Refurbishing Youth Baseball Fields Diamonds In The Rough
Refurbishing Youth Baseball Fields Refurbishing Youth Baseball Fields

Official Rules for Entry

The Diamonds in the Rough contest is open to any youth baseball/softball players (ages 7-12) in the participating areas (listed below). In order to nominate a youth baseball/softball field for refurbishment, players can visit to download or print off an official entry form, or visit a participating Briggs & Stratton dealer. Using the entry form, players will submit an essay (300-word maximum), explaining the following:

  1. Why should your ballpark be chosen as a Briggs & Stratton ‘Diamond in the Rough’?
  2. What specific improvements does your ballpark need?
  3. How has baseball/softball given you “The Power Within” to be successful on and off the diamond?
  • Thirty-two regional winners will be selected from all eligible entries based on the following criteria: 1) creativity (33 percent), 2) the ballpark’s refurbishing needs (33 percent) and 3) demonstration of “The Power Within.” (33 percent). The judging will take place on or about May 4, 2006 by an independent judging organization and Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Carlton Fisk, whose decisions are final. Winners will be notified on or about May 4, 2006. One grand prize winner will be determined by an online vote and will be notified on or about May 21, 2006.
  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Entries must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2006. Please visit to complete your entry form and send a recent photograph of the field, or send the official entry form, the 300-word essay, and a recent photograph of the field to: Diamonds in the Rough, 733 N. Van Buren Street, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Entries are also available at participating Briggs & Stratton dealers.
  • Eligible players must reside in one of the following television viewing areas: Fox Sports Net (FSN) North, FSN Detroit, FSN Ohio, FSN Pittsburgh, Comcast SportsNet, NESN, FSN Midwest, FSN Southwest, FSN South, FSN Florida, FSN North Wisconsin, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and WDCA-TV. Employees and immediate families of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and their agencies or affiliates are not eligible.
  • Official Prizes: The judges will select 32 winners, who will each earn $5,000 toward field refurbishing. The 32 winners will also receive a Briggs & Stratton Diamonds in the Rough prize package, including baseball memorabilia. Prize package is valued at $150. In addition, 16 regional winners who reside within 60 miles of the following cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – will be eligible for the grand prize, which will be determined by an online vote. To vote online, we will capture your email address the first time you vote. Any additional votes from the same email address will not be counted. The grand prize winner will be awarded $20,000 to refurbish their baseball/softball field, as well as a clinic from Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Carlton Fisk. Briggs & Stratton will donate two high-end tractors to two winning ball fields. The grand prize winner will receive one tractor and a random drawing of the 31 remaining regional winners awarded the second tractor. Briggs & Stratton will contact winners and his/her league representative to determine use of the prize money..
  • Conditions of Participation: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of nominations. We reserve the right to collect parent/guardian information for the purposes of marketing products and services. No personal information is collected by use of cookies. For those entering online, we will provide the parent/guardian with an e-mail letter of consent, to which they must reply in order for their child’s entry to be accepted. All entries and photos become the property of Briggs & Stratton and will be deleted from the database within 90 days after close of the contest.

Conditions on Prize:
By accepting prizes, parents or legal guardians of winners agree to release and hold harmless Briggs & Stratton Corporation, its employees and their affiliates from any and all liability, loss, or damage of any kind, arising from, or in connection with participation in the contest, the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Except where prohibited, by accepting prize, parent or legal guardian of winner agrees that Briggs & Stratton may use winner’s name, likeness, and/or prize information, in any and all media worldwide, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration.