Mel’s Tailgate Party                    

Rules and Regulations

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Contest Dates: Contest dates are 6/18/2018 from 12:00AM to 8/26/2018 11:59PM.

Prize: One winner will be chosen to receive one grand prize including:

A tailgate party for one high school sports team located at the 7News property in Watertown, NY hosted by Mel Busler and catered by Johnny D’s including food, fun and music for a maximum of 50 people. Up to the winning team’s discretion to invite coaches, managers, and family members; up to 50 person maximum (including team members). Date of tailgate party is September 16th from 12pm-2pm. Rain date is September 23rd.

Winner is responsible for pickup/collection of the prize.  Prize can only be redeemed for the above mentioned dates. No alternative dates will be honored.

How to Enter: Participants must enter via an on-line entry portal on WWNYTV.COM. Participants will be required to provide contact information and enter specific high school name and sports team information. Participants are limited to one entry a day, but bonus entries may be earned by following the directions on the portal page.

How to Win: One winner will be selected in a random drawing for the grand prize. One winner will be drawn on Monday, August 27th. Winner will be notified shortly thereafter and may be announced publicly. Winner will have to provide chosen team’s coach contact information.

All Prize winners must meet the Eligibility and Prize Redemption/Claim/Releases requirements outlined herein:

Winner must complete a signed affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. To meet federal tax regulations, the winner of the prize will have to provide his or her social security number and is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize. Prizes are considered income and taxes on all prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.

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Eligibility: Winner must be 18 years of age or older and resident of Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence Counties in New York. Employees of WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation, and the contest and prize sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, judging agencies and their immediate families (spouses and children) are not eligible to participate. WWNY-TV reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if the contest rules are violated. WWNY-TV judgment as to such matters shall be final. No substitution of prizes or transfer of prizes to a third party is permitted. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value.  No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this contest, or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to its members.

Liability: The prize winner, by acceptance of a prize, agrees to release WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation, and the contest and prize sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouses and children) from any and all liability for: claims, actions or proceedings for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize; in connection with any warranty or representation regarding the prize; or while traveling to or from, preparing for or participating in any contest-related activity.

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