TIMING: The Ford Historically Black Colleges & Universities (“HBCU”) Community Challenge (“Challenge” or “Promotion”) will begin on 8/15/16 and end on 11/17/16 (“Promotion Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. By way of summary, the following are key Promotion dates:

10/9/16 at 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Receipt of Proposal
On/about 10/24/16 Selection of Finalists (Top 3 Proposals)
10/27/16 at 12:00 AM ET – 11/10/16 at 11:59 PM ET Online Public Voting for 3 Finalists
11/15/16 – 11/17/16 Finalist Round (Presentations by Finalists to Sponsor)
On/about 11/17/16 Ranking of 3 Finalists (Determination of Grand Prize Winning Team)
December 2016 – December 2017 Funding of Projects of 3 Finalists


SPONSOR : Ford Motor Company, 16800 Executive Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126 ; Ford Motor Company Fund, One American Rd., 212-A3, Dearborn, MI 48126.

ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

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ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (“US”) who are: (a) at least eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry; and (b) enrolled as undergraduate students and in good standing academically at accredited Historically Black College or Universities located in the US, as of date of entry (“Entrants”). For the avoidance of doubt, only undergraduate students (and NOT graduate students) at Historically Black Colleges or Universities which are fully accredited by all appropriate government bodies/agencies are eligible to participate in the Promotion; and, all uses herein of “Historically Black College or University” refers only to such fully accredited educational institutions. Entrants will participate in the Challenge as part of a “Team,” to be comprised of at least two (2) but no more than four (4) members, with members of the Team being set by the Captain at the beginning of the Promotion Period; and, one (1) Team member must be designated as the “Captain” of the Team (Captain will be the sole representative of the Team in all dealings with Sponsor and/or Administrator with regard to the Challenge, and the decisions of Captain will be fully binding upon all Team members). Each member of the Team must be available to participate in the Prize Trip, scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15/16 – Thursday, 11/17/16, to present the Team’s Proposal in the Finalist Round, if the Team is selected as a Finalist in the Challenge as per the restrictions set forth in “TRIP PRIZE” below; and, if all Team members cannot commit to travel on such date if Team is selected as a Finalist, then the Team should not enter the Challenge. (Persons who participated in last year’s Challenge [and did not win] ARE eligible to participate in the Challenge again this year, provided that they still meet the eligibility criteria set forth herein.) For the avoidance of doubt, all Team members must be enrolled as undergraduate students and in good standing at the same accredited Historically Black College or University. Furthermore, any students that satisfy the above criteria, but have some personal or academic conflict if awarded the scholarship component of Grand Prize will not be an eligible Entrant for purposes of this Promotion. By way of example only: (a) A personal conflict includes but is not limited to the receipt of a scholarship from another automobile manufacturer and (b) An academic conflict includes but is not limited to the receipt of a full, current academic scholarship (from ANY source). In such instance the disqualification of one Team member will NOT result in disqualification of the entire Team to which such Team member is a part. Any awarded prize monies will be forfeited by the disqualified (conflicted) Team member and will be re-distributed among the remaining, eligible member(s) of the applicable Team.

Employees, directors, officers and their immediate families (spouses, siblings, parents, children and their spouses) and same household members of Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund, Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc., Reach Media, Inc., Interactive One, LLC, UniWorld Group, Inc., their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Promotion (collectively the “Promotion Entities”) as well as members of the general public (i.e., all persons other than those who are eligible as identified above) are not eligible. Promotion is void in Puerto Rico and other US Commonwealths, Territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Promotion, Captain (on behalf of him/herself and all Team members) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.** Winning prize(s) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

{**The technical and procedural requirements for participation in the Promotion are made a part of these Official Rules and incorporated herein by reference. In the event of any discrepancy, the technical and procedural requirements shall govern and control only with respect to the specific technical/procedural issue in question; in all other cases, these Official Rules shall govern and control.}

OVERVIEW: The Challenge is a Request for Proposals (“Proposal”) addressing the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.” The Proposal should take an innovative, fresh approach in defining what building a sustainable community means to one’s local community and should incorporate an outline of a potential project aimed at meeting this goal (“the Project”). The Proposal should not be restricted specifically to environmental issues; rather, “sustainable community” refers to all elements of a healthy, livable community which can thrive in a global economy encompassing a wide range of issues, including education, safety and mobility. To be eligible, the Proposal must be consistent with a charitable purpose as described in Section 501(c)(3) and should demonstrate a partnership with a community-based organization classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code. These purposes include, but are not limited to, combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency; lessening neighborhood tensions; reducing unemployment and underemployment; engaging in related activities in relief of the poor, the distressed or the underprivileged; or any other charitable purposes.

CRITERIA: The Project outlined in the Proposal should have a concrete impact on the community, positively affecting the community in a tangible, meaningful way by addressing significant concerns currently facing the community. A research study/report can be part of the Proposal, bearing in mind that the Sponsor is interested in actions, not theory alone.

The best Projects will leverage community resources (both monetary and human) so as to realize its goals; discuss how monies that may be provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund would be used in conjunction with the Project; and envision an arrangement whereby the Project can continue once monies that may be provided by the Ford Motor Community Fund have been exhausted.

Potential areas of focus of the Proposal include (but are not limited to):

    1. Education and Training. In an increasingly global economy, human capital is perhaps the most important ingredient to a community’s ability to survive and thrive.
    2. Safety. What do we mean when we refer to “safe communities?” How has this definition changed with the advent of the internet and other technologies?
    3. Sustainability and Mobility. How can we design and implement affordable, clean, and safe transportation systems for the 21st Century?
    4. Environmental Sustainability. Clean water and air are critical to the overall health and well-being of a community. How can members of a community (both individuals and organizations) learn to become more environmentally conscious and sustainable?
    5. Sustainable Urban Design.
    6. Creative approaches to the conservation, or use, of water.
    7. Student volunteer programs that partner with local nonprofits in new ways.



  1. Team must be involved in a leadership role in the Project, and in all aspects of the Project from design to implementation.
  2. Partner with Community-Based Organization. The Proposal must demonstrate an active and meaningful partnership with a local community-based organization. Community-based organization refers to any organization or entity that plays a role in the life of the community. Schools, social service agencies, business entities and government agencies are all examples of community-based organizations. To qualify, a community-based organization must be a Section 501(c)(3) organization which is classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code or political subdivisions.
  3. Student Involvement. Students (undergraduate and/or graduate students) at an accredited Historically Black College/University (including, but not limited to, Team members) must be involved in the Project. The Project should supplement students’ education.
  4. The Proposal must outline the manner and media (e.g., press release, Web, local television, etc.) in which the Project will be publicized/communicated to the public.
  5. The Proposal should be based on the assumption of receiving a one-time grant of $25,000. Additional resources for the Project must be clearly identified.


TO ENTER: To submit Proposal, visit https://blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge or www.rickeysmileymorningshow.com/hbcuchallenge and complete the application form including a listing of the first and last name, home address (including city, state and zip-code), email address, age, class year and major/concentration of each Team member, for receipt by 10/9/16 at 11:59 PM ET. Listing of Team members must include designated Captain. Be sure to include all elements of Proposal in a single submission; piecemeal submissions will NOT be accepted. Once submitted, Proposal cannot be supplemented, altered, modified or edited, unless Sponsor expressly requests additional information and/or materials from Captain.

GRANT OF RIGHTS IN CONTENT CREATED FOR CHALLENGE: Captain, on behalf of him/herself and all Team members, grants to Sponsor, Reach Media, Inc., Interactive One, LLC, UniWorld Group, Inc., and their designees the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and/or otherwise exploit the Proposal as well as all associated content/materials created by the Team in conjunction therewith in participating in the Challenge (including the content of selected synopsis of the Proposal for posting for online voting, as applicable) in any manner and in any and all distribution channels, venues or media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice or any compensation to Captain or any Team members. Captain, on behalf of him/herself and all Team members, also waives any “Moral Right of Authors” (Droit Moral) in the Proposal as well as all associated content/materials created by the Team in conjunction therewith in participating in the Challenge, and understands and agrees that the Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories, designs and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by its own employees and that such ideas/stories/designs/literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) content submitted by his/her Team and that Sponsor shall have no liability to Captain, Team members or any third party in conjunction therewith.

RESTRICTIONS ON CONTENT: DO NOT COPY THE WORKS OF OTHERS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. In submitting the Proposal as well as all associated content/materials created by the Team in conjunction therewith in participating in the Challenge, Captain (on behalf of him/herself and all Team members) makes the following representations and warranties:

  • Content is solely the original work product of Team, was created specifically for this year’s Challenge, and that the publication/distribution of the content will not violate the rights of trademark, copyright, right of publicity, right of privacy or any other intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, nor does it libel, slander or defame any third party;
  • The written consent of an authorized representative of the community-based organization has been secured as well as that of the Historically Black College or University;
  • Content is not inappropriate or unfit for publication (for example, this includes obscenity and hate speech);
  • Content does not promote or advocate violence, alcohol or drug use or any illegal activity;
  • Content does not promote or advocate any cause or concern unrelated to the Challenge theme (for example, a political or religious viewpoint).

DETERMINATION OF FINALIST TEAMS: Sponsor will judge all eligible Teams’ Proposals based on how well they meet the following criteria:

(1) Describe an Innovative Approach to “Building Sustainable Communities”;

(2) Address the issues of Mobility, Sustainability, Alternative Energy, and/or Systematic Approaches to Meeting Non-Profit Needs in a Creative Way;

(3) Involve Students in a Leadership Role;

(4) Seek to Address an Urgent and Unmet Community Need in a Tangible Way;

(5) Involve a Community-Based Organization as a Partner.

Captains of the three (3) highest ranked Teams (also referred to as “Finalist Teams”) will be notified by email, phone or mail (exact method(s) of notification to be determined by Administrator in its sole discretion) on or about 10/24/16. Sponsor will select additional alternate Finalist Teams in the event that any Team originally selected as a Finalist Team is disqualified for any reason including but not limited to inability to take Prize Trip to participate in the Finalist Round 11/15/16 – 11/17/16 as discussed below. But, if all three (3) Finalist Teams are qualified and accept the Prize, none of the alternate Finalist Teams will be notified nor will such alternate Finalist Teams receive any prize in the Challenge.

TRIP PRIZE: The three (3) highest ranked Teams will receive as a prize a trip (“Trip”) to Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan to present their Proposals to Sponsor in the Finalist Round of the Challenge to occur Tuesday, 11/15/16 to Thursday, 11/17/16. In order to remain eligible to win Grant Money Prizes, Team members must take Trip and participate in Finalist Round. A maximum of one (1) Team Member may be excused from taking the trip in Sponsor’s sole discretion without affecting the eligibility of the applicable Finalist Team; reasons for such excused absence from the Trip include extreme circumstances such as accident or illness involving Team member or a loved one of Team Member. (For the avoidance of doubt, a Team Member who has been granted an excusable absence from the Trip by Sponsor will still be able to receive a scholarship prize should his/her Finalist Team be determined to be the Grand Prize Winner.) BUT, A FINALIST TEAM WILL BE DISQUALFIIED AND FORFEIT ALL RIGHTS TO PRIZE(S) IF MORE THAN ONE (1) TEAM MEMBER CANNOT TAKE THE TRIP REGARDLESS OF THE UNDERLYING REASONS FOR SUCH ABSENCE. Trip to Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters to present Proposal will cover the following expenses for the Team Captain and each verified Team member: roundtrip, coach air travel from a major airport near main campus of applicable Historically Black College or University (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Detroit; two (2) nights hotel accommodations (standard room, double occupancy) and airport transfers in Detroit (ARV of each trip $1,000). For the avoidance of doubt, Trip is for Team members only, not guests. All Team members must travel on same itinerary and at times specified by Sponsor between 11/15/16 and 11/17/16. If the Historically Black College or University attended by Team members is located within 200 miles of Dearborn (in Sponsor’s sole opinion), such Team will receive ground transfers in lieu of air travel and no additional compensation will be awarded. All expenses and costs related to acceptance of and participation on the Trip not expressly listed above, including but not limited to, meals, beverages, taxes and gratuities, are entirely the responsibility of winning Team. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.

In conjunction with each Finalist Team’s presentation of its Proposal to Sponsor, Sponsor will assign an executive (or other employee) from Ford Motor Company to serve as a mentor to the Finalist Team (“Mentor”). Mentor will meet with Finalist Team for a prescribed time period and provide guidance in effectively and persuasively communicating the Finalist Team’s Proposal to Sponsor in the Finalist Round. So as not to provide an unfair advantage to any of the Finalist Teams, all Ford Motor Company executives/employees serving as Mentors will have similar education/experience and the time period for the Mentor’s meeting will be the same for all Finalist Teams.

Finalist Teams are required to submit a video (of no more than five [5] minutes in length, in prescribed format) summarizing the most important points of their Proposal. The video is intended to enhance the Finalist Team’s overall presentation to Sponsor.

As a condition of the Trip and continued eligibility for Grant Money Prizes, Captain (on behalf of him/herself and all Team members, as applicable) will be required to sign, complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release Form which includes but is not limited to a representation and warranty that no personal or academic conflict exists which would interfere or affect acceptance of the Scholarship prize as defined below if Finalist Team is determined to be the Grand Prize Winner in the Challenge, confirmation that he/she is able to travel 11/15/16 – 11/17/16 to present the Team’s Proposal, and confirmation of his/her agreement to these Official Rules (“Affidavit/Release”), as well as a confirmation of the previous grant of rights (“Grant of Rights”) in all content submitted by the Team in participating in the Promotion, within indicated time period. In order to be eligible to take the Prize Trip and participate in the Finalist Round, the other Team Member(s) must each also sign and return an Affidavit/Release and/or Grant of Rights within the indicated time period. Captain further agrees without compensation to use his/her best efforts to secure a Grant of Rights or like documentation from authorized representatives of community-based organization and accredited Historically Black College or University, which must be returned to Administrator within the indicated time period. If: (1) the Captain of the winning Team fails to timely execute and return the Affidavit/Release and/or Grant of Rights, and the Team is deemed ineligible to receive the prize; (2) the authorized representative of community-based organization and/or of accredited Historically Black College or University fail to timely execute and return the Affidavit/Release and/or Grant of Rights; (3) the Captain cannot be contacted after reasonable effort as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion; or (4) if more than one (1) Member of the Team cannot take Trip 11/15/16 – 11/17/16 and participate in the Finalist Round for any reason; the Trip Prize (as well as a Grant Money Prize) will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner (i.e., the Team ranked next highest in the judging as set forth above). If Captain of the winning team is deemed eligible and accepts the prize, but other Team member(s) fail to timely execute an Affidavit/Release and/or Grant of Rights for any reason, such Team member(s) will be disqualified and will not receive any prize in the Promotion. The disqualification of such Team member(s) will not affect the eligibility of other members of the Team (including the Captain), provided that no more than one (1) Member of the Team cannot take Trip 11/15/16 – 11/17/16 and participate in the Finalist Round for any reason.


Once selected, each Finalist Team will prepare a synopsis of its Proposal to be posted for online voting. Sponsor will feature each Finalist Team’s synopsis on the online voting web site, www.BlackAmericaWeb.com (the “Site”). Captain of Finalist Team (on behalf of him/herself and the other members of Finalist Team) understands and agrees that (a) synopsis from Proposal may differ from materials/content originally provided by Finalist Team due to technological/programming/electronic limitations and that Sponsor and Administrator shall not have any liability in conjunction with same; (b) synopses from Finalist Teams’ Proposals may be posted on the Site in any order, pattern, sequence or format which may or may not be modified one or more times by Sponsor/Administrator during the online voting period as defined below; and (c) Sponsor shall determine in its sole discretion the manner and format of the attribution to a given Finalist Team of the synopsis from its Proposal (but the manner/format of such attribution shall be uniform for all three (3) Finalist Teams).

Online voting will begin 10/27/16 at 12:00 AM ET and end 11/10/16 at 11:59 PM ET (“Voting Period”); however, Sponsor may postpone or modify the Voting Period provided that notice is posted on the Site. During the Voting Period, visitors to the Site will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Finalist Team. Votes are cumulative (i.e., they reflect all votes from the beginning of the Voting Period). Limit one vote per personal device (owned by the voter), per day (12:00 AM ET -11:59 PM ET) during the Voting Period. Any individual who, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, abuses the voting process in any way, including, without limitation, mass robotic voting, votes generated by a script or macro, use of automated devices or the use of multiple voter or email accounts or other fraudulent means, as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion, will result in Sponsor/Administrator taking remedial actions which may include voiding of “tainted” votes, disqualification of Finalist Team which benefitted from such abuse of the voting process, prohibition of responsible individuals from casting any additional votes and/or other measures designed to protect the legal rights of Sponsor and Administrator which may include legal prosecution.

Sponsor/Administrator may post a tally and/or leader board on the Site reflecting the number of votes cast for each Finalist Team. Should Sponsor/Administrator choose to post a tally and/or leader board on the Site, Sponsor and Administrator shall not be bound by the contents of the tally/leader board and expressly reserve the right to modify the tally/leader board and/or the number of votes received by a given Finalist Team (in the event of suspected tampering or other Rules violation), all without liability or notice of any kind.

DETERMINATION OF GRANT MONEY PRIZE WINNERS: Sponsor will evaluate the overall strength and persuasiveness of the presentations made by the three (3) Finalist Teams in expressing the merit and value of their respective proposals. The presentations are intended to elaborate upon the Teams’ Proposals, and will be evaluated based upon the judging criteria set forth above in “Determination of Finalist Teams.” To determine the specific Grant Money Prize won by each Finalist Team, Sponsor’s evaluation of the strength and persuasiveness of the three (3) Finalist Teams’ presentations will count for eighty percent (80%) of the evaluation and the results of the public online voting for Finalist Teams’ Proposals will count for twenty percent (20%). The Finalist Team ranked highest will win the Grand Prize; the Finalist Team ranked 2nd highest will win the Second Place Prize; and the Finalist Team ranked 3rd highest will win the Third Place Prize. Captains of the Finalist Teams will be notified by email, phone or mail (exact method(s) of notification to be determined by Administrator in its sole discretion) on or about 11/17/16.


Grand Prize: $40,000 in scholarships (“Scholarships”), split evenly among Team members (Scholarship is a grant or payment to be made to support a Team member’s academic tuition fee, but does not include non-tuition expenses such as food, room and board and books. Scholarship is to be awarded to college/university in the name of each Team member; Team members themselves will not receive cash under any circumstance. To the extent a Team member cannot receive monies they will forfeit such amounts as described fully above in the Eligibility section.); $25,000 to implement project. Sponsor will award an additional $10,000 to the general scholarship fund of the accredited Historically Black College or University attended by members of the Grand Prize winning team. Total Grand Prize amount: $75,000.

Second Place Prize: $15,000 to implement project.

Third Place Prize: $10,000 to implement project.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Monies to implement the project are awarded upon condition that the Team(s) utilize such funds to realize the objectives of the project. Project implementation grants will be made payable to the 501(c)(3) organization identified by the Team(s) as the “Project Partner”.  Project Partner organization(s) must be finalized prior to Team(s) making final presentations at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.  No changes to the Project Partner will be allowed after presentations are made. Should Sponsor determine that such monies are not being properly utilized, Sponsor may refuse to award such monies or require re-payment of such funds or seek other relief/remedy as allowed by applicable law. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Unused funds will be placed in the HBCU general scholarship fund at the institution attended by members of winning Team(s). No substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winners will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on prize, which will be reported to applicable governmental authorities as required by law and all unspecified costs/expenses in conjunction with acceptance, receipt, possession and use of prize(s). Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Promotion constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use each Team member’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, Team member will provide written consent to such use.

GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Captain, on behalf of him/herself and all Team members, releases Promotion Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of prize(s). Neither Released Parties nor any service providers are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information supplied by Captains/Teams while participating in the Promotion, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, lost data, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, damaged, misdirected entries or submissions. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, VOTING PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Use of any automated system to participate (including voting in the online voting) is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Submitted content that is incomplete or corrupted is void. Sponsor and Administrator are not liable or responsible for late, invalid or misdirected content that is submitted, all of which will be disqualified. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, CAPTAIN/TEAM (NOT THE RELEASED PARTIES) IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBMITTING CONTENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of being executed as planned, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator and/or Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, Captains of all Teams (or all Finalist Teams as the case may be) will be notified thereof and the selection of the Finalist Teams (and/or the Grant Money Prize won by each Finalist Team) will be made in a manner determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion, to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTES: Captain, on behalf of him/herself and all Team members, agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or the awarding of the prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Captain/Team members be permitted to obtain awards for, and Captain/Team members hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Captain’s/Team members’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of Michigan.

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION. Personal information collected from Entrants is subject to the privacy statement located at www.BlackAmericaWeb.com and to Ford Motor Company’s Privacy Statement located at http://owner.ford.com/ecp/privacy.html?mainpage=privacy&pagename=Owner%252FEmailPreferences%252FWrapper. By entering the Sweepstakes, you expressly agree to the terms of these Privacy Statements.


  • WINNERS: Names of winning Teams will be posted after 12/21/2015 after the end of the Promotion.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT of 50 U.S. or DC, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Void where prohibited. Promotion begins on 8/15/16 and ends on 11/17/16. For complete entry, eligibility and prize details see Official Rules at https://blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge or www.rickeysmileymorningshow.com/hbcuchallenge. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, 16800 Executive Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126; Ford Motor Company Fund, One American Rd., 212-A3, Dearborn, MI 48126.


No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be legal resident of 50 U.S. or DC, 18 years of age or older. Ends on 11/17/16. For official rules with entry, eligibility and prize details, go to https://blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge or www.rickeysmileymorningshow.com/hbcuchallenge.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion ends 11/17/16. Click here for details.