Oilers launch new potentially "record-setting" multi-day 50/50 raffle

Feb 24 2022, 12:00 am

The Edmonton Oilers are hoping a new multi-day 50/50 program will hit the jackpot.

For a couple important causes, too.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) are putting together six-game combined 50/50 jackpot with net proceeds donated to the Wounded Warriors and Operation Frontline Impact — organizations that support the mental health and basic needs of veterans and frontline works.Ā Additional proceeds will support the MS Society of Canada.

The Oilers anticipate that the jackpot, building over each day, could potentially reach a “record-setting final total.”

“We will be ever grateful to the people on the frontline of the pandemic over the past two years and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation couldnā€™t think of a better cause to support through the largest gameday 50/50,ā€ said Corey Smith, Board Chair of the EOCF.

ā€œThis is a chance for Albertans to say thank you and help ensure these true heroes and their families have the support they need to manage the immense physical and mental toll that comes with being a first responder.”

Edmonton announced the initiative Wednesday.Ā 

It will feature a multi-day mega pot that includes additional prizes like a Ford Mustang and a SKI-DOO, as well as additional early-bird prizes.Ā 

The draw started on Wednesday, February 23 and runs until 11 pm MT on March 5.Ā 

ā€œThe pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on our first responders,” Scott Maxwell of Wounded Warriors Canada said. “Often overlooked are the children exposed to the secondary effects of trauma as a result of living with a first responder parent struggling with an operational stress injury such as PTSD. Our Warrior Kids Camp and Virtual programs are made possible through partnerships and we are extremely proud to partner with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation on this important Multi-Day 50/50.ā€

Albertans canĀ purchase their tickets online atĀ edmontonoilers.com/5050.

Those who buy early will be automatically entered into the following draws:

  • Wednesday, February 23Ā before 7:30 PM MT: Ford Mustang ($37,395 value)
  • Saturday, February 26Ā before 12:00 PM MT: $5,000 Cash Prize
  • Saturday, February 26Ā before 5:00 PM MT: $5,000 Cash Prize
  • Sunday, February 27Ā before 1:00 PM MT: 2022 SKI-DOO Summit from Martin Motor Sports ($16,449 value)
  • Tuesday, March 1Ā before 8:00 PM MT: $15,000 Cash Prize
  • Thursday, March 3Ā before 8:00 PM MT: $10,000 Cash Prize
  • Saturday, March 5Ā before 7:00 PM MT: Scotiabank Suite for 12 for an Oilers Home Game plus a $1,000 Food & Beverage credit ($9,600 value)

The Foundation hasĀ contributed over $66 million to charitable organizations and minor hockey programs since 2001.

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