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MARCH TO BASEBALL SWEEPSTAKES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”)

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED AS OF THE APPLICABLE DRAWING DATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC (“Sponsor”), the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below).  The “MLB Entities” shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLBAM” or “MLB.com”), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 25, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2014 (“Entry Period”).  You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways: (a) by renewing or purchasing an eligible Washington Nationals season ticket plan for 2014 (i.e. twenty (20) game partial plan holders up to full 82-game season plan holders) ("Eligible Package") by March 27, 2014; or (b) via an online entry form on nationals.com. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per 2014 Nationals season ticket plan holder account, per email address and per household, regardless of method of entry.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1.  Season Ticket Renewal/Purchase:  Each eligible entrant who pays in full for an Eligible Package prior to or during the Entry Period is automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.

2. Online Entry Form Method: If you do not wish to enter by renewing and/or paying in full for an Eligible Package, during the Entry Period go to www.nationals.com/marchtobaseball and click on the Sweepstakes banners, buttons and/or links to access the online entry form for the Sweepstakes.  By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form as directed, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com’s Terms of Use accessible at: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/terms_of_use.jsp and Privacy Policy accessible at: www.mlb.com/privacy.  Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. All online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant.  Online entrants to the Sweepstakes may be given the option to receive (a) commercial email from Nationals.com and/or MLB.com, and/or (b) mobile text messages and updates from Nationals.com and/or MLB.com; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates will not impact any entrant’s chances of winning. Standard messaging rates apply to mobile text messages and updates. Check with your mobile service provider for more information. 

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about two days prior to each Prize Award Date set forth in the table below (each, a "Drawing Date") during the period beginning on February 27, 2014, and ending on March 28, 2014 (the "Drawing Period"), from among all eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”). 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 as of the applicable Drawing Date.  Limit one (1) Prize per person, per 2014 Nationals season ticket plan holder account, per email address and per household. Non-winning eligible entries from one Drawing Date will carry-over and remain eligible for subsequent drawings through the Drawing Period, if any.

PRIZES:  Thirty (30) Prizes will be awarded as follows (each a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”): 

Prize Award Date

Prize

Description

Approximate Retail Value

3/1/2014

Personalized Washington Nationals Jersey

Official Washington Nationals team jersey embroidered with your choice of last name and jersey number

$300

3/2/2014

PNC Diamond Club Tickets & Parking

Two (2) PNC Diamond Club tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to a non-Prime or non-Marquee game during the 2014 season. Includes one (1) parking pass for the chosen game.

$390

3/3/2014

Broadcast Booth Visit

Spend an inning in the Washington Nationals Broadcast Booth with Charlie Slowes and Dave Jaegler on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/4/2014

Grounds Crew for a Day

Become an honorary Grounds Crew member by helping prepare the Washington Nationals infield during Batting Practice and raking the field in the 4th and 7th innings during a 2014 regular season home game.

$100

3/5/2014

Spirit Award

Take the field before a 2014 game and be honored on our Scoreboard in front of the Washington Nationals home crowd.

$500

3/6/2014

Autographed Stephen Strasburg Ball

Official Major League Baseball baseball signed by Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

$100

3/7/2014

Jason Aldean Concert Tickets & Parking

Two (2) Jason Aldean concert tickets for Winner and one (1) guest. Includes one (1) parking pass.

$500

3/8/2014

$500 Bonus eCash

Enjoy $500 in eCash to spend on food, drinks or merchandise in Nationals Park throughout the season. Requires eCash activation.

$500

3/9/2014

A Visit From Screech

Washington Nationals mascot Screech will visit your seats during an in-game inning break on a date during the 2014 season.

$250

3/10/2014

Club 3 Tickets & Parking

Two (2) Club 3 tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to a 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game. Includes one (1) parking pass for the chosen game.

$310

3/11/2014

Take Batting Practice

Take part in on-field Batting Practice from live pitching on a date in August, 2014.

$500

3/12/2014

Kids PA Announcer

Announce the batting order during an inning of a Washington Nationals game.

$500

3/13/2014

Autographed Ryan Zimmerman bat

Official Major League Baseball bat signed by Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman.

$250

3/14/2014

Billy Joel Concert Tickets & Parking

Two (2) Billy Joel concert tickets for Winner and one (1) guest. Includes one (1) parking pass.

$500

3/15/2014

Watch Batting Practice with Rick Schu

Prior to the game, view Batting Practice for 15 minutes with Nationals Batting Coach, Rick Schu prior to a 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game.

$500

3/16/2014

Club Level Tickets & $50 NatsBucks

Two (2) Club Level tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to a 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game. Includes $50 NatsBucks to be spent in park.

$440

3/17/2014

TV Booth Visit

Spend an inning with the Washington Nationals TV Broadcast Booth with Bob Carpenter and FP Santangelo on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/18/2014

Catered Birthday Party

Celebrate your birthday at Nationals park. Includes ten (10) Lower Level tickets for Winner and nine (9) guests to any 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game and food & beverage from our Nationals Classic Picnic Package Menu.

$500

3/19/2014

Line Up Card Delivery

Take the field before a game and deliver the Nationals Line Up card to the Umpires in front of the Washington Nationals home crowd on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/20/2014

Wave the GEICO Flag

Take the field during a game and help hold the GEICO flag during the Presidents Race in front of the Washington Nationals home crowd on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/21/2014

Autographed Bryce Harper Jersey

Official Major League Baseball jersey signed by Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper.

$500

3/22/2014

Welcome Back Luncheon

Join the team and sit at a table with Washington Nationals players and DC Business Leaders during the annual Board of Trade tradition.

$250

3/23/2014

Play Ball

Take the dugout before a game and announce PLAY BALL in front of the Washington Nationals home crowd on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/24/2014

Gold Glove Club Level Tickets & Parking

Two (2) Gold Glove Club tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to a 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game. Includes one (1) parking pass for the chosen game.

$280

3/25/2014

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Parking

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to a 2014 non-Prime or non-Marquee game. Includes one (1) parking pass for the chosen game.

$700

3/26/2014

2014 Bobblehead Set

The entire series of seven (7) 2014 Washington Nationals Bobbleheads.

$175

3/27/2014

One Direction Concert Tickets & Parking

Two (2) One Direction concert tickets for Winner and one (1) guest. Includes one (1) parking pass.

$500

3/28/2014

Pitching Lesson with Steve McCatty

View warmups and learn tips and tricks with Nationals Pitching Coach, Steve McCatty prior to a non-Prime or non-Marquee game on a date during the 2014 season.

$500

3/29/2014

Lunch with Mike Rizzo

Enjoy lunch pregame with Mike Rizzo prior to any 2014 non-Prime or Marquee game. Includes two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to the chosen game and one (1) parking pass for the chosen game.

$700

GRAND PRIZE

3/30/2014

Nationals Road Trip Experience

Join the front office of the Washington Nationals on a road trip on a date during the 2014 season. Prize pack for Winner and one (1) guest includes: Roundtrip Airfare, Ground Transportation, Hotel Accommodations, tickets  to the away game and $500 spending money.

$2,250

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Exact duration and nature of all experiences are at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to availability. In the event any player and/or individual named above in the Prize description is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate player or individual, as applicable, as determined solely by Sponsor to participate in the named player or individual’s absence. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).  All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Transportation to/from ANY game, CONCERT OR PRIZE EVENT and lodging not included unless specified in description of prize above. Seat and suite locations at any game, concert or event included as part of a Prize shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners’ companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  The terms and conditions of tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the Prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).

Additional conditions for the Nationals Road Trip Experience:  Flight selection will be at the discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if Winner resides within one hundred (100) miles of the destination (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and, at the sole discretion of Sponsor and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date.  If any Prize-related activity is canceled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor will substitute the Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent and on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (e.g., valid photo I.D and/or passports or visas if applicable.) prior to travel. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuers.

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential winner will be notified at the email address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification").  In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within two (2) business days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date.  Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance.  Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date.

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 Sponsor, the other MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc. and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, 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 portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof).  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or MLBAM, as applicable, by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes.  Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state/territory/province of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.

GENERALCONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in  wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which 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 any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.  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 participants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  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 any representative of Sponsor and/or MLBAM 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 Sponsor, MLBAM and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor 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 its sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof).  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor and MLBAM also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on a 2014 season ticket holder account, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the 2014 season ticket holder account provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the official 2014 season ticket holder account is assigned to in the official records of Sponsor.

As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in the District of Columbia before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Sweepstakes. All entry data provided via the online entry form is provided to MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by August 31, 2014, to: Nationals March to Baseball Winners List c/o Washington Nationals Ticket Sales & Service Department, 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington DC 20003. 

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC, 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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