Rules of Play – Jays Care 50/50

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Rules of Play

 Jays Care Foundation

2024 Electronic 50/50 Raffle Rules of Play

Effective 05/13/2024

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Interpretation

2.0 Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets

3.0 The Draw and Results

4.0 Prize Structure 

5.0 Payment of Prizes

6.0 Claims

7.0 General

8.0 Release of Liability

These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to 50/50 Raffles conducted by Jays Care Foundation.

 

Interpretation

  • In these Rules,

“50/50 System” means the approved electronic 50/50 raffle system operated by the Foundation “50/50 ticket”, “ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket purchased to participate in a 50/50 Draw

“Draw” means the random selection(s) by the Event Manager of the winning number

“Draw Time” means the time at which the draw takes place during the prescribed game date, or when a draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time on the prescribed game date

“Event” means an individually numbered proposition on a “List”, a periodic schedule of events, associated with a sports competition

“Event Site” means the physical location of the Event (if any);

“EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of the Jays Care Foundation's computer-controlled system designed by Canadian Bank Note for conducting 50/50 Draws (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers)

“Foundation” means Jays Care Foundation

“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific 50/50 draw;

“Jackpot” means total funds collected at the Event site and via online sales by the Foundation related to the sale of tickets for an Event;

“List” means file submitted to various regulatory bodies pre-season with all raffle dates being run in season

“MLB Entities” means the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, 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.

“Number” means a unique numerical sequence randomly issued by the 50/50 system as set out on a ticket which provides a chance at winning the Prize;

“Player” means a person who is eligible to participate in a 50/50 draw in accordance with the Regulations, the Rules, and the Game Conditions;

“Prize” has the meaning set out in Section 4 below;

“Raffle” means Jays Care Foundation Electronic 50/50 Raffle.

“Regulations” includes limitation any applicable laws, regulations, directive, or policies enacted by a competent authority related to the operation of an electronic 50/50- raffle in the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia;

“Related Parties” has the meaning set out in Section 8.2; “Rules” means these rules of play

“Result” means the final outcome of a sporting event as determined by Jays Care Foundation for the applicable 50/50 Draw

“Valid ticket” means a ticket that is not void;

“Winner” means the person(s) who is the bearer of a winning ticket and who satisfies all conditions established by Jays Care Foundation to clam the prize

“Winning number” means the winning number drawn on the draw date and Draw Time for a 50/50 Draw

“Winning ticket” means a valid ticket that bears a selection(s) that exactly matches the winning number(s) or results or play element(s)

  • Defined Words used in these Rules also apply to Game Additions
  • Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific 50/50 Draw by Jays Care Foundation and the Regulations pertaining to the 50/50 Draw have the same meaning. Words in the singular shall include the plural, and words in the masculine gender shall include the feminine.
  • In the event of a conflict between information issued by Canadian Bank Note and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Draw, these Rules of Play, such conflict shall be resolved in accordance with the following priority:
    • the ‘Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’ and the ‘Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division of Nova Scotia’ Regulations;
    • these Rules of Play;
    • the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Draw, if any;
    • the ticket.

 

Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets

  • 50/50 Draws are combined in-stadium, in-person events, and online events for Jays Care Foundation and launched through the Canadian Bank Note/Bump 50/50 platform.
  • A player physically located in the provinces of Ontario or Nova Scotia, Canada may purchase 50/50 tickets for a Draw held by the Foundation online at bluejays.com/5050, which is connected to the 50/50 system.
  • The following are ticket denominations for eligible players to purchase 50/50 tickets:

 

50/50 Ticket Denominations:

  • 5 numbers for $10.00;
  • 25 numbers for $25.00;
  • 100 numbers for $50.00;
  • 300 numbers for $125.00
  • A player is solely responsible for ensuring that they receive the correct ticket denomination and is solely responsible for the handling of the purchased ticket after the 50/50 Fundraiser has presented the
  • A player may cancel their ticket and obtain a refund if they have paid for the ticket by sending an email to jayscare5050@bluejays.com, provided their cancellation request is received before the next eligible draw is executed.
  • A player must be 18 years of age or older to buy a ticket.
  • A player must be located in the provinces of Ontario or Nova Scotia at the time of purchase.

 

The Draw and Results

  • With approval from the ‘Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’ and the ‘Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division of Nova Scotia’, a draw will be held electronically and at such time and place as Jays Care Foundation determines. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.
  • When a Draw for a winning 50/50 ticket cannot be held on the date and time fixed, such draw shall be held when practicable with the approval of the ‘Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’ and the ‘Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division of Nova Scotia’.
  • The Winning Number for a Draw will be announced online at the Foundation’s website (www.bluejays.com/5050) and Twitter (X) channel (@JaysCare) at noon ET the day following the close of sales.
  • Draws will occur on the final day of a Blue Jays homestand, with sales closing at 10pm ET unless otherwise specified by Jays Care.
  • The following is a schedule of draws for the 2024 regular Blue Jays season. Note, draw details, such as early bird prizes, are subject to change prior to sales open.

Amazing April Mega Jackpot: Tuesday March 19th – Wednesday May 1st

  • Sales Open: Tuesday March 19th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Wednesday May 1st at 11:59pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Thursday May 2nd at 12:10am ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Thursday May 2nd at Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #1: Thursday May 2nd – Sunday May 12th

  • Sales Open: Thursday May 2nd at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Sunday May 12th at 10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Sunday May 12th at 10:10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Monday May 13th at Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #2: Monday May 13th – Wednesday May 22nd

  • Sales Open: Monday May 13th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Wednesday May 22nd at 11:59pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Thursday May 23rd at 12:10am ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Thursday May 23rd at Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #3: Thursday May 23rd – Thursday June 6th

  • Sales Open: Thursday May 23rd at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Thursday June 6th at 10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Thursday June 6th at 10:10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Friday June 7th at Noon ET

O Canada Mega Jackpot: Friday June 7th – Thursday July 4th

  • Sales Open: Friday June 7th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Thursday July 4th at 11:59pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Friday July 5th at 12:10am ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Friday July 5th at Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #4: Friday July 5th – Sunday July 28th

  • Sales Open: Friday July 5th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Sunday July 28th at 10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Sunday July 28th at 10:10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Monday July 29th at Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #5: Monday July 29th – Sunday August 11th

  • Sales Open: Monday July 29th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Sunday August 11th at 10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Sunday August 11th at 10:10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Monday August 12th Noon ET

Homestand Jackpot #6: Monday August 12th – Sunday August 25th

  • Sales Open: Monday August 12th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Sunday August 25th at 10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Sunday August 25th at 10:10pm ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Monday August 26th at Noon ET

Super September Mega Jackpot: Monday August 26th – Sunday September 29th

  • Sales Open: Monday August 26th at Noon ET
  • Sales Close: Sunday September 29th at 11:59pm ET
  • Grand Prize Draw: Monday September 30th at 12:10am ET
  • Grand Prize Winner Announcement: Monday September 30th at Noon ET

 

Prize Structure

  • Subject to compliance with the Regulations, Rules and Gaming Conditions, the holder of the winning ticket will receive 50% of gross sales. The remaining 50% of gross sales will be allocated to the Foundation, other partner charities (if applicable) and to pay permitted expenses.
  • Odds of winning the Prize are based on the number of Numbers sold during an Event.
  • When Early Bird prize(s) are attached to a 50/50 draw, winner(s) of Early Bird Prize(s) remain in the main draw to be eligible for the 50/50 prize. The details of Early Bird Prizes will be noted on the applicable purchase site and Jays Care 50/50 webpage, including purchase deadlines and winning numbers.
  • The actual value of any Early Bird autographed or team-issued item is subject to market fluctuations. No certificate of authenticity is provided by Sponsor. Item is not used unless otherwise indicated.
  • No early bird prize substitutions may be requested except where a cash alternative option is specified.
  • The Early Bird and prize schedule for the Homestand Jackpot #2 is as follows:

Date

Number of Prizes Being Drawn on Specified Date

Early Bird Prize Description

Early Bird Draw Time

Cash Alternative

16-May

1

Authenticated Game Used Base: 1st Base for Innings 4 to 6 (Apr 15-17, 2023 vs NYY). Rivalry Dated Base  (Estimated Value: $500)

12:00pm

 N/A

17-May

1

Father's Day Package: Two pairs of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Guardians June 15/16, two nights at Marriot, $100 Blue Jays Shop GC (Estimated Value $2,500)

10:00pm

 $         1,250.00

18-May

1

Autographed George Springer Bat (Estimated Value: $630)

5:30pm

 N/A

19-May

5

5 X Pairs of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Watch the Blue Jays as follows:

1 X Pair of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Yankees Jun 28
1 X Pair of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Tigers Jul 19
1 X Pair of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Tigers Jul 20
1 X Pair of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Rays Jul 23
1 X Pair of Blueprint Club Premium Tickets to Blue Jays vs. Orioles Aug 7

(Estimated Value of Each Pair $368)

Every 30 minutes from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

 $ 184.00/pair

20-May

1

Authenticated Game Used Baseball: Single by Davis Schneider against Cole Ragans (Apr 30, 2024 vs KCR). Bottom 2. (Estimated Value: $200)

5:00pm

 N/A

21-May

1

Guerrero Jr. Autographed Royal Blue Jersey (Estimated Value: $840)

9:00pm

 N/A


  • Actual value of any autographed or team-issued item is subject to market fluctuations. No certificate of authenticity is provided by Sponsor. Item is not used unless otherwise indicated.

 

Payment of Prizes

  • A prize for any draw shall be awarded to the winner in accordance with the prize structure in effect for such draw and in accordance with these Rules and the specific 50/50 Draw Game Conditions.
  • Jays Care Foundation reserves the right to satisfy itself as to the validity of any ticket that is presented as a winning ticket, by means of such authentication and validation tests, requirements and procedures as it may from time to time determine, and to declare that a ticket which does not pass, meet, or fulfill such tests, requirements or procedures is void. Concurrently with a winning ticket being presented to Jays Care Foundation (or being received by Jays Care Foundation by mail), whether for the purpose of validation or for the purpose of claiming a prize, all right, title and interest in and to the ticket is thereby relinquished by the winner and property in the ticket passes to Jays Care Foundation.
  • All prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified. Any unclaimed prizes must be secured or placed in safekeeping by Jays Care Foundation for the 90-day period from the date of the draw. If at the expiry of 90 days the prize has not been claimed, the prize monies will be donated back to another charitable organization, with the approval of the ‘Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’ and the ‘Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division of Nova Scotia’.
  • Jays Care Foundation may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside Ontario or Nova Scotia and will not send or forward a prize to an address in any jurisdiction where such sending, or forwarding is prohibited by law.
  • Neither a prize (or portion thereof), nor any entitlement or payment relating to it, may be assigned, transferred, sold, loaned, leased, rented, pledged, mortgaged or hypothecated, by any winner.
  • Jays Care Foundation is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.
  • For groups purchasing (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.
  • Jays Care Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are voided. Tickets are void if lost, stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, damaged, altered, counterfeited, or forged, miscut, misregistered, defective, cancelled, produced in error and not recorded in the on-line system, incomplete, not paid for, destroyed or issued, acquired or presented, in, or upon, violation of these Rules, or the Game Void tickets are the property of Jays Care Foundation.
  • If a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, Jays Care Foundation may, at its option, (a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or, (b) provide a refund.

 

Claims

  • Jays Care Foundation may award a prize to the bearer of a winning Jays Care Foundation reserves the right to satisfy itself that a person claiming a prize is entitled, and will remain entitled, to such prize as the lawful bearer of a winning ticket
  • Upon presenting a winning 50/50 ticket, the winner must:
    • Issue (2) pieces of government-issued ID proving their age to be 18 or older;
    • Completely fill out the 50/50 Prize Claim Form Checklist issued by a Jays Care Foundation staff member
  • Each winner acknowledges that Jays Care Foundation may, at any time (and from time to time), during the prize claim process, require certain personal information from the winner and that the collection of such information, including a government-issued photo ID, is necessary to the proper administration. Any personal information collected is intended to be used for following principal purposes: to comply with legal and audit requirements, for publicly announcing winner names and hometowns, awarding prizes, disclosure of insider wins for public scrutiny, and the posting of prize wins on Jays Care Foundation’s website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with Jays Care Foundation’s prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for Jays Care Foundation’s internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide Jays Care Foundation with such information may prevent Jays Care Foundation from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.
  • By participating in Jays Care’s 50/50, each winner consents the right for Jays Care Foundation to publish the name, place of residence, and a recent photograph reflecting a true current appearance of the winner (without any claim for broadcasting, printing, royalty or other rights or compensation).
  • Jays Care Foundation shall not be responsible for determining any individual's entitlement to all or a part of a prize won on a ticket purchased by or issued to a group.

 

General

  • Jays Care Foundation is responsible for conduct and management of the draw.
  • Jays Care Foundation designates the following persons as Related Parties:
    • Members of Jays Care Foundation’s Board of Directors;
    • Persons who are directly on Jays Care Foundation’s payroll;
    • Jays Care Foundation’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;
    • Persons under the age 18 years;
  • Persons designated by the Foundation as Related Parties are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 Draw.
  • Jays Care Foundation may amend these Rules at any time and in any manner with approval from the ‘Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’ and the ‘Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division of Nova Scotia’
  • These Rules of Play shall be governed by, subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia and the federal laws of Canada as applicable therein. The Courts of the Provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on or arising out of these Rules or any lottery game.
  • The headings in these Rules are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of these Rules.
  • As a condition of entering this Raffle, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Raffle, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party; and (ii) 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.

 

Release of Liability

  • By purchasing a 50/50 ticket a Player agrees to:
    1. be bound by these Rules, Gaming Additions and Regulations; and
    2. release Foundation, Jays Care Foundation, the MLB Entities, any event promoter and any presenting partner of the Draw, and each of their respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with the owners, employees, officers, directors, sponsors and agents of any of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, injuries, losses and liabilities whatsoever arising out of the Draw.
  • Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors, problems, or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with a Draw, including, without limitation, errors, or omissions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Draw, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Draw related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Event.
  • 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 Draw.
  • Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer, smart phone, smart watch, tablet, or similar device, related to or resulting from participating in the Draw, or downloading materials from or use.

 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE RAFFLE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE RAFFLE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE FOUNDATION WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND THE FOUNDATION AND ITS 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.

 

Gambling Helpline If Needed

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline. Connex Ontario. 1-866-531-2600

Nova Scotia Gambling Support Network. 1-888-347-8888