Official Rules

Chicago Catholic’s Ultimate Adventure Giveaway


A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.

ELIGIBILITY: The Chicago Catholic’s Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes (the “Giveaway”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the continental United States and are eighteen (18) years of age or older.  The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

SPONSOR: The Giveaway is sponsored by The Catholic Bishop of Chicago (the “Sponsor”), 835 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611. The Sponsor is also known as the “Archdiocese of Chicago” and “Chicago Catholic.”  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park, located at 1001 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439 and/or its owner(s) (collectively, “The Forge”).  You understand that you are providing your information to The Catholic Bishop of Chicago and not to The Forge.  Nothing contained in these Official Rules shall be deemed or construed by the entrants or by any third party to create the relationship of principal and agent, partnership, joint venture, a special relationship or any association between the Sponsor and The Forge.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Giveaway constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

"ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period for the prize drawing for the Giveaway is 1:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, September 6, 2021 (“Entry Period”).  Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.  Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Giveaway.”

HOW TO ENTER: To enter an eligible entry, eligible individuals must: provide the individual’s email address to Chicago Catholic’s online email newsletter subscriber list, consent to joining Chicago Catholic’s online email newsletter subscriber list, and agree to the Sponsor’s privacy policy.  Only one (1) valid entry shall be accepted per email address.

PRIZE SELECTIONS: The selections for the prize will take place on or about Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from all entries received by the close of the Entry Period.  Sponsor will select the name of the potential winner based on a random drawing from eligible individuals who submitted eligible entries during the Entry Period.  The manner and timing of notification may be modified or adjusted in such manner as the Sponsor shall deem appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.

ODDS: The odds of being selected for the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

NOTIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS OF POTENTIAL WINNERS: Sponsor will notify potential winners on or about Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  After the Sponsor notifies a potential winner via email, the potential winner shall send Sponsor a reply email accepting the prize by 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, September 9, 2021.  At Sponsor’s discretion, the winner may be required to produce photo ID or some other form of proper identification evidencing winner’s date of birth and a mailing address to claim any prize. The Sponsor will then send winners the prize via email and/or via mail.  In its sole and absolute discretion, if a potential winner is not eligible to participate or receive a prize in accordance with these Official Rules, an alternate entrant shall be selected in a random drawing of all entries received.  Each winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of the prize awarded.

PRIZE: Four (4) ultimate adventure day passes to The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park (approximate retail value of $480.00), which expire on Thursday, September 30, 2021, and are subject to any terms and conditions of The Forge for entry and/or participation.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of capacity limits, closure, or non-admittance by The Forge.  No cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if any advertised prize becomes unavailable, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize awarded.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to, fraud, virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules.  The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by an person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or the receipt and use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (b) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (c) injury or damage to persons or property (including without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property)  which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from (i) entrant’s participation in the Giveaway; (ii) the acceptance, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded by the Sponsor; and/or (iii) entrant’s admittance, presence, and participation in activities at The Forge.  Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT ENTRANT OWNS AND/OR HAS THE AUTHORITY TO RELEASE THE CLAIMS STATED HEREIN.  FURTHER, BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY OR ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, ENTRANTS EXPRESSLY AGREE TO AT ALL TIMES DEFEND, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND DISBURSEMENTS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE GIVEAWAY; THESE OFFICIAL RULES; ENTRANT’S ENTRY; THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE; AND ANY PARTICIPATION IN THIS GIVEAWAY.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Illinois.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from participants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at