NW NATURAL ENTER TO WIN – PORTLAND THORNS
SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
Important: Please read these Official Rules before participating in this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: NW Natural Enter to Win Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius of Portland, Oregon (the “Territory”) who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18 years old) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (i.e., spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Peregrine Sports LLC (the “Sponsor”), and National Women’s Soccer League (“NWSL” and collectively with Sponsor, the “Soccer Entities”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes or win a Prize. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside Territory, and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
OBJECTIVE: Entrants (each an “Entrant” and collectively, the “Entrants”) can enter to win at http://www.thornsfc.com/nwnatural. One (1) Prize (as defined below) will be awarded to a randomly selected Entrant. The Prize consists of:
- Two (2) tickets to a 2023 home Thorns match – ARV: $100 each ($200 total)
- Two (2) Thorns scarves – ARV: $35 each ($70 total)
- Two (2) Thorns hats – ARV: $35 each ($70 total)
1. Online Method: To enter, during the Entry Period go to http://www.thornsfc.com/nwnatural and then click on the banners, buttons and/or links to access the online entry form for the Sweepstakes. Entrants must complete the entry form by filling out the required fields on the Sweepstakes entry page which will include:
- Name (first & last)
- Date of Birth
- E-mail address
- Phone number
- Zip code
Entrants will also be required to check the box which confirms that all the information provided by the Entrant is accurate.
By submitting your completed online entry form and all other requested information as directed, Entrant will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data (as outlined in this section) requested on the online entry form for the entry to be valid. Incomplete entries are void. Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive e-mails from NW Natural, NWSL and/or Sponsor; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon Entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase Entrant’s chances of winning.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner of the Sweepstakes (the “Winner”) will be selected by random drawing on or about August 1st, 2023 from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
PRIZES: A Total of One (1) Prize is Available To Be Awarded (the “Prize”).\\ The Winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Game (as defined below) (ARV: $100 each), two (2) Thorns scarves (ARV: $35 each) and two (2) Thorns hats (ARV: $35 each). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $340.00.\\ The Winner shall have the opportunity to indicate their top three (3) 2023 Thorns match choices to Sponsor after being selected as the Winner (“Preferences”). Sponsor, at its sole discretion, will then select one (1) of the three (3) 2023 Thorns matches for the Winner to attend. While Sponsor will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the Winner’s Preferences, the final determination of the Game will be at Sponsor’s discretion. If the Winner fails to submit their Preferences within the timeframe specified, or does not provide valid Preferences, Sponsor reserves the right to select a game for the Winner without further consultation (and such selection will be deemed the “Game”). Transportation to/from the Thorns stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). By accepting the Prize, the Winner agrees that all costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided with the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. All details regarding the Prize shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. The Game date and time shall be determined in the sole discretion of the NWSL and/or Sponsor, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Exact seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event the Game is not played due to weather, an Act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage or any other reason. The Winner and the Winner’s guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium and Sponsor regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to remove or deny entry to the Winner and/or the Winner’s guest(s) who engage(s) in any non-sportsmanlike or disruptive conduct, or whom Sponsor believes is acting with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the Game. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other event or circumstance that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Game.
NOTIFICATION: The Winner will be notified by e-mail (in the sole discretion of the applicable Soccer Entity, as applicable) by the Sponsor. In the event that any Winner does not respond to any such notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. The Winner may be required to submit the Winner’s valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsor, within five (5) days of date of issuance. A disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries if all required documents are not returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or the Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate Winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Soccer Entities, NW Natural and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. The Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, the Soccer Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize the Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information in any and all languages and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, through e-mail or mail. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of the Game. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating, or attempting to participate, in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.
The Sweepstakes is designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in NWLS. This Sweepstakes may not be used for any form of gambling. In the event that the Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify Entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any Entrants who are disqualified due to such an action.
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Soccer Entities and/or their respective agents. Sponsor and the Soccer Entities shall have the sole right to disqualify any Entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion in accordance with these Official Rules. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVEREND BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF OREGON, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. Each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Multnomah County, Oregon, having jurisdiction. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Soccer Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winner and award the Prize from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SOCCER ENTITIES WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND THE SOCCER ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
All online entries must include a valid e-mail address for the Entrant. Because only one entry per person is permitted, in the case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address, only the first entry received from such person or e-mail address will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided such Entrant is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of the Winner available after August 31st, 2023, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: NW Natural Enter to Win Sweeps Portland Thorns Winners’ List, 1844 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205. The Winner’s name requests must be received by October 31, 2023.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Peregrine Sports LLC, 1844 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205.