Mega Jackpot for Cougars ‘Pink in the Rink Night’
Prince George, B.C. – One lucky fan at Friday night’s tilt between the Prince George Cougars and the Prince Albert Raiders will be walking away with a huge wad of cash.
The ‘Mega Jackpot Pink in the Rink Night’ is a partnership between the Prince George Cougars Society, the Northland Auto Group and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.
Net proceeds from the 50/50 draw will be donated to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. On top of that, the Cougars will be wearing commemorative pink jerseys that night which will be auctioned off in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
At noon, this Friday, Northland Auto Group will be purchasing $20,000 worth of 50/50 tickets which will be given to the first 2,000 people who show up for a ticket.
“We’re actually going to open the doors at noon Friday,” said Cougars vice-president of business, Andy Beesley. “We’ll start printing them off and fans are welcome to come in, assuming they’ve got a ticket for the game and assuming they’re 19-years-old or older and they can beat the lineups by purchasing additional tickets right then and there.”
The last time the Cougars did a mega jackpot, the pot ended up at over $67,000 and they had to shut down ticket sales in the first intermission due to the extreme load on their equipment.
Beesley says he’s confident that won’t be an issue this time around.
“Since then, our team has upgraded the entire 50/50 system to NHL standards, and we are 100% confident that we can easily handle anything.”
“On behalf of Peter Sia, Kyle Bachman, and I, along with all our employees at the Northland Auto Group, we are very excited to be able to help support such an incredible night of raising funds and awareness for breast cancer and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation,” added Northland Auto Group’s regional controller Jim Meier.
“Our Auto Group is committed to giving back to this great community of Prince George and the Northern region that supports our three dealerships.”