The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans to hold four 50/50 raffle drawings during the team’s game on Wednesday, Dec. 31, against the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center. The grand prize drawing will have a guaranteed minimum pot of $20,015, with the three other drawings having a guaranteed prize amount of $2,015.
The game, which begins at 6 p.m., also marks the return of “Tux and Pucks,” a popular New Year’s Eve event with Sabres fans who dress up in formalwear as they ring in the new year at the arena.
Raffle tickets will be sold beginning two hours before the start of the game through the end of the second period intermission. The winning numbers - determined through a random drawing out of the pool of purchased tickets for that game - will be announced by Sabres President Ted Black during the third period. The winning number will also be posted on Sabres.com for a period of 15 calendar days after Wednesday’s game. A complete list of contest rules and restrictions can also be found at Sabres.com.
Proceeds from the 50/50 raffles at all Sabres and Buffalo Bandits home games benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Fans who are looking to dress in their New Year’s Eve best can take advantage of a special offer from ‘Tux and Pucks’ sponsor Tuxedo Junction. Simply bring your game ticket to any Tuxedo Junction to receive a complete tuxedo rental for $20.15. The offer will run up through game time on Saturday.
Tickets are still available for Wednesday’s game and can be purchased by calling 1-888-223-6000 or by visiting www.sabres.com.