Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), is proud to announce that the 50/50 jackpot on November 27th vs. the LA Kings is expected to surpass $1 million, with a guaranteed minimum prize of $500,000! Funds raised from this special event will support the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children's Hospice and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available starting today for fans across BC at canucks.com/online5050. Tickets can also be purchased at Rogers Arena during the Canucks game vs. LA on November 27th.
The estimated $1 million jackpot is made possible thanks to Ascend FS who have guaranteed a minimum prize of $500,000 for the 50/50 raffle winner. The goal of this special 50/50 event is to raise funds for charity while eclipsing the previous record of $1,014,555 for the largest 50/50 raffle in Canadian sports history. The record was set at Rogers Arena on April 5, 2018 during the Sedin twins' final home game.
"This is an amazing opportunity for us to generate excitement, awareness and significant funds for charity," said Paolo Aquilini, President of the Canucks for Kids Fund. "We have a great opportunity for fans to participate in history with one lucky fan winning a life changing prize. But more importantly, we have an unprecedented opportunity help children and families across BC who need the support."
"We are grateful to partner with the Canucks for Kids Fund on this exciting program," said Daniel Lewis, CEO of Ascend FS. "To be able to work with such a great organization for charities is a huge win for our employees and the Vancouver community as a whole. We believe this event demonstrates the powerful combination of our online fundraising platform with our industry leading in-stadium 50/50 raffle product."
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.
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 $59 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 33 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 all 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.5050central.com.
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