Hoping to boost funding for youth programming, the Ottawa Senators Foundation 50/50 draw, which was previously restricted to fans attending live hockey games at the Canadian Tire Centre, is now available online.
The 50/50 draw, which is conducted and managed by the Ottawa Senators Foundation, can now be played from anywhere in Ontario.
“We want to enable fans to have that quintessential game experience while watching the game at home,” says Jonathan Bodden, the vice-president of corporate relations and fundraising partnerships at the Ottawa Senators Foundation. “By raising more funds, we’ll be able to support our programs in social recreation, education and healthcare.”
Participants must be 18 years or older and by in the province of Ontario at the time of purchase in order to play. Winners are drawn at the start of the third period during Ottawa Senators home games. The addition of online tickets is part of the Ottawa Senators Foundation’s efforts to raise funds for its youth initiatives. The Sens Summer Campership program sends 3,000 children to summer and day camps each year, free of charge. Funding also supports the Senators Sport and Leadership League, the only year-round sports league with no registration fee.
The foundation worked with Ottawa companies Shopify and the Canadian Bank Note Co. to create a website that would comply with strict provincial regulations and be user-friendly. A random generator is used to determine the winner.
For more information about the 50/50 draw, please visit https://senators5050.com/.
Telethon raises $88,276 for Ottawa children
One in five Ottawa children live in poverty and don’t have access to sports or after-school programming. The Ottawa Senators Foundation is working to change that.
On Feb. 28, the foundation partnered with TSN and Mitel to host a telethon supporting youth programming in recreational activities and mental health awareness. Through the telethon, the foundation raised $88,276.
Besides youth and recreational activities, the foundation also supports mental health awareness. Project step – which stands for support, treatment, education and prevention – provides counselling resources to youth for drug and alcohol addictions in local high schools. Last year, the Foundation supported 53,800 children through its sports, mental health and recreational programming.
To make a donation to the Ottawa Senators Foundation, please visit https://www.sensfoundation.com/.