WILMINGTON, DE - The Wilmington Blue Rocks are pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will hold a 50/50 raffle at each of the remaining Blue Rocks home games during the 2013 season. Proceeds from each raffle go to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.
"This is a brand new concept that will be introduced to our fans, but it is something that has worked at other major league and minor league professional sports venues," said Kevin P. Linton, director of community affairs for the Blue Rocks. "Fans will have the opportunity to participate in something that is very economical and could win them some extra money, all while supporting a great organization here in the Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, here in Delaware."
The 50/50 raffle will be executed by 50/50 Central, a company based out of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Fans can purchase tickets two different ways while visiting Frawley Stadium during each Blue Rocks game. Fans may purchase tickets at the 50/50 kiosk, which is located on the main concourse across from the Quarry Team Store. Additionally, people can purchase tickets throughout the game from the seats from a 50/50 vendor walking around the seating area.
Tickets can be purchased from the time gates open until the seventh inning. The 50/50 drawing will take place at the end of the seventh inning, via an electronic draw. Tickets can be purchased in the following increments: 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. Fans do not need to be present to win the raffle jackpot each night. Jackpots will vary depending on the sales of the tickets each game.
"We're pleased to be working with the Wilmington Blue Rocks on this exciting fundraising endeavor," said HFHNCC Chief Executive Officer Kevin L. Smith. We know the Blue Rocks fans and how they've supported various community groups throughout their 21 seasons here in Delaware and we're looking forward to receiving their support."
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has been building affordable housing with low-income families since 1986. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has built more than 200 homes in areas throughout New Castle County including the City of Wilmington, Middletown, Newark, New Castle and St. Georges. As a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, it is among the top three largest affiliates in the Northeast (of over 210 affiliates from Delaware to Maine) in terms of home construction. Through its unique approach, Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families break the cycle of poverty through the stability and empowerment gained through homeownership.
The first raffle drawing will take place on Friday, May 17 during the 7:05 p.m. Blue Rocks' game with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, with a spectacular fireworks show to follow the game. For tickets, and mini-plan information, call 302-888-BLUE.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.