Official Rules for Flavor of the Month Contest

Updated: October 28, 2008, 4:33 AM ET

With basketball season approaching, become a baller on and off the court with the ESPN RISE Ultimate Basketball Pack. All you have to do is e-mail livin@risemag.com your hat size, favorite NBA team, video game platform of choice and the answer to the following question: Who were the two players selected before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft? The first randomly selected entry to answer the question correctly will win a copy of NBA 2K9, a fitted team hat by New Era and an official NBA basketball by Spalding.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS INTENDED ONLY FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PUERTO RICO AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR FOREIGN TERRITORIES) ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT IN THE 50 UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN PUERTO RICO, OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR FOREIGN TERRITORIES. These are the official rules (the "Official Rules") for the Flavor of The Month (the "Contest"). The Contest is sponsored by ESPN RISE LLC ("Sponsor"), 971 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, SUITE 33, BOSTON, MA, 02215. Additional advertisers will be referred to as Presenters. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

OFFICIAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY. The Contest is open to high school students in grades ninth ( 9th) through twelfth (12th) who are legal residents of the United States and currently attending a high school located within the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. The following are not eligible for the Contest: (i) employees and agents of Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, franchisees and licensees, and its respective advertising/promotion agencies (collectively the "Contest Entities"); and (ii) the "immediate family members" and/or "household members" of any of the persons set forth in (i) above. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor's decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor regarding all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Offer void where prohibited by law.

To Enter. Submit the answer to the following question: Name the players picked before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, along with your video game platform, hat size and favorite NBA team to livin@risemag.com. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per email account. In the event that a entry does not comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules as applicable, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, such entry will be void.

To Submit your entry. Between 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on October 1, 2008 and 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2008, submit your entry to the Contest by sending an email to livin@risemag.com with your answers in the body of the email. Other than for prize notification or to verify the Entrants information, neither Sponsor, nor anyone acting on its behalf, will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Contest or acknowledge receipt of entries. Entries not meeting all entry requirements stated herein will be disqualified. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited and all such entries will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, delayed, undelivered, garbled, stolen or misdirected entries (or any component thereof) or Contest related information provided by Sponsor or for interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone line or transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) or other errors or malfunctions of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest or that computer, network, typographical, printing, mechanical, electronic, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials.

Prizes. (2) Grand Prizes: Two Potential Grand Prize winners will receive a copy of NBA 2K9, a fitted team hat by New Era, and an official NBA basketball by Spalding. Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize: $150.00.

Winners. One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received on or about Nov. 15. The judging will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all respects.

Release, Publicity. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official rules and to sign, notarize and return to Sponsor an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY & LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE FORM (except where prohibited by law) as a condition to receiving any prize. Entrants also agree to release Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, and the employees, officers, directors and agents of any of the above organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Except as otherwise prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants permission to use his/her name, address, likeness, photograph, and statements to Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising/promotional agencies for advertising/publicity purposes in any and all media, worldwide, without further compensation.

Miscellaneous. All costs, including federal, state and local taxes and other expenses not specifically identified as included in the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes (or portion of prize) except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability and then for a prize (or applicable portion of prize) of equal or greater value as determined by Sponsor. If any prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), labor controversy or threat thereof, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest and, in the event of such cancellation, suspension or termination, at its discretion, as applicable, Sponsor will declare a winner from all eligible entries received at that time.

Privacy. Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants as part of this Contest will be used to administer the Contest, select prize winners and fulfill prizes, and will be treated in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy accessible on its website at www.risemag.com.

Disputes/Choice of Law. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York county, New York state, i.e., Manhattan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law, without reference to New York's choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.

Official Rules/Winners List. For a copy of thee Official Rules and/or the winners' names (available after Oct. 15), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by Oct. 31 to:

RISE Magazine Contest
971 Commonwealth Avenue, Ste. 33
Boston MA, 02215

The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright 2008 ESPN RISE LLC.

Sponsor: ESPN RISE LLC, 971 Commonwealth Avenue, Ste. 33, Boston MA, 02215.