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Canucks hold first ever multi-game 50/50 raffle

... $50,000 minimum guaranteed jackpot

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), will host the first ever multi-game road trip 50/50 Raffle. Funds accumulated over the span of the Canucks five-game road trip from Jan. 7-15 will go to one lucky fan, with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $50,000.

Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are on sale now at canucks.com/online5050. Sales will close on Wednesday, January 15th at 12:00 noon following the last game of the road trip in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Funds raised from this special 50/50 raffle will help the Canucks for Kids Fund support charities across BC, including the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children's Hospice and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

Overall, $4.1 million was generated for charity last year through the Canucks for Kids Fund's 50/50 raffles.

Fans anywhere in BC can win the jackpot. The program is operated through Ascend FS, the industry leader in digital fundraising solutions. Online tickets can only be purchased within the Province of B.C. Tickets purchasers must be 19+ to play.

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 $64 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 34 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 market place 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.ascendfs.com.

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How to Buy:

Buying a ticket is a simple process, similar to most online purchases. Tickets are sold online in BC only at Canucks.com/online5050. They are also sold at the same time doors open at Rogers Arena (and in some cases sooner than the opening of doors) until the end of the 2nd intermission.

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 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 Draw:

The winning ticket is drawn during the third period of the game with just over 10 minutes to play. The winning ticket will be announced during the final minutes of the game. 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.

Sales will open online at 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 7th for the December 10th raffle draw.

For the remaining super jackpot on Saturday, February 22 - Boston vs. Vancouver the winner will be guaranteed a minimum prize of $500,000.

About the 50/50 Raffle

  • Players must be 19 years or older to purchase a 50/50 ticket. Online tickets are only available to fans purchasing in B.C.
  • The 50/50 raffle is operated through an electronic system operated by Ascend FS and their 5050 Central product that uses sophisticated hardware and software for the purchase of tickets and for generating, tracking, storing and reporting on numbers associated with purchased tickets.
  • Using the System, one winning ticket number is randomly generated from among the numbers associated with purchased tickets. The process is initiated by a senior Canucks for Kids Fund staff member and observed and overseen by a member of the board of directors of the Canucks for Kids Fund or by legal counsel to the Canucks for Kids Fund.
  • Winning numbers and amounts are also available on the Canucks website at Canucks.com/5050 or by calling the 50:50 hotline number at 604.899.7850.
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