Mega Jackpot Night to Benefit Local Non-Profit
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars will hold their third mega jackpot 50/50 draw this season on March 24 when they host their first playoff game.
Three anonymous businesses along with some individual donors have chipped in a total of $20,000 to kick-start the jackpot with all proceeds going to help Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George.
“All the money we raise from this is going to be used to really build and sustain our current programming,” says Tim Bennett, executive director. “And grow the number of children we serve in Prince George.”
“I’m extremely excited because the Cougars are always looking to work with charities and with businesses and when we can marry the two of them together and help them do good for each other it makes us really happy as a team,” adds Andy Beesley, the Cougars vice-president of business.
The previous mega jackpot nights both eclipsed the $100,000 mark though Beesley is reluctant to predict if that will be replicated this time around (the jackpot will be shared equally between the winner and BBBSPG).
“I don’t want to make any predictions because I get really nervous doing that. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that a 6,000-seat arena could sell $100,000 worth of 50/50 tickets, so the sky’s the limit with this community.”
The Cougars, who still have two games left in their regular season, won’t know who their first-round playoff opponent is until sometime this weekend.