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Just Days Away

Share a gift with our kids this Giving Tuesday!

Give kids a bright future

Giving Tuesday is Just Days Away

Don't forget to mark your calendars for December 1 and plan on sharing a gift to give our kids brighter futures!


Time's Running Out

There are only a few hours left to help out families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Gifts made today will be matched.

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Brighter Futures..

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Who May Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The ‘Free Pair of Shoes from Dick Pond Athletics Giveaway’ (“Sweepstakes”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, Inc. dba Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and Dick Pond Athletics (“Sponsors”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsors are responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsors with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

Promotion Period:  The Sweepstakes begins on 06/08/2020 (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 07/31/2020 at 11:59 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)). Entries that are incomplete, defective, altered, illegible, mutilated, forged or irregular in any way, or are not in full compliance with these Official Rules, are void.

To Enter: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period by text message of select keywords or online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided. The entry form can be found on the following website at https://www.mercyhome.org/herosweepstakes.

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, Inc. dba Mercy Home for Boys & Girls can be found at https://www.mercyhome.org/privacypolicy. The privacy policy of Dick Pond Athletics can be found at https://www.dickpondathletics.com/privacy-policy/.

Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

Authorized Account Holder: In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address for the person specified in the entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the associated domain.  A potential winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address.  If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry may be deemed ineligible.

Selection:  The drawing will be held on or about August 3, 2020.  One (1) winning entry will be randomly selected by an authorized representative of Sponsor.  Potential winners will be notified by text or email [CONFIRM] on or about August 3, 2020.  Winner is subject to verification and compliance with Official Rules.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Prize: One (1) winner will receive one (1) gift card to Dick Pond Athletics valued to $160 toward any shoe purchase.

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsors reserve the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsors make no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Restrictions: All prizes will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of any prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor if advertised prize becomes unavailable. By participating, winner consents to use of name, address and likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes by Sponsor and those authorized by Sponsor, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (iv) late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to enter the Promotion or to deliver the notification to Winner.  Moreover, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, interrupted, or scrambled transmissions, unavailable web sites, networks, servers, or systems, or other connection or transmission problems, technical malfunctions of the computer, software, web site, or any combination thereof, problems associated with any virus or other damage caused to any participant’s system or other problems of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic, or human.

If a selected Winner is unable to accept the prize, is not reachable within a reasonable time after notice, or is found to be ineligible for any reason, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner who will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes, or change any element thereof, at any time if tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or due to printing errors or other mistakes in the production of the Sweepstakes, or for any other reason. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person or entity who is in violation of these Official Rules. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By entering, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and release Sponsor and its agents and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, or damage arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.

List of Winners: Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope by June 15, 2019 to: Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Attn: Mercy Home Heroes, 1140 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.

Sponsors: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, Inc. dba Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, info@mercyhome.org and Dick Pond Athletics, 26W515 St Charles Rd., Carol Stream, IL 60188, info@dickpondathletics.com