Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), is excited to announce that the 50/50 jackpot on December 10th vs the Toronto Maple Leafs is expected to surpass $1 million with a guaranteed minimum prize of $500,000!
Tickets are available online for the 50/50 raffle at canucks.com/online5050 starting at 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 7th. Tickets can also be purchased at the game. Sales close at the end of the 2nd intermission on Tuesday, December 10th.
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.
This is the second 50/50 super jackpot of the season. The first was an incredible $1,270,420 jackpot from the home opener when the Canucks battled the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 9. The next super jackpot of the season will occur on February 22nd when the Canucks host the Boston Bruins, and it will be another $1 million minimum guaranteed jackpot.
This is the third season the Canucks for Kids Fund is hosting 50/50 super jackpots. Last season the Canucks established a record setting $1,413,630 million jackpot on November 27th for a game between the Canucks and Kings. Another occurred on New Year's Eve when the jackpot reached $608,320 at a World Junior Championship game between Canada and Russia. And a third took place on March 6th vs. Toronto when the jackpot hit $938,385.
Overall, $4.1 million was generated for charity last year through the Canucks for Kids Fund's 50/50 raffles.
The Canucks for Kids Fund's 50/50 raffle is unique because fans at the game and online anywhere in BC can win the same jackpot. The program is operated through Ascend FS, the industry leader in digital fundraising solutions. Online tickets can only be purchased within BC's borders or by fans at the game. 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.
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 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.