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APP TOUR PRIZE PACK SWEEPSTAKES

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OFFICIAL RULES
NO   PURCHASE   NECESSARY   TO   ENTER   OR   PARTICIPATE   IN   THE
SWEEPSTAKES.   A   PURCHASE   WILL   NOT   INCREASE   YOUR   CHANCES   OF
WINNING.
1. HOW TO ENTER: There is (1) way to enter the sweepstakes:
(a) Online.    Complete an entry online with your name, telephone number, email, and
playing level at theapp.global/sweeps (an ‚ÄúOnline Entry‚ÄĚ).
All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (ET) on the end date of the Entry Period (defined
below)   to   be   eligible   for   the   drawing.   No   mechanically   reproduced   entries   or   illegible,
incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) late,
lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, delayed, misaddressed, or misdirected entries; (ii) technical,
hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network or internet connections, or failed,
incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused
by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this
sweepstakes; (iii) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information whether caused by Website
users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or used in the
sweepstakes;   (iv)   errors   of   any   kind   whether   human,   mechanical,   electronic,   network   or
otherwise arising out of or relating to the sweepstakes; (v) theft, loss, or destruction of, or
damage to, an On-site Entry or Online Entry, in whole or in part; (vi) electronic communications
which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or
insufficient   space   in   an   entrant’s   e-mail   account   to   receive   e-mail   messages,   or   electronic
communications which are undeliverable as a result of entrant’s social media account not being
publicly accessible, and (vii) any other factors beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor.
Each   entrant   assumes   all   risk   of   a   damaged,   lost,   late,   incomplete,   invalid,   incorrect,   or
misdirected On-Site Entry or Online Entry. Each entry must be submitted separately. Limit one
(1) entry per person during the Entry Period (defined below) regardless of method of entry. All
entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
2. ENTRY PERIODS: The APP Tour Prize Pack Sweepstakes (the ‚ÄúSweepstakes‚ÄĚ) begins
on September 30th, 2023, at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on December 31st, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET
(‚ÄúSweepstakes Period‚ÄĚ). The Sweepstakes Period includes one (1) entry period (the ‚ÄúEntry
Period‚ÄĚ). There will be one (1) prize winner (the ‚ÄúWinner‚ÄĚ) selected for the Entry Period as
outlined below. The Entry Period and drawing date are:
Entry Period Start Date End Date Drawing Date
1 6/28/23 7/4/23 1/7/24
3. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize: One registration and event fee waiver to a

2024 APP Tour tournament, not to include APP Tour Majors. This registration and event fee
waiver has an approximate retail value of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00). An APP
hoodie with an approximate retail value of forty dollars ($40.00). An APP Tervis Tumbler with
an approximate retail value of thirty dollars ($30.00). An APP hat with an approximate retail
value of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). A pickleball paddle from an APP paddle partner, final
paddle to be selected by the Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of seventy-five dollars
($75.00). A three pack pickleballs with an approximate retail value of twelve dollars ($12.00).
The   Grand   Prize   has   a   total   approximate   retail   value   of   three   hundred   and   seven   dollars
($307.00). Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received. Limit one
(1) prize per family or household. Sponsor retains the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater
value when necessary.  Any difference between the stated value and actual value will not be
awarded. The Winner will be responsible for any additional fees associated with competing in an
additional event(s) when using the registration and event waiver.
4. ELIGIBILITY:  The sweepstakes is only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States
and the District of Columbia who are at least  eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the
beginning of  the  sweepstakes, except  for  employees and their  immediate  families (spouse,
parents, siblings, and children) and members of the same household of the Sponsor, and each of
their   respective   parent   organizations,   subsidiaries,   affiliates,   directors,   officers,   owners,
advertising and promotion agencies, and agents. Subject to all federal, state, local laws and
regulations. Void outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and wherever
else prohibited or restricted by law. Proof of eligibility may be required. Limit one (1) entry per
person per Entry Period regardless of method of entry; anyone who submits multiple entries in
the same day is subject to disqualification.
5. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:  There will be one (1) random
drawing held in this Sweepstakes. The drawing will take place on or before January 7th, 2024.
For the drawing, the Sponsor will randomly select one (1) Winner from all eligible entries
received during the Entry Period. The odds of winning the Prize depends on the total number of
eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The Winner is considered a ‚Äúpotential‚ÄĚ Winner
pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The Winner will be
notified by email and/or phone. Non-winning eligible entries from an Entry Period do not carry
over and will not be eligible for subsequent drawings.
The prizes are not redeemable for cash and may not be transferred or substituted. If by reason of
a printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official
Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to
award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than
the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
6. VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES:   Winners may be
required   to   sign   an   Affidavit   of   Eligibility   and   Liability   Release   and,   where   permitted,   a
Publicity Release. Prizes may be awarded to alternate winners selected randomly from other
eligible entries if: (i) Affidavit/Release is not returned within two (2) days of notice to winners;
(ii)   winners   fail   to   meet   the   eligibility   requirements   set   forth   in   Section   3;   (iii)   the   prize
notification letters or prizes are returned as undeliverable; (iv) two (2) attempts to contact

winners by phone email, and/or social media account are unsuccessful; or (v) winners decline the
prizes.  
7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
(a) Informal Dispute Resolution.  Prior to filing any arbitration proceeding pursuant
to paragraph 6(b) hereof, the party intending to file such a proceeding shall notify the other party
in writing of the existence and the nature of the dispute. The parties each agree that within ten
(10) business days of the other party's receipt of such notice, a representative of each party shall
meet in-person for a minimum of one (1) eight (8) hour day, or such shorter period of time if the
dispute is more quickly resolved, in Chicago, Illinois, in order to attempt to amicably resolve the
dispute.   If such informal dispute resolution attempts prove to be unsuccessful, the notifying
party may initiate the dispute resolution procedures available as set forth herein. Each party shall
bear its own costs associated with the meeting and in no event shall either party be liable to the
other for any costs or expenses incurred as a result of such meeting.
(b) Arbitration.   Except   as   provided   in   paragraph   6(c)   with   respect   to   injunctive
proceedings, and paragraph 6(a) with respect to informal dispute resolution, all controversies,
disputes, or claims arising between the parties arising out of or related to the sweepstakes shall
be submitted promptly for arbitration to be conducted in Chicago, Illinois, and administered by
the American Arbitration Association. Such arbitration proceedings shall be resolved by a single
arbitrator selected by mutual agreement of the parties. If the parties are unable to agree on the
appointment of the arbitrator to resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days from the date when the
request for arbitration initially has been communicated to the other party, such appointment shall
be made by the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator shall have the right to award or
include in the award any relief deemed proper under the circumstances, including attorneys’ fees
and costs incurred by the prevailing party. The award and decision of the arbitrators shall be
conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto and judgment upon the award may be entered in
any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties waive any right to contest the validity or
enforceability of such award.
(c) Injunctive Relief. The parties acknowledge that violation of these Official Rules
would cause irreparable harm that would not be adequately compensable by monetary damages.
In addition to other relief, it is agreed that preliminary and permanent injunctive relief will be
available to prevent any actual or threatened violation of such provisions.

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8. GENERAL:   This sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is
subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The sweepstakes shall in
all respects be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois,
including all matters of construction, validity, and performance, without giving effect to its
conflict of laws provisions. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of winners.
Winners may be required to sign an IRS form 1099 or the equivalent. By participating in this
sweepstakes, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be
bound by the decisions of the judges, and warrants that he or she is eligible to participate in the
sweepstakes. Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from
this sweepstakes or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor, and each of

their   respective   parent   organizations,   subsidiaries,   affiliates,   directors,   officers,   owners,
advertising and promotion agencies, and agents if he or she tampers with the entry process or his
or her fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to
cancel, terminate or modify the sweepstakes should any virus, bug, tampering, technical failure,
unauthorized human intervention, or other cause beyond Sponsor' control corrupt or affect the
administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the sweepstakes. The Sponsor are not
liable to a winner or to any other person for failure to supply the prizes described herein (or any
part   thereof)   by   reason   of   such   prizes   (or   any   portion   thereof)   becoming   unavailable   or
impracticable to award for reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, or for any force
majeure event, technical or equipment failure, terrorist acts, labor dispute, or act/omission of any
kind (whether legal or illegal), transportation interruption, civil disturbance, or any other cause
beyond the  reasonable  control  of  the  Sponsor.   Each entrant  agrees to  hold harmless and
indemnify  Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, and each of their respective parent organizations,
subsidiaries,   affiliates,   directors,   officers,   owners,   advertising   and   promotion   agencies,   and
agents (collectively, the ‚ÄúIndemnified Parties‚ÄĚ) from any and all liability, loss or damages or
causes of action arising from or in connection with such entrant’s participation in or winners’
receipt or use of the prizes awarded in the sweepstakes.  Entrants agree to the use of their name,
likeness, biographical  data, and/or  voice  in any and all  advertising, promotions, and other
publicity conducted by the Indemnified Parties, in any medium now known or hereinafter
developed,   without   additional   authorization,   compensation,   or   remuneration   to   the   extent
permitted by law in perpetuity. Sponsor are responsible only for delivery of prizes, and not for
use, utility, quality, or otherwise.
WITHOUT   LIMITING   THE   FOREGOING,   EVERYTHING   REGARDING   THIS
SWEEPSTAKES, ¬† INCLUDING ¬† THE ¬† PRIZES, ¬† ARE ¬† PROVIDED ¬† ‚ÄúAS ¬† IS‚ÄĚ ¬† WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
9. PRIZE RECIPIENT LIST:  To obtain the list of prize recipients, send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to:  APP Tour Sweepstakes, 303 E Wacker Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60601.
Requests must be received by February 28, 2024. The list will be sent after selection of winners.
10. SPONSOR: Association of Pickleball Professionals, LLC, 303 E Wacker Suite 2200,
Chicago, IL 60601 (the ‚ÄúSponsor‚ÄĚ).

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