Official Rules Globetrotters Contest

KERO 23 ABC “Bring A Globetrotter To Show & Tell” Contest




The KERO 23 ABC and Kern County Superintendent of Schools and their affiliated elementary schools “Bring A Globetrotter To Show & Tell” (“Sweepstakes” or “Contest”) begins on January 10th, 2014  at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on February 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM PT (“Promotion Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time unless expressly noted otherwise.


Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents who are actively enrolled in a Kern County elementary school. Children attending K-6 18 are eligible to participate as of date of entry and reside in California in Kern County. Void wherever prohibited by law.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KERO-TV (“Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.


TO ENTER:  During the Promotion Period, Entrants can go to , and click on the Harlem Globetrotter  link in the“Spotlight” section or specified ROS display ads. The user will be directed to the “Bring A Globetrotter To Show & Tell” Contest page to enter to win a chance to have a Harlem Globetrotter visit the winning school (Date TBD, but before February 14th, 2014.  The Globetrotter will present their “Anti-Bullying Program” for the winning student body’s school. Participants will download a PDF of the Globetrotter mascot to color and send into KERO TV or drop the entry off at the station during normal business hours. The entries ONLY require the schools name on the entry form that is to be colored by a K-6 student. No other information will be needed to win. All entries can be mailed to KERO TV 321 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93311. Participants may also drop the colored mascot forms to KERO TV between Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm at the fore mentioned address. All information you provide must be accurate and complete.  Upon completing the entry, your child’s school will receive one (1) entry into the contest.



Limit one entry per person and per household address.  No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.



WINNER SELECTION:   Winners will be selected by a random drawing at or about 12:00 PM on 2/3/2014 from all eligible entries received at the time of drawing.  There will be a total of one (1) winning school.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters.  Limit one prize per person and per household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.



PRIZES: One (1) First Prize – one winning school will receive one (1) visit from a Harlem Globetrotter  (Date TBD, but before February 14th, 2014).   Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions imposed by issuer. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.   Prizes are awarded "AS IS."  Winning school will be notified through the Kern County Superintendent’s Office and official school representative. ONLY the child’s school is to be identified on the colored mascot form.


Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.


WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: On or around each drawing date, Sponsor shall notify the Kern County Superintendent’s Office of Schools. The potential prize winning school will be contacted via phone and email. If a potential winner does not respond after the first attempted contact from Sponsor within 24 hours, the school will be disqualified and the prize awarded

to an alternate school as determined by random draw from the remaining eligible entries. Each potential wining school may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a scan or photo of legal ID, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release and also to have any companion(s) that will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential winning schools or the companion(s), if applicable, is under/older the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential winner or companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person. Noncompliance within this time period and/or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.



PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:  Submission of an entry in the sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s school name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this sweepstakes (whether or not required), including without limitation mailing address, phone number, and email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest and for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails). You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and the information you provide will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this contest, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the contest; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.


OTHER TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating

in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the promotion whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.


GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY IN THE COURTS OF OHIO LOCATED IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS PROMOTION, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and sponsors in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The courts of Ohio in Hamilton County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Ohio in Hamilton County and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. 


SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


WINNERS LIST: For the participating schools name(s), available after February 15th, 2014 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: KERO “Bring A Globetrotter  To Show & Tell” Contest, KERO 23 ABC, 321 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, to be received by May 1, 2014.


SPONSORS:  Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, d/b/a KERO-TV, 321 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. 

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