Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund is excited to announce a Telethon themed 50/50 Super Jackpot, presented by TD with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $500,000 and minimum prize of $250,000. The 50/50 Super Jackpot is being held in lieu of the traditional CFKF Telethon which was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are on sale now at canucks.com/online5050. Ticket sales will close at 9:30pm on Sunday, April 18th.
Fans can also donate online anytime at canucks.com/donate and receive a tax receipt for their donation.
Canucks fans donated more than $450,000 during last year's Telethon, presented by TD. The CFKF is aiming to beat last year's total with this 50/50 Super Jackpot and has a big head start thanks to TD's generous donation. As presenting sponsor of the Telethon 50/50, TD will be donating $50,000 to support the Canucks for Kids Fund.
Funds raised from this special 50/50 raffle will go to the Canucks for Kids Fund in support of charities across BC, including the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, and BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Since the start of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers last season, the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 program has raised more than $12.8 million, including more than $5.1 million during the 2020.21 regular season.
The Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 program is operated through Ascend FS, the industry leader in digital fundraising solutions. Online tickets can only be purchased within BC's borders, and ticket purchasers must be 19+ to play.
CANUCKS FOR KIDS FUND ONLINE 50/50 BACKGROUNDER
How to Buy:
Buying a ticket is a simple process like most online purchases. Tickets are sold online in BC only at canucks.com/online5050.
Online ticket buyers in BC will receive a receipt in their email a few minutes after purchasing. It will list all numbers associated with the purchased tickets.
Fans must be 19+ to purchase and can select from one of four ticket pack options:
- 3 Tickets for $5
- 7 Tickets for $10
- 50 Tickets for $20
- 150 Tickets for $50
The winning ticket will be drawn at 9:30pm PT on Sunday, April 18.
The prize is calculated as 50 per cent of the value of all tickets sales for the draw. Actual odds depend on the number of tickets sold. For this special event, the winner is guaranteed a minimum of $500,000.
About the Canucks for Kids Fund:
The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC.
Thanks to the generosity of fans, donors, players, employees and sponsor partners, the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) has granted more than $71 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 35 years. The Canucks for Kids Fund's core beneficiaries, Canucks Autism Network (CAN), Canuck Place Children's Hospice and BC Children's Hospital Foundation are providing vital resources and life-saving care to families across this province.
ABOUT ASCEND FS:
Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), formerly Gaming Nation Inc., is a fast-growing software technology company that is the industry leader in data driven charitable fundraising solutions, including raffle and sports betting systems. With offices in New York, Toronto and the UK, we deliver our products to over 450 clients globally, including some of the most iconic brands across the sports landscape. 5050 Central, the flagship product for Ascend FS, is the marketplace leader for on-site and on-line 5050 Raffle technology. Clients include partners across the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, NLL, CFL, & NCAA as well as NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and charitable organizations. Ascend FS also owns BD Sport, an in-stadium betting system in the UK that works with over 30 Soccer Clubs including EPL teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. For more information visit, www.5050central.com