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$1 Million 50/50 Estimated Jackpot Launched for Canucks Autism Network


…Canucks for Kids Fund’s online 50/50 will raise funds for Canucks Autism Network to replace cancelled fundraising events due to COVID-19

Vancouver, B.C. –  The Canucks for Kids Fund, in partnership with Canucks Autism Network (CAN), is excited to announce a special 50/50 draw where the jackpot is expected to surpass $1 million with a guaranteed minimum prize of $500,000!

Proceeds will help replace Canucks Autism Network fundraising events that were either cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the CAN Pro-Am, Fishing for Kids Tournament and HM Commercial Ride for Autism.

Tickets are on-sale now at canucks.com/online5050. Sales will continue through 9:30 pm Monday, November 2nd.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for our beneficiaries, so we are doing what we can to support the Canucks Autism Network and others in the weeks and months ahead,” said Paolo Aquilini, President of the Canucks for Kids Fund. “Canucks fans have been so incredibly generous and this online 50/50 gives all of us a chance to help children and families when they need it the most.”

“CAN’s ability to raise funds during the pandemic has been significantly impacted, yet the community need to help kids, youth and adults with autism has never been greater,” said Britt Andersen, CEO at Canucks Autism Network. “Funds from this 50/50 will be absolutely vital in helping us continue virtual programs that have allowed us to reach participants isolated at home, while re-introducing in-person programs in the safest way possible.”

Since March, CAN has developed 14 weekly virtual programs, filling over 700 program spots. Ranging from pre-recorded videos to live programs hosted on Zoom, programs have included Virtual Hockey, Movement, Movie Club and more.

Meanwhile, in-person programs are being gradually reintroduced with strict health regulations in place across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Interior. Already, hundreds of participants and families have benefited while adhering to heightened safety protocols and physical distancing.

This 50/50 raffle is the first of several planned in the coming weeks as the Canucks for Kids Fund supports its beneficiaries impacted financially due to the pandemic. The next raffle begins at 9:00 am, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and will support Special Olympics BC.

The Canucks for Kids fund held online 50/50 raffles supporting Covid-19 Relief efforts and most recently during the Canucks playoff run.  The previous raffles generated $3,652,213 ($7,304,425 total jackpot) for local charities, including organizations supporting community nourishment, mental health, and children’s support programming during COVID-19 relief efforts.

Fans can select from one of four ticket pack options:

  • 3 Tickets for $5
  • 7 Tickets for $10
  • 50 Tickets for $20
  • 150 Tickets for $50

The prize is 50 per cent of the total jackpot amount.  The winning ticket number will be posted online at Canucks.com/5050tickets shortly after each draw.

Online tickets can only be purchased by fans located within BC’s borders. Must be 19 to play. Know your limit, play within it. BC Gaming Event License # 126880. The 50/50 raffle is powered by Ascend Fundraising Solutions.

Canucks Autism Network is dedicated to providing programs to individuals with autism and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond.