Be our guest for the Ultimate Penguins Fan Experience in Boston to see the Pittsburgh Penguins faceoff against the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic on January 2, 2023!
This rare experience includes two (2) game tickets, round-trip airfare for two (2), hotel accommodations, autographed Penguins Winter Classic jerseys, Penguins swag… And so much more!
With surprises in store throughout the weekend, don’t miss out on your chance to win… While assisting the Penguins Foundation.
Enter our charitable sweepstakes between November 17 at 12 PM (EST) and December 6 at 9 PM (EST) to get your chances at this once in a lifetime Penguins road trip!
Who You Help
Through programs focused on wellness, education and youth hockey, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation continually aims to create one, strong community through the power of hockey.
Donations made in connection with this sweepstakes are funded to Charities Aid Foundation America ("CAF America"). CAF America is a U.S.-based, IRS-registered, public charity whose mission is to make donating to international and domestic causes streamlined, safe and easy for U.S. donors. CAF America has prequalified the Charity as an eligible recipient of a grant from CAF America. At the end of the campaign, CAF America will make a grant to the Charity as long as such Charity continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAF America grants.
How It Works
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These rules ("Supplemental Rules") are in addition to this Sweepstakes'
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. A DONATION OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sweepstakes: Ultimate Penguins Fan Experience Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)
Sweepstakes Sponsor: AscendFS Delaware, Inc. ("Sponsor")
Benefitting Charity: Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation (the "Charity")
As further described in these Supplemental Rules, donations made in connection with this Sweepstakes are funded to Charities Aid Foundation America ("CAF America"). CAF America is a U.S.-based, IRS-registered, public charity whose mission is to make donating to international and domestic causes streamlined, safe and easy for U.S. and Canadian donors. Through donor-advised giving and industry-leading charity due diligence procedures, they enable donors to make strategic, cost-effective, and tax-advantaged gifts while reducing the risk and administrative burden associated with domestic and cross-border giving. CAF America has prequalified the Charity as an eligible recipient of a grant from CAF America. At the end of the campaign, CAF America will make a grant to the Charity as long as such Charity continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAF America grants.
Prize Provider: Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation (the "Prize Provider")
Sweepstakes Entry Period: November 17th, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET to December 6th, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET
Drawing Date: Prize Drawing shall take place on or about December 6th, 2022
Prize Recipient (the "Winner"): One (1) Winner for the Prize
Prizing (the "Prize"):
- Two (2) game tickets to the Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins on January 2, 2023
- Two (2) round-trip reserved seats on a private chartered aircraft
- December 31, 2022: PIT - BOS
- January 3, 2023: BOS - PIT
- One (1) hotel room for three (3) nights
- Round-trip ground transfer for two (2) between the airport and hotel
- Two (2) tickets to the Penguins New Year’s Eve welcome reception
- Two (2) autographed Penguins 2023 Winter Classic jerseys
- Two (2) Penguins apparel swag bags
- An exclusive itinerary packed with exciting events and experiences
Approximate Retail Value of Prize: $13,200 USD
WHO CAN ENTER:
This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (except California) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (or at least 19 in Alabama and Nebraska) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Charity, Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win. See the Official Rules for more details. By participating, entrants agree to these Supplemental Rules and the
HOW TO ENTER AND ENTRY WEIGHTING:
To enter by donating:
Participants may enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the Sweepstakes Website during the Sweepstakes Entry Period and following the on-screen prompts. If you donate: $10 USD you will receive ten (10) entries; $20 USD you will receive forty (40) ; and $50 USD, you will receive one hundred fifty (150) entries and $100 USD you will receive five hundred (500) entries. Entrants will receive an email confirmation at the email address provided on the Sweepstakes Website. All donations are final and non-refundable. All donations will be in USD.
Individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria as provided herein that donate and receive entries will not be eligible to win the Prize should their entry be drawn.
A donation receipt shall be provided. Please contact a tax professional to understand if your contribution or any portion thereof may be tax deductible.
To enter for free ("No Donation Necessary"):
Visit the free entry page at
Each successfully submitted free entry is worth 40 entries in the Sweepstakes (which corresponds to the same number of entries received for a $20 donation).
There is no limit to the number of entries any one person may have.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. There is no limit to the number of entries the Sponsor may receive.
On or about December 6th, 2022, Sponsor will randomly select one (1) Prize winner from the entire pool of valid entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period ("Valid Entries Pool"). Subject to the conditions and Winner Verification requirements provided in these Supplemental Rules and the Official Rules, the Prize Winner shall be declared the winner of the Prize. The Winner of the Prize will be subject to the all rules of eligibility, verification, confirmation and any and all other conditions to which the as described in these Supplemental rules and the Official Rules including, but not limited to, the Prize Conditions, Publicity and Liability Releases described herein.
Once a potential Winner is selected and successfully notified, Sponsor shall verify potential Winner's eligibility to win the Prize and compliance with the terms and conditions of the
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize is not transferable. Prize must be claimed as a whole and Prize substitution, in whole or in part, will not be allowed except in Sponsor's sole discretion. See
If Winner is not able to claim Prize, Winner shall forfeit the Prize and Sponsor may, but is not required to, elect to randomly select an alternative Potential Winner from all remaining eligible entries received for that Prize.
All taxes at the federal, state, or local level in connection with the acceptance of a Prize will be the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner will be issued a Form 1099 where required.
These Supplement Rules and the Official Rules shall in all respects be subject to and subordinate to each of the following, as such may be amended from time to time: (a) the NHL Constitution; (b) the NHL By-laws; (c) all other rules, regulations and policies of the NHL and the resolutions of its Board of Governors; (d) any collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and/or its member clubs and other parties; (e) all consent decrees and settlement agreements entered into, between or among the NHL and its member clubs or the NHL, NHL member clubs and/or other persons in furtherance of NHL business or interests or as otherwise authorized directly or indirectly by the NHL Board of Governors, the NHL Commissioner, or the NHL Constitution; (f) any television or cable, radio, or other media network agreements between the NHL and third parties; and (g) any national corporate marketing, licensing, sponsorship or similar agreements between the NHL (or NHL affiliates) and third parties, all as the same may now exist or hereafter be amended or enacted or as they may be interpreted by the Commissioner.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to the full extent allowed by applicable law to: (a) comply with and be bound by the Official Rules, these Supplemental rules, and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; (b) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Charity, Prize Provider, CAFA, the Pittsburgh Penguins LP, PPG Industries, Inc., AEG Management Pittsburgh, LLC, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, the NHL, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliates and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies, and each of their shareholders, celebrities, partners, members and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, franchisees, agents, attorneys and representatives, and their successors and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use or misuse of the Prize, and for claims based on publicity rights and intellectual property rights, defamation, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to an entrant's entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes, travel, lodging, acceptance, possession, attendance at, defect in, delivery of, inability to use, use or misuse of Sweepstakes Prize, or any portion thereof (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules and/or any supplemental rules. Released Parties are not responsible if the Sweepstakes Prize, or any portion thereof, is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of the prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Sweepstakes Winner acknowledges that all prizes are awarded "as-is" and the Released Parties make no representations or guarantees and expressly disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, relating to the Sweepstakes Prize in any way.
For the name (first name and last initial) of the Prize Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Ultimate Penguins Fan Experience Sweepstakes", c/o Ascend Fundraising Solutions 700 – 1 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M5E 1E5. Residents of VT may omit return postage. Winner requests must be received no later than ninety (90) days after Draw Date.
DONATIONS TO THE CHARITY:
100% of all donations made to this sub-campaign go to Charities Aid Foundation America ("CAF America"), which is a globally recognized United States 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID # 43-1634280). Upon recommendation by Ascend and after CAF America completes their due diligence and grant approval process, CAF America distributes the donations, minus the expenses involved in operating the sub-campaign, as a grant to the charity identified in this sub-campaign (the "Charity Beneficiary"). Ascend does the legwork on the sub-campaign so the CAF America and the Charity Beneficiary can focus on doing what they do best – furthering their charitable missions.
Each Charity Beneficiary is vetted by CAF America through an eligibility process. As long as the Charity Beneficiary meets CAF America's stringent due diligence criteria, they can be recommended by Ascend to receive a grant from CAF America from the donations of this sub-campaign. If the Charity Beneficiary is no longer eligible (per CAF America's eligibility criteria or policies and/or applicable laws) or if CAF America's Board of Directors reject the grant, then CAF America may (i) withhold distribution of the donations until the Charity Beneficiary is eligible or (ii) reassign the donations to another nonprofit or charity that supports a similar cause. If CAF America reassigns the donations to an alternate organization, the sub-campaign page will be updated to identify what entity(ies) received the grant(s).
Depending on the type of sub-campaign, the Charity Beneficiary may receive anywhere from 15%-80% of the total donations via a grant from CAF America as long as they continue to be eligible to receive a grant. Your donation is broken down as follows:
- CAF America retains a small percentage of the total donations (between 0.5%-3%) to cover its administrative costs.
Ascend takes a fee starting at 15% of total donations to cover its costs of arranging the
sub-campaign and providing the technology and expertise behind executing and operating
sub-campaigns. The fee will vary depending on Ascend's role in executing the sub-campaign:
- Where the prizing or marketing costs are donated, Ascend's fee will be lower, and the Charity Beneficiary may accordingly be eligible to receive a larger grant from CAF America.
- Where Ascend arranges for and pays for the prizing and marketing, Ascend's fee will be higher as those sub-campaigns have higher costs and effort associated with successfully arranging and executing those sub-campaigns.
- Costs associated with arranging and operating the sub-campaign are payment processing fees, prize costs, and marketing and press relations costs
Ascend sends 100% of donations from this sub-campaign to CAF America within 2 business days of Ascend's receipt of the donation. After the sub-campaign is completed, CAF will usually distribute the donations 2 to 3 weeks after the conclusion of the sub-campaign, subject to their approval process. CAF America retains exclusive control over all donations raised in this sub-campaign.