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Canucks to donate opening night 50/50 proceeds in Luc Bourdon's name

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the funds raised by the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 draw on opening night will be donated in Luc Bourdon’s name to a BC charity serving children. Once again, the carryover of unclaimed 50/50 funds from the 2007-08 campaign will be added to the jackpot for the Canucks season opener against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 9th. A total of $82,950 will be added to the winner’s share of the evening’s 50/50 draw. Last season’s home opener saw the lucky winner take home $87,036, which included $33,862 in unclaimed prizes from the previous year’s draws. One year prior the winner took home over $150,000.

In addition to the prize of $82,950, half of the proceeds from 50/50 ticket sales on October 9th will be added to the grand prize. Last season, an average of $24,594 was given to 50/50 draw winners at each Vancouver Canucks home game.

Vancouver Canucks 50/50 draw sees half of the draw’s total earnings given to one lucky fan with the winning 50/50 ticket. The other fifty per cent of the proceeds are donated to the Canucks for Kids Fund in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and a portion to BC Children’s hospital. Last season, $734,900 was raised by the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 draw and granted to children’s charities.

The Canucks for Kids Fund is the charitable arm of the Vancouver Canucks that designates its resources to assist charities who support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. Last season, the Canucks for Kids Fund supported Canuck Place with over $1.7 million through events and programs and the generous support of Canucks fans. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice offers specialized care for BC children living with life-threatening conditions. The program is unique in that it offers world-class health care within a home-like environment. Services include 24 hour/7 days-a-week nursing and physician support, respite care, end-of-life care, pain and symptom management, school, music and play therapy, recreation opportunities and counseling services.

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