Vancouver, B.C. - Canucks Sports & Entertainment and the Canucks for Kids Fund announced today that $1 million has been raised in support of flood relief efforts in Abbotsford, the Fraser Valley, and throughout British Columbia through three special 50/50 raffles during the team's latest homestand from November 17-21.
Thanks to the tremendous generosity of fans and the community, the three raffles exceeded more than $1.8 million in total jackpots, with over $917,000 going directly to flood relief efforts in the province. The remainder of the funds needed to reach the $1 million mark has been proudly donated by the Canucks for Kids Fund.
"We are very proud of the collective efforts and contributions of all fans who purchased tickets during the past three games, as we surpassed our $500,000 jackpot goal on each of the last two occasions," said Paolo Aquilini, President of the Canucks for Kids Fund. "Thanks to the extraordinary support from the community, we are delighted to be able to donate the remainder of the proceeds required to raise a total of $1 million towards flood relief for our neighbours who need it the most."
The Canucks first announced last week that all proceeds from their three-game homestand would be dedicated to flood relief efforts throughout BC, and on Friday extended the selling windows for the final two games to help with fundraising efforts for those who have been most impacted by recent extreme weather and flooding in the province.
The beneficiaries of the $1 million will be announced in the coming days, as the Canucks for Kids Fund works to identify which agencies are supporting the greatest areas of need.
The winning ticket numbers for each draw are available now online at canucks.com/online5050.
ONLINE 50/50 INFORMATION:
The take-home prize of all 50/50 raffles is 50 percent of the total final jackpot amount. The winning ticket numbers for each draw are announced in-arena and posted online at canucks.com/online5050 shortly after each draw.
Online tickets can only be purchased by fans located within British Columbia at the time of purchase. Must be 19+ to play. Know your limit, play within it.