SUPPORT THE 50/50 DRAW PROGRAM TO WIN!
NEW THIS SEASON AT TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AND RAPTORS HOME GAMES
The MLSE Foundation runs 50/50 draws at home games across all four of our teams - Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, and Toronto Marlies - making the 50/50 the largest on-going fundraiser.
A 50/50 draw is a lottery for which 50% of the ticket revenue brought in goes to the winning ticket holder, and 50% goes to the benefiting charity.
More than $1.295 million in 50/50 tickets were sold at Air Canada Centre, BMO Field and Ricoh Coliseum and 20,000 volunteer hours were logged last season. The 50/50 program currently supports five charitable partners (Right to Play, KidSport, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, Reach for the Rainbow) throughout the season.
More than 5,000 volunteer shifts are required annually to run the 50/50 Program. Volunteers typically work four hours per shift, arriving two hours in advance of game time and selling tickets until approximately halfway through a given game (timing varies a little depending on the sport). Our volunteers are then welcome to stay and watch the end of the game from a standing room area if they would like to do so.
If you would like to become a 50/50 volunteer, please read through the general volunteer manual which will give you a sense of how a game day runs for the 50/50 program.
If you have a winning ticket to claim, please contact us 416-815-5583.
Proceeds raised from the 50/50 program allow the MLSE Foundation to grant funds to charitable partners that support kids through sport and recreational programs. New this season, traditional 50/50 raffle draws at Raptors home games will be going high-tech. In partnership with the MLSE Foundation, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is running a pilot program to replace existing manual 50-50 raffle draws with electronic hand-held mobile devices. This will help the Ontario charities MLSE works with raise more money and provide larger prizes for raffle players.
In addition to enhanced revenue opportunities for charities, other enhancements to the 50/50 program will offer:
Real-time displays of total prize money available
Opportunity for sellers to reach more patrons