Rules & Regulations
2019 CENTURYLINK HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS
Sponsors. Football Northwest LLC d/b/a Seattle Seahawks, 12 Seahawks Way, Renton, WA 98056 and CenturyTel Service Group, LLC d/b/a CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), 100 CenturyLink Dr., Monroe, LA 71203 ("Sponsors")
Promotional Period. The CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week Program ("Program") begins on August 6, 2019 at 12:00pm Pacific Time (PT) and ends on November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm PT (the "Promotional Period").
Program Overview. The Sponsors will honor Washington State high school Student-Athletes that display exemplary performance both on and off the field. The Program will honor one deserving student-athlete ("Student-Athlete") each week during the 2019 Seattle Seahawks pre-season and regular season. Void where prohibited by law.
Eligibility:The Program is open to legal United States residents who are current Washington State high school Student-Athletes participating in a WIAA Sport (as defined below) during the 2019calendar year. Employees of the Sponsors, the NFL Entities (as defined below), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies and the officers, directors and employees of each of these entities, and their immediate family members and household members, whether or not related, of each of these people are not eligible to participate.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association ("WIAA") Sports are defined as: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance/Drill, Football, Golf, Non-WIAA Water Polo, Girl's Bowling, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
"NFL Entities" shall be defined as the National Football League, its member professional football clubs (including the Seattle Seahawks), NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, NFL Productions LLC, NFL International LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees.
Criteria: The Student-Athlete will be chosen from one or more of the WIAA Sports listed above based on the following criteria ("Criteria"):
· Dedication to Academics
· Community Involvement
· Weekly Athletic Performance
Selection: All eligible nominees ("Nominees") will be placed in a candidate pool. The Student-Athletes selected on a weekly basis will be identified by Sponsors based on the Criteria listed above. There will be ten (10) Student-Athletes selected and periodically presented with a Prize Package as described below throughout the Promotional Period. Sponsors reserve the right to decline Prize Packages to any Student-Athletes should information become available that disputes Criteria which original selection was based on, including but not limited to, Student-Athlete is accused of illegal activity, is arrested, or becomes (or is credibly alleged to be) involved in objectionable activity, including without limitation, drug or alcohol use/abuse, suspended by school, etc. Student-Athletes, Nominators and Nominees agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.
Prize Package: Each selected Student-Athlete will receive the following:
· $1,000 donation to his or her school's Athletic Department
· In-school presentation hosted by Sponsor(s)
· Personalized 2019 Nike Seahawks Jersey
· Custom Seahawks Football
· Two (2) game tickets and two (2) sidelines passes to a Seahawks home game of Sponsors' choosing
· Recognition on the HawkVision videoboard
· Recognition in a Seahawks Game Day Broadcast
· Recognition on Seahawks.com
· CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week Letterman Jacket Patch
APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV") OF EACH PRIZE PACKAGE $2,000. TOTAL ARV FOR ALL PRIZES: $20,000.
Prize Package Restrictions: Prize Package is not transferable. Sponsors will have the right to substitute another Prize Package of equal or greater value, at their sole discretion. Sponsors may substitute a cash prize or goods or services with a value equal to or greater than the ARV of the original prize. All expenses not specified are the sole responsibility of the Student-Athlete(s). No transfer or cash redemption of prize is permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised Prize Package becomes unavailable. Limit one Prize Package per household or family. Sponsors not responsible for lost or stolen Prize Packages.
Odds: Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
Notification: The potential Student-Athlete(s) will be notified by the contact email or phone number provided on the nomination form. The Student-Athlete must accept the Prize Package within three (3) days' time of notification (or attempted notification) or the Prize Package may be forfeited, and an alternate Student-Athlete will be selected from among all remaining eligible Nominees at Sponsors' discretion. In the event that the alternate Student-Athlete does not respond or accept, another alternate Student-Athlete will be selected. Refusal to agree and execute Sponsors' statement of eligibility and release of liability ("Affidavit") will also result in disqualification and, at Sponsors' sole discretion and time permitting, cause an alternative Student-Athlete to be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. If 18 years of age or older, the Student-Athlete will be required to sign the Affidavit. If Student-Athlete is not 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian of Student-Athlete will execute the Affidavit on behalf of the Student-Athlete.
Taxation: The Student-Athlete (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Student-Athlete is not 18 years old) is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local income taxes associated with his or her Prize Package. Sponsors are not responsible for and will not pay or in any way compensate Student-Athlete for taxes associated with winning a Prize Package in this Program. The Student-Athlete may be required to provide certain tax related documents to CenturyLink before receiving a Prize Package. If required by law, CenturyLink will issue Form 1099-MISC to a Student-Athlete reporting the taxable retail value of his/her Prize Package. The Student-Athlete should consult his/her tax advisor about the tax implications of accepting a Prize Package.
Waiver of Liability/Publicity Release: By acceptance of Prize Package, the Student-Athlete grants to Sponsors the right to publicize such Student-Athlete's name, city and state/province of residence and/or likeness in any medium now or hereafter devised worldwide without limitation and without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
General Conditions: All Nominees, Nominators and Student-Athletes, agree (a) to these Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the Sponsors and the judging agency, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Program; (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsors and all of their respective affiliated companies and directors, officers and employees from any and all claims, liability or damages arising out of their participation in the Program and the acceptance and use of a Prize Package; (c) to permit Sponsors and their agents to use Student-Athlete's name, city and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes in all media without additional compensation and any prior review or approval; (d) that under no circumstances will they be permitted to obtain awards for, and they hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (e) that all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program, or any Prize Packages awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Sponsors are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Program-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible entries, or for transactions, entries or communications that are processed late or incorrectly or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or human error. In the event of a dispute regarding any entry, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the phone number or email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program and award Prize Packages from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or termination. Sponsors also reserve the right to disqualify any individual who does not comply with these Rules and Regulations.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A NOMINATOR OR NOMINEE OR STUDENT-ATHLETE TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Governing Law. Program will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington.
Student-Athletes List. All inquiries concerning the Program, or to request a list of the Student-Athletes, may be directed to Seattle Seahawks, Attn: High School Athlete of the Week, 12 Seahawks Way Renton, WA 98056 by May 13, 2020.