Sunday, January 23, 2011

DU Hockey Alumni 50-50 Raffle Off To Brisk Start

The DU Hockey Alumni Association's 50-50 Raffle was held for the first time this weekend. On Friday night they sold $1083 worth of tickets. On Saturday night they sold $1426 worth of tickets.

The DUHAA would like to thank everyone who participated. Like LetsGoDU and the Boone Movement, the DU Hockey Raffle is a great way for fans to participate on a grass roots level.

The DU Hockey Alumni Association will use the proceeds to assist the DU Hockey Program.

The next Raffle will be against Colorado College on Saturday, Feb 5th.

5 comments:

puck swami said...

This 50/50 blew the doors off everyone expectations. They neared their nightly limits in only the first weekend!

I think the limit they can give away is $1,000 per game and they can keep $1,000 per game.

I think they could raise $15,000 - 20,000 per season easily...

dggoddard said...

I'm sure they'll reach the $2,000 max ticket sales during the Colorado College game.

Anonymous said...

what was raffled off?

puck swami said...

Money was raffled off.

These 50/50 raffles started in Canada and are common in Canadian rinks in every community, and they are becoming more common in the USA.

Essentially, you buy as many $1 tickets as you want. Half the total money raised in raffle ticket sales is awarded as a prize in the third period to the lucky ticket holder selected in a drawing, while the other half of the money pot is kept by the organizer, in this case, the Denver Hockey Alumni Association. On Saturday, the winner won about $700, and DUHA got about $700, hence the 50/50 name.

dggoddard said...

A couple of seasons ago some DU NHLers donated some video equipment that the team uses at practice.

Carle & Statsny donated the 60th Anniversary throwback jerseys.

DU & CC wanted to do a historical hockey video this past offseason but the DU Athletic Department said "No."

These are the type of projects that the $25,000 raised each season will be able to fund.