Win a private backyard skills clinic led by stars from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
Celebrate this summer's historic victory in London with ten of your friends at your home during this exclusive experience from Yingli Solar.
Congratulations to our winner,
Jane of Silver Spring, MD!
The contest is now closed. For more information about Yingli, please visit yinglisolar.com/us
Official Sponsor of U.S. Soccer
Score a private, backyard skills
clinic led by two players from the
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.
As the first Official Renewable Energy Partner of U.S. Soccer, Yingli Solar is offering soccer fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice with two reigning champions from the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.
If you win, you and ten friends will train with two members of the winning U.S. Women's National Soccer Team at an exclusive skills clinic held in your own backyard. Weather and location will be taken into consideration. Alternative locations are available.
October 6th — December 18th
On or about December 18th
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The following Sweepstakes is intended for legal residents of the 50 United States of America (USA), and D.C. ONLY, and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA at the time of entry.
ELIGIBILITY: The “Kick it with the Champions” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Employees of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, Ltd. Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing LLC, Free Association, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc., 601 California St. Suite 1150, San Francisco, CA 94108 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning the Grand Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 7:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 5, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. ET on December 18, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Facebook, Inc.’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the Sponsors’ Website (www.kickitwiththechampions.com) (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period and completing the Sweepstakes registration form. Each Entrant must submit their first name, last name, mailing address, city, state, zip, phone number, and email address. Each completed Sweepstakes registration form will generate one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Entrants will also have the opportunity to earn two (2) additional Sweepstakes entries by:
a) Correctly answering the Sponsor’s posed trivia question.
b) Utilizing the friend sharing component post-entry (via Facebook, Twitter or email)
Answering the trivia question and/or utilizing the friend sharing component are both OPTIONAL. Both optional features will be worth one (1) Sweepstakes entry. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 a.m. ET on December 18, 2012. There is a maximum of three (3) entries per person per email address during the Sweepstakes Period.
The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing LLC, Free Association, U.S. Soccer, and the Administrator, their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (E) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about December 28, 2012. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone (a message will not be left) and/or by email. If a potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted within three business (3) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries.
GRAND PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The Grand Prize Winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive a Backyard soccer clinic for the winner and ten (10) friends (the “Event”). The clinic will feature players from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. The Grand Prize will be fulfilled at a time and place to be approved by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion (likely in the spring of 2013 depending on the climate in the location of residence of the selected Grand Prize Winner). The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,000.
The Grand Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of a prize. The Grand Prize winner must note that the value of the accepted prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the winner for the value of the prize and the winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. The Sponsor reserve the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. ALL EXPENSES OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCEPTANCE OF THE GRAND PRIZE NOT MENTIONED HEREIN ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBLITIY OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND/OR THOSE PEOPLE ACCOMPANYING THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER DURING THE SOCCER CLINIC. GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER PRIZE PACKAGE. NO TRANSFER OF THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE PERMITED. ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STATED APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ANY PRIZE AND THE ACTUAL VALUE OF SUCH PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED.
The potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be returned within seven (7) business days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, if a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue.
GENERAL: By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, Grand Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Grand Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, photos taken at the Event, and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winner also acknowledges that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the Grand Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by February 23, 2013, to: ASC/Yingli “Kick it with the Champions” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.