Vancouver, BC - Canucks for Kids Fund President Paolo Aquilini is proud to announce a record-breaking 2018/19 season for the Canucks for Kids Fund, with $4.7 million raised thanks to the generous support of Canucks fans across the province. The previous record was $4.4 million in 2010/2011
"The Canucks for Kids Fund is celebrating a true milestone season, both in terms of the amount that was raised overall and also due to the remarkable success of the 50/50 program," said Canucks for Kids Fund President Paolo Aquilini.
"We are incredibly grateful to all of our fans, partners, players and their families as well as the staff at Canucks Sports & Entertainment for their generous support. Together we are making a significant impact by changing lives across British Columbia."
The Canucks for Kids Fund continues to support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. This year more than a dozen children's charities in BC received Canucks for Kids Fund grants, most significantly our three core beneficiaries.
- Canucks Autism Network received $1,075,000
- Canuck Place Children's Hospice received $625,000
- BC Children's Hospital received $650,000
- Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC
- Britannia Hockey Academy
- Canucks Centre for BC Hockey
- Canucks Family Education Centre
- Canucks Power Play Program
- East End Boys Club (Arts in Action Society)
- Family Services of Greater Vancouver
- Fin's Friends Character Education Program
- Greater Vancouver Foodbank
- KidSafe Project
- PALS Autism Society
- Sarah McLachlan School of Music
- YWCA Metro Vancouver
The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) raises funds annually through several successful events including the CFKF Telethon, CFKF Dice & Ice Gala, CFKF SuperSkills, Sports Celebrities Festival and the CFKF Jake Milford Canucks Charity Invitational Golf Tournament. Most notably, the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 program also had its most successful year ever, thanks in part to a new online 50/50 platform, the partnership with the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships and the two guaranteed super-jackpots.
Additionally, the Canucks for Kids Fund broke a 50/50 world record at the Vancouver Canucks home-game vs the LA Kings on November 27, 2018 with a total jackpot of $1,413,630. The success of the 50/50 program is thanks to the team of passionate 50/50 volunteers who amassed nearly 11,300 volunteer hours last season.