Dec. 20, 2019, SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS air ambulance to form the STARS/SJHL 50/50 Lottery.
The Lottery will last through the remainder of the 2019-2020 SJHL season. Each SJHL team will host a STARS game night, in which 50/50 lottery tickets will be sold. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner, and the rest will be divided equally by STARS and the SJHL.
Bill Chow, President of the SJHL, stated, “STARS has made a significant impact across Saskatchewan, saving many lives with their air ambulance service. We hope that the 50/50 Lottery partnership with STARS helps raise the funds needed to replace the STARS air ambulance fleet in Saskatchewan.”
Since its inception in 1985, STARS has flown over 42,000 missions across Western Canada. Last year alone, STARS flew 812 missions in Saskatchewan. The proceeds to STARS from the SJHL partnership will support the non-profit’s fleet renewal efforts in the province through a community-based initiative called The Pegasus Project.
“Just as the SJHL was built for communities by communities, so was STARS. Both organizations want to invest in our communities and so the progressive 50/50 fundraiser is a good way, said Tammy Beauregard, development officer with the STARS Foundation. “The 50/50 is a win-win for both organizations and a lucky winner!”
In addition to ticket purchases at the games, people can support the initiative and get a chance at winning by going to SJHL5050.ca to purchase tickets. The 50/50 lottery runs until March 6.
To purchase tickets click on the link below.