Play Canucks 50/50 Across B.C. for Home and Away Games03/10/2016
…New online 50/50 raffle on PlayNow.com gives fans across B.C. a chance to win jackpots for all Canucks games, while supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund
Vancouver, B.C. – Hockey fans across B.C. can now play Canucks 50/50 jackpots from the comfort of their living room thanks to a new online 50/50 raffle on PlayNow.com that supports the Canucks for Kids Fund. BCLC’s innovative online 50/50 raffle will be available for both home and away games, giving fans a chance to win every game day, from anywhere in the province.
The new Canucks for Kids Fund Online 50/50 is a separate raffle from the existing 50/50 draws held at Rogers Arena. It is available now on PlayNow.com and is the first online partnership in Canada between a provincial lottery corporation and a charity.
Potential jackpots for the new online 50/50 could be significant given the provincial reach of the raffle. As a comparable, last year’s in-game 50/50 at Rogers Arena raised approximately $65,000 to $100,000 per game and generated over $1 million for the Canucks for Kids Fund.
Funds generated from the online 50/50 are split between the winner of the 50/50 draw and the Canucks for Kids Fund. The money collected will help support the Canucks for Kids Fund which raises money to support children’s health and wellness, grassroots hockey development and education in B.C. Core beneficiaries of the Fund include: Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. PlayNow.com does not profit on any of the sales of the Canucks 50/50 tickets.
“The Canucks are B.C.’s team so we’re very excited to include fans all over the province in this opportunity to support their community, while also giving everyone a chance to win exciting 50/50 jackpots,” said Paolo Aquilini, Board Chair of the Canucks for Kids Fund. “The Fund has raised over $52 million for children’s charities over the past 31 years thanks to the generosity of our fans and partners. We’re very grateful to BCLC for supporting this innovative new program which will help us extend our support across B.C. for years to come.”
“BCLC has been playing it forward for more than 31 years. Thanks to our customers we’ve generated revenue for the Province of British Columbia to fund community programs, provincial programs and services, charities, and major events that have helped shape B.C.” said Jim Lightbody, President and CEO of BCLC. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the Canucks for Kids Fund and making a difference for children’s charities.”
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