
Ticket Purchase: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLE fundraisers will be conducted at select Dodgers home games at Dodger Stadium during the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Raffle tickets will be sold from the time the stadium gates open through the end of the 6th inning. The winning ticket number will be drawn on or about the beginning of the 7th inning, and the winning number and final jackpot total will be posted on the Dodger-Vision video display board and announced via the public address system on or about the 8th inning at Dodger Stadium.
Raffle tickets can be purchased (i) at three 50/50 RAFFLE kiosks located in the Field Level by Section 5, on the Loge Level concourse by Section 103/105, and on the Reserve Level concourse by Section 10, or (ii) from a 50/50 RAFFLE seller (wearing a green t-shirt with 50/50 RAFFLE logo on front and back, blue apron) roaming throughout Dodger Stadium.
Entry: Tickets may be purchased with cash in United States dollars (U.S. $) as follows:
- 3 entries for $5
- 10 entries for $10
- 40 entries for $20
Raffle tickets will be sold only in areas where an event ticket is required for admission to view the game. Each ticket is a receipt for the purchaser and represents one (1) entry for that game's 50/50 RAFFLE and is not eligible for any past or future 50/50 RAFFLE drawing. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is not responsible for printing errors in any raffle-related material or any misdirected, incomplete, lost, late or illegible tickets or other errors or problems that may limit the entrant's ability to participate in or win any 50/50 RAFFLE. False or deceptive entries or acts by the purchaser will render the purchaser ineligible. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they wish, subject to availability. A raffle ticket is not transferrable or assignable from its purchaser to any other person. All sales of raffle tickets are final; no refunds will be made under any circumstances. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has the right to suspend the raffle at any time during the scheduled game due to any unforeseen incidents that result in The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation being unable to conduct the 50/50 RAFFLE (for example, weather delay, power outage, emergency, or other unforeseeable circumstances). In that case, the raffle ticket sales will terminate and the raffle drawing will be postponed until the unforeseen incident no longer interferes with the conduct of the 50/50 RAFFLE.
Eligibility: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLE is open to all ticket holders to Los Angeles Dodgers home games who: (i) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry; (ii) are physically present at Dodger Stadium; and (iii) provide valid government-issued identification. By purchasing a raffle ticket, the entrant agrees to abide by all terms of these Official Rules applicable thereto subject to all federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
No person affiliated with The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the Dodgers, or a registered manufacturer and distributor of raffle-related products or services used for the 50/50 RAFFLES, including any affiliated person, any employee or agent, or their immediate family member, may participate in any 50/50 RAFFLE as a raffle ticket purchaser or receive a raffle prize.
Drawing: Every transaction will be electronically tallied. The running total will be periodically displayed and updated in real time on the Dodger-Vision video display board and at various locations throughout Dodger Stadium. The winning ticket number will be drawn by hand out of the raffle drum that contains every raffle number ticket that has printed throughout the game as the corresponding raffle tickets were sold throughout Dodger Stadium. Raffle sales will end at the conclusion of the 6th inning and the drawing will happen on or about the 7th inning. Ticket holders need not be present to win. The winner need not be present to claim his/her prize. One (1) winner will be chosen out of the pool of purchased tickets for that game. The decisions of The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation are final and binding on all matters relating to any raffle.
Winner Notification: The winning ticket number will be posted on the Dodger-Vision video display board and announced via the public address system on or about the 8th inning at Dodger Stadium. If the Dodger-Vision video display board is inoperable, the winning ticket number will be posted on the monitor at the three 50/50 RAFFLE kiosk locations described above and on the in-stadium TV screens along the bottom right corner of the screens. In the case of a discrepancy between the announced number and the actual number, the actual number drawn will be considered to be the valid winning ticket. Your raffle ticket includes the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number 323-224-2615 that you can contact to learn the winning raffle number at the end of the game. The winning number will also be posted on www.dodgers.com/5050raffle within three (3) business days of the game date. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has no obligation to contact the winning ticket holder directly.
Prize: Each prize is cash and the amount depends on the sales of the raffle tickets. Each winning prize, in the form of a check, shall be paid to each raffle winner within four (4) to six (6) weeks of the claim date via U.S. mail once the potential winner has provided all documentation required by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and by applicable law. Each raffle winner will receive one-half (1/2) of the total gross receipts collected by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for the 50/50 RAFFLE on the applicable game day. No substitutes for the cash prize will be allowed.
To claim your winning prize, potential winners should go to the main reception area on the Club Level, 3rd base side of Dodger Stadium or call 323-224-1411. The purchased Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLE ticket is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize and must be redeemed in person. The potential raffle winner will be required to submit his/her valid social security number and appropriate identification to The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and Publicity Release and all applicable tax forms.
Failure to submit any identification or failure to return required documents to The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and the prize being forfeited. Any forfeited prize money will be retained by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Potential winners may also choose to waive their right to receive a prize at which time the prize from that drawing will be forfeited and the prize money will be retained by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
All raffle winners will be subject to the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and California Franchise Tax Board rules and regulations regarding gambling winnings. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation must comply with all reporting requirements on the prize amounts imposed by state, local and/or federal laws. Each winner assumes all responsibility for any state, local or federal taxes, fees or other government assessments on the prize amount. Federal tax law requires that a tax withholding on certain raffle prize values must be collected from the winner before distribution of the prize. Each winner is advised to consult his/her own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in the 50/50 RAFFLE.
All Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLE winners will have until thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the applicable game date to claim their prize. If a prize remains unclaimed after thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the date of the 50/50 RAFFLE, the unclaimed prize money will be retained by The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Dodgers are not responsible for any lost or stolen 50/50 RAFFLE tickets.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is a recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is incorporated under the laws of California. It is a separate legal entity from the Dodgers, the legal entity that owns and operates the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is conducting the 50/50 RAFFLES at Dodger Stadium with the permission of and limited assistance from the Dodgers, but The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is solely responsible for the operation and conduct of The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 RAFFLES. If you have any questions, please contact the State of California Bureau of Gambling Control at 916-227-3584.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY; DISQUALIFICATION; REMEDIES; OTHER CONDITIONS: By purchasing a raffle ticket, purchasers agree to release and hold harmless The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the Dodgers, the other MLB Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and each of their respective owners, members, shareholders, employees, directors, officers, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties") against any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly for injuries (including death), damages or losses to persons and property, which may be sustained in connection with their participation in a 50/50 RAFFLE or the receipt or use of any 50/50 RAFFLE prize, or while preparing for, participating, in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity. The Los Angeles Dodgers 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 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the 50/50 RAFFLE for any reason, including but not limited to if any 50/50 RAFFLE is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, fraud, or acts of God. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to any 50/50 RAFFLE. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize and disclaim any implied warranty. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes will be resolved under applicable California law in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, without reference to its conflicts of law principles.
Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of any 50/50 RAFFLE may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the 50/50 RAFFLE. Should such an attempt be made, The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
A raffle purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation arising out of the sale of 50/50 RAFFLE tickets or the conduct of the 50/50 RAFFLE shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his/her raffle ticket(s). In no event will the Released Parties be liable to any party or ticket purchaser for any loss or injury to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
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 Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., 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: The raffle winner agrees that acceptance of the raffle prize grants to The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use world-wide, in any media now known or later developed at any time or times, the winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to in advertisements, publicity, and other communications without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
INDIVIDUAL IN CHARGE OF EVENT: The person in charge of the event is David Brennan who can be reached at 323-224-1413.
GOVERNING LAW: The 50/50 RAFFLES and these Official Rules are governed by and will be construed in accordance with California law, without reference to its conflicts of law principles.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation at 323-224-1500.
EFFECTIVE DATE: These Official Rules are effective May 12, 2016.