98.7FM Sam & The Fam Sweepstakes


I. Sponsor

The 98.7 ESPN Sam and The Fam Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by New York AM Radio LLC (WEPN-FM, hereinafter referred to as "Sponsor") 147 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023.

II. Eligibility

Those who wish to enter the Sweepstakes must be legal residents of the forty-eight (48) continental United States or the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of November 20, 2020 and reside in the WEPN-FM radio station's listening area, which covers the New York City tri-state area (NY, NJ and CT), except where prohibited by law.

Any individuals (including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six (6) months, performed services for WEPN-FM, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the Prize (as defined below), and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year.

III. How to Enter

The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 3:00 pm Eastern Time ("ET") on Friday, November 20, 2020 and ends at 7:00 pm ET on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (the "Entry Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.

Email Entries: To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must email 987ESPN@gmail.com with subject line "Sam and The Fam", and include in the body of the email message a written submission of no more than 280 characters in length describing a reason they deserve a video chat with New York Jets Quarterback Sam Darnold. Email Entries must be text-only (i.e., must not include photos, gifs, videos, etc.) and must include the entrant's name and telephone number in order to be considered a valid Entry in this Sweepstakes.

Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Entry Period, regardless of how many email accounts a person may have. All Entries must be received during the Entry Period (i.e., all Entries must be emailed by 7:00 pm ET on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.)

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any Entry that is deemed inappropriate, illegal or offensive, or otherwise not considered a valid Entry, and the Entrants of such disqualified Entries will not be eligible to win the Prize (as defined below).

You warrant and represent that your Entry and all of the materials submitted by you (i.e., submission) are truthful and original to you (and not based on or derived from any other's materials), and that you are not subject to any agreement which would interfere with your ability to grant all of the rights to be provided hereunder. Accordingly, you further warrant and represent that: 1) you have the right to enter into the Sweepstakes and grant the rights hereunder without the need for permission from or payment to any other party; and 2) the exercise of the rights set forth in these Official Rules by Sponsor will not violate any third-party rights and will not violate any contractual obligations or confidential relationships which you may have to or with any third party. Entries should not contain any third-party trademarks or copyrighted material or you may risk disqualification.

You may not submit your Entry materials in any other Sweepstakes or promotion.

In the sole discretion of Sponsor, submitted Entries may be featured on the WEPN-FM website and/or social media accounts, or may be used in connection with the marketing and advertising of the Sweepstakes, WEPN, or WEPN's respective programs by any means or method whether now known or hereafter devised and in all media, worldwide in perpetuity. If featured or used, Sponsor reserves the right to edit any submission materials in its sole discretion.

Upon submission of all the required Entry materials during the Entry Period, you will receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes. You will not receive a further acknowledgement. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.

All Entries must be submitted in compliance with these Official Rules, including a written submission of 280 characters or less, and the entrant's name and telephone number. All incomplete or noncompliant Entries will be disqualified.

Sponsor can provide no technical support and accept no responsibility for insuring the receipt or successful submission of your Entry. Mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any networks, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any electronic Entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over an electronic Entry, Prize will be awarded to the owner of the email account used to submit the winning email Entry.

IV. Winner Selection and Notification

Commencing at 11:00 am ET on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Sponsor will conduct one (1) prize drawing per show during the following shows: Bart & Hahn (11:00 am-1:00 pm ET) and Michael Kay Show (3:00 pm-7:00 pm ET). Exact timing of each prize drawing shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion. Announcement of the winners and reading/discussion of each winner's Entry materials on-air shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion and maybe be subject to further verification and inquiry from Sponsor.

Up to two (2) winners in total will be randomly selected and notified via email/phone number on or about Wednesday, December 9, 2020 shortly after his/her name has been drawn. The entry pool for each prize drawing shall be all eligible Entries received at the time of the drawing.

Failure to respond to the initial winner notification message within one (1) hour after notification may result in forfeiture of the Prize, at Sponsor's sole discretion. Winners will be required to sign and return, within five (5) business days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and where allowed by law, a Publicity Release and the necessary paperwork for a background check (as applicable) (collectively, "Verification Documents"). Failure to return the Verification Documents within the specified time period may result in disqualification, with an alternate winner being randomly selected, if practicable, from the remaining Eligible entries. All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility before Prize is awarded. If for any reason the Prize is not claimed or a winner is disqualified, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Prize to an alternate winner in accordance with the selection procedures set forth above.

V. Prize

Up to two (2) Winners shall each receive a 30 minute video chat with New York Jets Quarterback Sam Darnold and an ESPN New York representative at a predetermined time and date.

Approximate retail value ("ARV") of Prize = $0.00

Total ARV of all Prizes awarded = $0.00.

If the actual value of the Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) or more. Winner must submit a valid, executed IRS form W-9 to receive Prize.

Winners may be announced on-air and/or online on WEPN and/or WEPN websites and social media accounts, and/or Sponsor may invite winners to be interviewed on the air and make recordings of such interviews, which recordings may appear on-air on WEPN and/or online on WEPN websites and social media accounts. Any announcement or appearance on-air or online is subject to availability.

Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsor's control, and is not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the event is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Guest(s), if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases, which must be returned to Sponsor within the time period specified.
Prize is not transferable, except it is transferable to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Prize elements may not be separated or exchanged. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Winner shall be solely responsible for any applicable federal, state, provincial, local taxes and/or local laws and regulations, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Prize. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more and must submit a validly executed IRS Form W-9 to claim prize.

In the event Winner and/or guest(s) engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion) is obnoxious or inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send Winner and/or guest home with no further compensation.

VI. Releases

By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants and winners agree to execute any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsor. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification within seven (7) days of notification of winning. By participating in this Sweepstakes and accepting the Prize, each winner agrees to release American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., WEPN-FM, their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize providers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of Prize.

Winners agree that the Released Parties have not made or are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, or any component therein, including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on the Prize, if any, are subject to the manufacturer's terms and therefore winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and Entry materials in programming or promotional material in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter created, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

By submitting Entry materials, Entrants certify that such materials are original and created by Entrant, that Entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that Entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials. Entrants acknowledge that such materials may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the Entrants, the Entrants' appearances and/or the materials, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory or otherwise offensive or injurious to them, Sponsor's employees, the studio or at-home audience and/or other third parties. Entrants release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any such statements or opinions made during a broadcast.

To claim Prize: (a) winners must provide proof of age, identity and residency and (b) winners must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with these Sweepstakes Rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification within the time period specified by Sponsor.

VII. Miscellaneous; Winner Posting

Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including, but not limited to, acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the Sweepstakes as originally planned.

These Official Rules will be posted on http://espnnewyork.com/radio for at least thirty (30) days after winner is finally determined. For names of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ESPN New York - The 98.7 ESPN Sam and The Fam Sweepstakes, WEPN-FM, 147 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023 within sixty (60) days after Sweepstakes end date.