The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that the team is partnering with four local minor hockey teams to raise funds to support player development through the first annual Brandon Wheat Kings Progressive 50/50.
This new month long 50/50 fundraiser will see one lucky ticket purchaser take home half the pot, with the remaining half of the pot being split amongst the select teams. Fifty percent of the pot will go towards the Wheat Kings Player Development fund, twenty percent to the U18 AAA program, ten percent to the U17 AAA program, ten percent to the U15 AAA Female program and ten percent to the U15 AAA Male program.
“As a parent of a minor hockey player, I understand the importance of player development for both the player and the team” commented Wheat Kings Owner and Governor, Jared Jacobson. “We are excited to be able to work with these local organizations to help increase player development opportunities for each of their teams”.
This exciting fundraiser will begin on Friday and will conclude on New Year’s Eve.
“We are thrilled to be part of this innovative fundraiser that will benefit the development of elite Hockey in Brandon” said U18 AAA Manager Mike Brolund.
A few businesses have already stepped up and made significant donations to the fundraising initiative with Wendy’s Brandon, Skydancer Casino and the J&G Group of Companies donating $15,000 to get the pot started.
“We are thankful for the Wheat Kings commitment to use their reach to support Brandon Minor Hockey. We have explored all traditional fundraising options, and this is a great new initiative we are happy to be a part of” said U15 AAA Female Manager Greg Beckwith.
In addition to the grand prize draw, three lucky winners will be drawn on Christmas Eve, with one winner taking home two tickets to all remaining Wheat King home games, one winner taking home a $1,000.00 Wheat Kings Team Store gift card, and another winner taking home two tickets to all remaining U18AAA Wheat King home games.
Anyone in Manitoba can get in on the action right now! TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE HERE: bwkmega5050.com
Fans can also buy their raffle tickets in person at all Wheat Kings home games at Westoba Place, as well as home games at J&G Homes Arena, where the U18 AAA, U17 AAA, U15 AAA male and female programs play out of. Watch for other ticket buying locations that will be added throughout the city over the holiday season.