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Paralympic Foundation of Canada Launches First-Ever 50/50 Raffle

OTTAWA – The Paralympic Foundation of Canada (PFC) is excited to announce its first-ever 50/50 raffle in support of Para sport in Ontario. Tickets for the Para 50/50 presented by Canadian Tire go on sale today to residents of Ontario aged 18+ and can be purchased at Para5050.ca. The take home Jackpot Prize starts at $25,000.

“We are excited to launch this new initiative in support of Para sport. The 50/50 culture has really grown in Canada, and we want to cultivate that enthusiasm to benefit the next generation of Para athletes,” says Dean Brokop, Director, Paralympic Foundation of Canada. “We are grateful that Canadian Tire is joining us on this journey as the presenting partner of the 50/50.”

Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) supports communities across Canada through the We All Play for Canada (WAPFC) platform as well as Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, which is committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation. WAPFC and Jumpstart reinforce CTC’s commitment to enabling and celebrating sport and play for stronger, more inclusive communities. CTC has been a partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee since 2013.

The Para 50/50 has three Early Bird Prizes and one chance at the Jackpot Prize. The dates of these draws are as follows:

Early Bird Draw #1: Saturday, August 28, 10 p.m. ET
o    $500 Canadian Tire Gift Card

Early Bird Draw #2: Wednesday, September 1, 10 p.m. ET
o    $1,000 Canadian Tire Gift Card

Early Bird Draw #3: Friday, September 3, 10 p.m. ET
o    Signed Wayne Gretzky Jersey

Jackpot: Sunday, September 5, 10 p.m. ET
o    Take home Jackpot Prize starts at $25,000

By purchasing a ticket for the Para 50/50, participants are supporting the next generation of Para athletes as they continue working towards their dream of reaching a Paralympic podium. Net proceeds of the Para 50/50 will support grants in Ontario to the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Paralympic Sport Development Fund, Next Generation Athlete Development Program, and Para Sport Jumpstart Fund.

Purchase tickets today at Para5050.ca.

Story and Image: Canadian Paralympic Foundation