Canadian Olympic Foundation launches 50/50 draw to support local athletes

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Published July 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm

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The Canadian Olympic Foundation has launched Team Canada 50/50, the first coast-to-coast-to-coast 50/50 raffle.

Net proceeds from each provincial raffle will be invested directly into the respective provincial and territorial sport system, helping athletes to pursue their Olympic dreams.

The first of three 50/50 charitable raffles are now available for purchase. Canadians can enter into their provincial or territorial raffle by going directly to TeamCanada5050.ca until Sunday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m.

“With the Olympic Games just moments away, the Team Canada 50/50 will add to the excitement. This historic national effort allows sports enthusiasts to lift Team Canada to new heights while directly impacting sport in communities across the country,” said Cindy Yelle, chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and former Team Canada athlete.

“Every Canadian who participates in the 50/50 is helping us deliver on the potential to help make Team Canada the greatest it can be.”

The Team Canada 50/50 officially launched on Monday. Each winner will take home half of the final jackpot and the other half will be invested into the winner’s province or territory. Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased via TeamCanada5050.ca.

Players must be of majority age in their home province in order to play.

For more information about the Canadian Olympic Foundation and how you can support Team Canada, visit the website.

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