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Updated: January 16, 11:52 AM ET
Beg, Borrow and Deal eligibility requirements
ESPN is currently seeking contestants ("Contestants") who will work together as a team in a race across the United States. Those chosen to participate in one of two teams will start with nothing except the clothes on their backs and a driver's license. The goal of each team will be, using only money earned through "minimum-wage" employment or non-cash resources that a Contestant is able to obtain from third parties, to finish 12 sports-related tasks ("Tasks") chosen by the team from a list of approximately 50 Tasks.
The winning team will receive two tickets per person to certain major sporting events, to be determined prior to selection of the Finalists for Contestants.
Casting is now underway for clever, athletic and adventuresome adults over the age of 21 who are seeking a challenge.
If you're interested in participating, you must first read the form below. After you're done with that, you'll need to fill out our application/questionnaire and send it in with an audition tape (that meets the requirements listed below) to:
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2. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must comply with all of the following eligibility requirements for "Beg, Borrow and Deal":
A. Employees, officers, directors and agents of ESPN, Inc., ABC, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, the Hearst Corporation, Broken Twig Productions, Inc. (the "Producer") and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be Contestants on "Beg, Borrow and Deal" or participate in this application process. In addition, any person closely acquainted with any person connected with the production or administration of the program anticipated to be made of the Game and related material (the "Program") is not eligible, if in the Producer's sole discretion, the person's participation could create the appearance of impropriety.
3. HOW TO ENTER: A. Only one (1) application per person. Applicants must meet all Eligibility Requirements and may apply as follows:
(1) Complete this Application Form (including the Contestant Questionnaire and signed Name and Likeness Release). Applications MUST be written clearly or typed.
(2) Record a videotape of yourself, which meets the following restrictions:
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e. The application with all application materials must be received by August 25, 2001.
B. Producer reserves the right to make additions to and/or deletions from the application process above. Producer also reserves the right to contact applicants to ask additional questions and/or conduct phone interviews to gather additional information about applicants. Such phone interviews are at the Producer's sole discretion to assist in gathering information for Contestant selection (see CONTESTANT SELECTION below). Producer may record any or all of such conversations and such recordings become the sole property of Producer and, whether or not you are selected as a Contestant, may be used by Producer in any manner in any media.
C. Producer is not responsible for lost, stolen, or incorrectly mailed applications. Due to the high volume of applications Producer is anticipating, Producer will not be able to answer any questions about the receipt or status of any application or videotape. All applications become the sole property of Producer.
4. CONTESTANT SELECTION: A. The Finalists will be flown to Hartford, Connecticut and then brought by ground transportation to Bristol, Connecticut for final interviews for approximately four days in or about September 2001 (or if in or near the Bristol, Connecticut area, will travel via ground transportation). All dates are subject to change at Producer's sole discretion. Producer will provide round-trip economy airfare (or pre-approved ground transportation expenses) and accommodations for each Finalist.
B. Each Finalist will receive a Finalist Package which will include, among other things, the following: Medical History Form, Medical Authorization, Name and Likeness Agreement, Release Forms and Waivers for Finalists and their family members, Medical Release Form, Release of Records Form, Questionnaire, Confidentiality Agreement, General Release and Indemnity Agreement, and any other authorizations, release forms and waivers as Producer may require (collectively, "Materials"). All Finalists must complete, sign and return all Materials and provide a photocopy or proof of a valid driver's license issued by one of the fifty United States, together with proof of automobile liability insurance covering applicant's use of non-owned motor vehicles as well as health insurance, to Producer to be considered for selection as a Contestant. Finalists must assure that Producer receives all Materials prior to the date designated for travel to Bristol, Connecticut. Producer reserves the right to augment and/or change the Finalist Package prior to issue. Producer is not responsible for lost, stolen, or incorrectly mailed Materials. All Materials become the sole property of Producer.
C. Producer will decide, at its sole discretion, using the guidelines set forth herein, which applicants will be called back to attend Finalist interviews and other qualifying procedures for approximately four days in or about September 2001. All dates are subject to change at Producer's sole discretion. Producer will notify applicants by telephone when and if they are selected to be a Finalist. Producer or Producer's agents will interview all Finalists in person. All Finalists must present the results of a full physical examination conducted by their personal physician prior to travel to Bristol, Connecticut, and must also undergo physical and mental examinations in Bristol, Connecticut, conducted by medical personnel selected by the Producer. If a Finalist does not meet all physical and mental requirements, does not sign or have executed all Releases and documents in the Finalist Package, and/or does not meet all Eligibility Requirements, then that Finalist will not be eligible to be a Contestant. Eight (8) Contestants will be chosen at the sole discretion of Producer to participate in "Beg, Borrow and Deal"
D. Selection of Finalists and Contestants shall be made by Producer based on such criteria as Producer shall determine, which may be subjective. Producer is selecting Finalists and Contestants which it determines in its sole discretion to be, among other things, outgoing, adventurous, clever and resourceful, physically and mentally fit, and to have interesting and diverse life styles and personalities. Producer is not obligated to select anyone, even if someone meets all eligibility requirements and all criteria for selection. Producer's decision regarding the selection of Finalists and Contestants is final and not subject to challenge or appeal. Producer is not obligated to have any Contestant appear on the Program and Producer shall have the right at all times and in its sole discretion to remove or replace any Contestant in connection with the Program for any reason or no reason. Even if a Contestant participates on the Program or any part thereof, Producer is not obligated to telecast or otherwise use or exploit the Program or any part thereof.
E. By entering, each applicant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless the Producer from all claims and damages arising out of his/her participation in the Game and the Program, and to authorize the use of his/her name, voice and likeness used at Producer's discretion as part of the Program, or as part of promotions for the Program in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised. Finalists will sign releases to this effect.