The 50:50 raffle at the Colorado Eagles game is a progressive raffle that is run at every home game at the Budweiser Events Center and gives one lucky Eagles fan the chance to win half of that night’s jackpot.
According to a news release from Sarah Nelson, spokeswoman for Northern Colorado Youth Hockey & NoCo Ice Center, fans have an additional opportunity to win $5,000 at the last game of the Colorado Eagles season during Fan Appreciation Night on March 23.
NCYH, a nonprofit organization that provides ice hockey to boys and girls ages 4-18 in the northern Colorado Community, hosts the 50:50 Raffle at every home game. Each NCYH Junior Eagles team works the raffle to raise money to cover season expenses that include traveling to in-state and out-of-state tournaments.
The more 50:50 Raffle tickets that are purchased, the higher the jackpot will reach. So far this season jackpots have averaged around $1,250, so somebody has gone home with $625 each night. Tickets range in prices from $5, $10 and $20.
Any fan who purchases a 50:50 Raffle ticket will also be automatically entered into a Grand Prize Drawing of $5,000.
For anyone that purchases a 50:50 winning or non-winning ticket between January 25 and March 23, all ticket numbers will be entered into this prize.
Nelson said the Colorado Eagles donated most of the $5,000 prize with other sponsorships coming from American Eagle Distributing Co., Jackson Eye Care, and Play It Again Sports Longmont.
“The support from these businesses helped us reach the amount of this prize and NCYH is very thankful for their generosity,” Nelson said.
Nelson said you don’t have to be present to win.
“If family or friends are going to the game, have them purchase a ticket for you. While every ticket purchased is going to give someone some cash, NCYH appreciates all the support for youth hockey as it continues to become a more popular sport in Northern Colorado,” Nelson said.
For more information on the 50:50 Raffle or Northern Colorado Youth Hockey, visit its website at www.ncyh.org, or feel free to stop into NoCo Ice Center, home of the NCYH Junior Eagles, and speak with an NCYH staff member.