UHC Buckeye Playmakers Sweepstakes

Be a Buckeye PLAYMAKER for kids.

Sports, physical activity, and active play can help kids maintain a healthy lifestyle. PLAYMAKERS is a sweepstakes designed to improve the health of young buckeyes by advancing school resources for physical activity. Enter weekly throughout the 2016 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Season for a chance to score an Ohio State Prize Pack including autographed merchandise, and $20,000 for your Ohio Elementary School (grades K-6). 1 entry per week. Your information will not be provided nor distributed to any external entities. Become a PLAYMAKER for kids. Enter Today.



Thank you for your interest in PLAYMAKERS. The 2016 sweepstakes is now closed. PLAYMAKERS will return August 2017.



Win Great Prizes

  • (12) Fan winners of an Ohio State Prize Pack and finalist for Grand Prize
  • (1) Grand Prize Fan winner of (2) tickets and (2) on-field passes to a 2017 Ohio State Football game1
  • (12) Ohio Elementary School Finalists of $10002
  • (1) Ohio Elementary School with most entry’s wins $1000 and finalist for Grand Prize2
  • (1) Grand Prize school finalist winner of $20,0002
  • (2) Grand Prize school finalist runners up winners of $50002
  • 1. 2017 Ohio State Football game selection at the sole discretion of sponsors, IMG, and 97.1. Tickets and on-field passes subject to sweepstakes eligibility and NCAA rules/guidelines. 2. School prizes awarded upon verification of eligibility. School eligibility incudes, but it is not limited to, institutions comprised of grades K-6 (not to exceed 6) within the state of Ohio as recognized by the Ohio Dept. of Education and in accordance with NCAA rules/guidelines.

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UHC Buckeye Playmakers Sweepstakes

Contest Rules

97.1 The Fan/Radiohio, Inc. – UHC Buckeye Helmets Program Official Contest Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Employees and families of RadiOhio, Inc., their agencies and employees and families of any Radio, Television or Cable company or its subsidiaries are ineligible to participate in or win the contest. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who is financed, aided, encouraged or prompted by an employee or family member of any Radio, Television or Cable company or its subsidiaries within seventy-five (75) miles of Columbus, Ohio. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if it is deemed the contest rules were not followed. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to enforce the following: No contest winners or their family members shall be allowed to win consecutively within a thirty-day period. Any person (or family member) who has won any contest on RadiOhio, Inc. is again eligible to win a contest only after thirty (30) days have passed since their previous win. This includes all contests pertaining to the station. A person or family member will be allowed to register for a consecutive contest as long as the winning dates are thirty (30) days apart. Each person is limited to one registration per contest. RadiOhio, Inc. contests are void when and where prohibited by law. Winner of the contest must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver's license.

PRIZES: All prizes awarded through RadiOhio, Inc. are non-transferable nor may a prize be substituted at the request of a contest winner, nor may a prize be substituted for cash. The prize indicated by station personnel to be won in a contest is the only prize awarded and given only to the person who is designated as the winner. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event specified prize offered is unavailable. All prizes awarded by RadiOhio, Inc. must be claimed within thirty (30) days of the date the prize is won. No substitutions will be made for violation of this thirty-day rule. If a winner does not claim his/her prize within the thirty-day period, the prize is forfeited and eligibility restrictions mentioned in these rules still apply to that winner for future contests. No Released Party (as defined below) will have no liability or responsibility for or related to the prizes and there are no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, applicable to the contest or the prizes.All prizes designated for pick-up at RadiOhio, Inc. studios must be picked up during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm). By entering this Contest or by claiming a prize, all participants agree, to the greatest extent allowed by law, to release RadiOhio, Inc, IMG College, LLC, The Ohio State University, and each participating contest sponsor, along with each of their employees, officers, agents, affiliates (each, a “Released Party”; collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all liability arising from any injury, death, loss or damage of any kind resulting from or in connection with any entry and/or participation in this Contest, or the award, acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize. The winners will be required to execute an affidavit (release form) which releases the Released Parties from liability for any loss or damage or claim of property related to the winners’ participation in the contest and/or usage of the prize. Winners will be required to provide his/her signature, full legal name, address, city of residence, state of residence, zip code, telephone number and social security number on the release form.

RELEASE: RadiOhio, Inc. and/or any participating sponsor in a contest on station may require a release form to be completed by the winner and any other person or persons involved in accepting a prize. Upon accepting any contest prize from RadiOhio, Inc. or participating sponsor in a contest on RadiOhio, Inc., winner releases each Released Party from any liability or further claims. RadiOhio, Inc. may use voice recordings to prevent contest fraud. The Released Parties cannot be held liable or responsible for any telephone failures, malfunctions or irregularities during a contest nor can the Released Parties be held liable or responsible for any discrepancies by the U.S. Postal Service or any delivery service or courier involved in delivering prizes, entries or contest information to or from RadiOhio, nor can the Released Parties be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. The decision of the judges is final. All winners are responsible for reporting and paying taxes on prizes received. All entrants agree to grant RadiOhio, Inc. unlimited use of their name, voice, picture, quotation or facsimile, without consideration, in conjunction with their participation in any given contest.

IDENTIFICATION: In order for a winner to claim a prize RadiOhio, Inc. requires picture identification. RadiOhio, Inc. may require any or all of the following: driver's license, state ID, social security card, passport and/or birth certificate. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented. RadiOhio, Inc. requires a contestant to truthfully respond with all pertinent information it deems necessary for station records including but not restricted to legal name, address, telephone number, birth-date and social security number. RadiOhio, Inc. may disqualify a contestant immediately upon learning the contestant has responded with false information.

CHANGE: RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to extend the contest if it so desires. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to make necessary changes to the contest rules and procedures. In the event of any dispute pertaining to this contest, the decision of RadiOhio, Inc. management is final.

ONLINE: 97.1 The Fan-WBNS FM, provides live internet streaming of it's broadcasts at 971thefan.com.  When participating in contests, please be advised that the audio stream on the internet may run up to 30 seconds behind the broadcast signal heard via the radio, thus causing a delay.  This delay may cause on-line listeners wishing to participate in telephone specific (7th caller wins) type of contests to be at a disadvantage versus listeners who hear the contest on-air.  RadiOhio is not responsible for any internet service interruption, or server failures related to contest entry or content streaming.

OTHER: Specific contests may have additional stipulations not listed here. Refer to documents pertaining to those contests for specific rules. Decision of the judges is final. No purchase necessary. Contestants may enter one of two ways: By visiting BuckeyeHelmets.com/OSUHelmets.com (need to determine correct address) to register online. The second entry point is by sending a 4”x6” post card to: UHC Helmets Contest, C/O 97.1 The Fan Promotions Department, 605 S. Front Street, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Post-card must include full name, address and contact phone number. RadiOhio will not be responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, late, delayed or garbled entries, or as a result of any human error, equipment or programming associated with, or utilized, in this contest or the processing of any entries, or for any telecommunications, network, electronic, technical or computer failures of any kind. All blank, corrupted, or otherwise incomplete entries are automatically null and void. Registrants can nominate a middle school (grades 7-8) in Central Ohio to be a finalist for the grand prize including a $20,000 (two hundred thousand) credit with Riddell to purchase new helmets for the school’s football team. The middle school must reside in Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield or Licking County in the state of Ohio. To be eligible, schools must have a football team and cannot house any student-athletes in the 9th grade or above. We reserve the right to disqualify a school from consideration at any time if it is determined that the school does not meet these requirements. 97.1 The Fan will give away 14 (fourteen) weekly prizes at random to one registrant and school. The weekly prize for the registrant will be an Ohio State mini helmet autographed by a to-be-determined athlete and the weekly prize for the nominated school will be a $500 (five hundred) donation to said school’s athletic department. Each weekly winning school will receive one entry into the grand prize drawing that will take place at the conclusion of the contest. The school with the most nominations at the conclusion of the contest will receive one entry in the grand prize drawing, in addition to the weekly winners. If the school with the most nominations at the conclusion of the contest was also a weekly winner during the contest, the school will only receive one entry into the grand prize drawing, however, the school will be awarded the $500 (five hundred) weekly prize as well as a $500 (five hundred) prize for being the top vote-getter and will receive a total of $1,000 (one thousand) donation to said school’s athletic department. Grand prize drawing will be held at a date agreed upon by sponsors of this contest. A person of any age can nominate a school and said nomination will count toward determining the school that receives the most nominations, however, winners of the weekly prizes must be over the age of 21. Grand prize drawing will be held at a date and time and grand prize winner will be randomly selected among weekly winners and the school who receives the most votes during the promotional period. Odds of winning weekly prize depend on number of entries. Odds of winning grand prize depend on number of finalists. Contest starts on Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 9am and ends on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 11:59pm. 97.1 The Fan staff will draw and contact the winners via phone and/or email promptly. The winner must present a photo ID and social security card to the front desk in order to receive their prize (tax purposes). Donation checks will be printed at the conclusion of the contest and distributed to schools no later than December 31st, 2016. The winners grant RadiOhio and its affiliates, full and unlimited permission to use the winners’ personality, including the winners’ name, likenesses, and voices for promotion and publicity purposes, including all advertising, promotions, news coverage, and features without further compensation. As a condition of winning, winners agrees to make themselves available to RadiOhio and their affiliates and parent companies for interviews, photographs, and promotional pieces.

VALUE: The value of each weekly prize is $500 (five hundred dollars) and the value of the grand prize is $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars).