Aworthycause.org is awarding a prize of $10,000 to the team that gets
the most points by donating money to the chosen charity ("the game")
according to the rules below. Its like a sales contest at work,
but instead of encouraging people to make sales, were rewarding
the people who build the best fundraising team for a good cause. By playing
the game, you agree to abide by these rules.
Open only to legal residents of the United States, eighteen years of age
and older. Void where prohibited. The founders of Aworthycause.org and
officers of its affiliates and partners are not eligible to win. This
is a contest, and the team that wins will not be chosen at random.
1. TO PLAY
Every team has a captain. The captain is the first person to donate money
for a team. To start a team and become a captain, visit www.aworthycause.org
and use the links to donate $10 to the featured charity. The user will
be prompted to register with an email address and to choose a name for
the team. Captains may only donate once to their teams total.
Captains then use email to encourage friends to donate money to the charity
on behalf of their team. Friends visit www.aworthycause.org site linked
from the email. Only the first donation by any person will be counted
toward a teams total, but players may join more than one team and
captains may be players on other teams.
Donations made will be counted as points. The team that records the largest
total of points before the end of the game is the winner. Every ten dollar
donation is worth at least ten points... though from time to time we may
offer incentives in the form of bonus points to encourage captains to
sign on new members during certain parts of the contest.
of the winning team will receive $5,000 in cash and the remaining members
of the team will split an additional $5,000.
In case of a tie, the team that made its last donation first will be judged
the winner. If it is still a tie, the prize will be split among all remaining
Do not spam. Teams that, in the sole judgment of the judges, engage in
sending unsolicited email to strangers to promote the game will be disqualified.
Do not make more than one donation per person per team. Additional donations
will be passed on to the charity, but will not count toward the teams
Do not cheat.
Any teams that incur payback charges through their credit card companies
or Paypal will be disqualified.
The game starts on Monday, June 3, 2002 at 9 a.m. EST, and concludes on
Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 5 p.m. EST or when the $50,000 Fund-a-thon goal
is reached- whichever comes later. If a significant number of donations
are made within the final hour of the contest, the contest deadline will
automatically be extended 24 hours.
In the event
that the Fund-a-thon goal is not reached by Friday, August 30, 2002 at
5 p.m. EST, the $10,000 prize will be donated to the charity.
be announced no later than one month after the particular game ends.
For the purposes of entering and winning, the rightful holder of the credit
card account will be assumed to be the entrant.
If your team wins, you will be notified by email. Youll have two
weeks from the time of your notification to return a signed affidavit
confirming your acceptance of the prize and giving us the right (if the
requirement is valid in your state) to use your name and likeness in publicity.
Upon receipt of your affidavit, we will send your prize to you via PayPal.
Its up to you to redeem your prize using your PayPal account. Aworthycause.org
is not liable for any fees charged by PayPal.
The size of the prize for the captain is $5,000. The amount of the prize
for a player on the winning team will be computed by dividing $5,000 by
the number of players on the team.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All taxes on
the prize and any other expenses not specified above are the sole responsibility
of the winners. Void where prohibited.
is A Worthy Cause Inc., a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the state of New Jersey. Write to us at 175 Kimel Park
Drive, Suite 250, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Aworthycause.org will never rent or sell email addresses to anyone. We
only collect email addresses so we can confirm donations, confirm team
creation and notify winners.
Aworthycause.org, its volunteers, affiliated organizations, and the charity
are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries, interrupted or
unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed
phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical
failures, garbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human,
mechanical or electronic or otherwise. Play the game at your own risk,
knowing that all the proceeds, less credit card processing fees, go to
If for any reason the game is not capable of running as planned for any
reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, and unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond our
control which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness
or integrity of the game, we reserve the right to terminate the game and
give the prize to the charity.
Winners assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed
to be caused by their participation in the game and/or the acceptance
and/or use of any prize, and release Aworthycause.org, its volunteers,
affiliated organizations, and the charity and each of their respective
officers, directors, and employees (the "released parties")
from any such liability. The released parties assume no responsibility
for any injury or damage to participants' or to any other persons' computer,
relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software
in connection with this game. The released parties are not responsible
for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind,
lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete,
inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the
user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized
in this game or by any human error, computer error or other error or problem
of any kind which may occur in the serving of game pieces in this game.