07/14/2010 1:08 PM ET
50/50 Game-Day Raffle at Wrigley Field to Begin July 15
Proceeds Benefit Chicago Charities
One lucky fan at each Cubs home game will walk away as the winner of a significant cash prize. Many nonprofits in Chicago will further their missions with the help of Cubs fans' generosity. Both fans and nonprofits will benefit from Chicago Cubs Charities' new 50/50 raffle at Wrigley Field, which is taking place at all Cubs home games following the 2010 All-Star Break.
Fans may purchase 50/50 raffle tickets from uniformed Chicago Cubs Charities raffle ticket sellers starting two hours before the game until the bottom of the fourth inning. The winning ticket will be announced in the middle of the eighth inning and one lucky fan will win half of the net proceeds from the game's raffle ticket sales. The other half will benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.
Tickets may be purchased in the following allotments: One ticket for $2, three tickets for $5, seven tickets for $10 and 15 tickets for $20.
The raffle's winning number and prize amount may be verified at the Fan Services window on Wrigley Field's main concourse or by calling the Chicago Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle hotline at 773-404-4726. Official rules are available at these locations as well.
"We're excited to introduce the Chicago Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle at Wrigley Field," said Mike Lufrano, Cubs senior vice president, community affairs. "It promises to be a lot of fun for fans who participate and will raise funds to help those in need throughout Chicago."
About Chicago Cubs Charities:
Chicago Cubs Charities supplements the efforts of the team to harness the passion of Cubs fans and improve the lives of children and families across Chicago. Chicago Cubs Charities looks for opportunities where moderate funding can produce significant results within the community. The organization promotes children and young-adult interest in sports; community-based services targeted to low- and moderate-income families; community development initiatives; and schools, parks, open spaces and organizations within the immediate area surrounding Wrigley Field.