True North Youth Foundation to run Winnipeg Jets 50/50 presented by PlayNow.com for every Winnipeg Jets game in 2020-21 seasonJanuary 14, 2021 9:50 am
The 2020-21 NHL season may look different than any other, but Winnipeg Jets fans will still have a familiar way to support the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) during Jets games through online Winnipeg Jets 50/50 presented by PlayNow.com draws for each home and away game this season, which includes a sweetened pot for the Jan. 14 home opener.
Winnipeg Jets 50/50 presented by PlayNow.com will open at 9:30 a.m. CT each gameday, and close at the end of the third period of that day’s game. Jets fans can purchase their online 50/50 tickets at WinnipegJets.com/5050. The results of each game’s 50/50 draw will be posted at TNYF.ca/50-50 with the winning ticket being drawn approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the raffle and the winning number posted no later than an hour following the draw.
Fans can select from the following four ticket purchasing options:
• Ten dollars ($10.00) for three (3) tickets
• Twenty dollars ($20.00) for ten (10) tickets
• Fifty dollars ($50.00) for fifty (50) tickets
• Eighty dollars ($80.00) for one hundred (100) tickets
Winning ticket info, FAQs and raffle rules are also posted at TNYF.ca/50-50. Winnipeg Jets 50/50 presented by PlayNow.com draws are open to all persons who are located in the province of Manitoba when purchasing tickets online. Ticket purchasers must be 18 years of age or older.
The TNYF will also continue its Sweeten the Pot initiative for several 50/50 draws throughout the season, where the foundation will start the pot at $20,000. Sweeten the Pot draws will be on the following dates:
• Thursday, January 14, 2021 – vs. Calgary (7 p.m. CT puck drop)
• Thursday, February 11, 2021 – vs. Ottawa (7 p.m. CT puck drop)
• Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – vs. Montreal (8 p.m. CT puck drop)
• Thursday, April 15, 2021 – @ Toronto (6 p.m. CT puck drop)
• Friday, May 7, 2021 – vs. Ottawa (7 p.m. CT puck drop)
Winnipeg Jets 50/50 presented by PlayNow.com draws offer fans the opportunity to become a game changer for Manitoba youth by participating in raising funds that will help the foundation and its three core programs – the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA), Project 11 and Camp Manitou – provide consistent programming for youth, even through the pandemic.
Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought, including a decrease in 50/50 fundraising opportunities, the foundation has worked tirelessly to ensure that Manitoba’s youth continue to receive valuable programming, even if it looks slightly different than before. The WJHA has transitioned their tutoring program online and have hosted team workouts virtually for their athletes; Camp Manitou was able to ensure a safe camp experience for campers in summer 2020 and looks forward to again welcoming campers this summer with health and safety remaining paramount; and Project 11 continues to grow – expanding to older students with a high school pilot program this year, along with starting a podcast to further engage students outside the classroom.