VEGAS (May 20, 2019) - The Vegas Golden Knights donated more than $1,026,000 to local charities from 51/49 Raffle proceeds during the 2018-19 season, the organization announced today at a press event with Raising Cane's. Promotional support of the 51/49 Raffle is sponsored by Raising Cane's.
Donations benefited charitable organizations including the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Folded Flag Foundation, Best Buddies, Three Square, Junior Achievement and IPOF Foundation and were then distributed to additional charities.
"Due to our fans' generosity and support of the 51/49 Raffle, we are thrilled to raise more than $1 million for a number of charitable organizations in the Las Vegas community," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "The charities who received donations touch all the organization's charitable pillars including health and wellness, hunger and homelessness, education, military and youth. We'd like to thank Raising Cane's for their support in this initiative."
"My Crew and I are so proud to use our sponsorship to help the Golden Knights Foundation's efforts to support so many outstanding organizations throughout the Las Vegas community," said Raising Cane's CEO and Founder Todd Graves. "Active community involvement is at the core of our DNA, and I am honored to join our friends in Vegas for this important event."
In addition to sponsoring promotional support of the 51/49 Raffle, as part of their partnership Raising Cane's also is the Official Chicken Finger of the Golden Knights, presenting partner of Goal Replay after Vegas Golden Knights home goals, and supporting partner of Kids Club. Raising Cane's also sponsors summer street hockey clinics with the Golden Knights.
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
ABOUT RAISING CANE'S
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane's is the fastest-growing restaurant concept over $1 billion in sales in the U.S. The company consistently ranks among the top restaurants for Overall Customer Satisfaction and was recently named "Family Favorite Restaurant Chain" by Restaurant Business magazine. Raising Cane's has also been named a Top 10 brand for craveability and was recently recognized as having the Most Loyal Guests - known as "Caniacs" - in the fast-casual segment in Technomic's 2018 Consumers' Choice Awards. Raising Cane's was ranked by Glassdoor as one of the Top 100 places to work in the United States, voted on by its Crewmembers two years in a row. More information is available at raisingcanes.com.