Good news for Jets fans who will be inside the MTS Centre tomorrow.
From the Jets:
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation, the charitable arm of True North Sports & Entertainment Limited and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, announced their “Sweeten the Pot” initiative taking place at the Jets game on Tuesday, Dec. 31/13 against the Buffalo Sabres. Game time is 6:00 p.m.
The Foundation is adding to the festive atmosphere during the New Year’s Eve match-up by starting the 50/50 pot at $40,000. The $40,000 was a prize not claimed from a 50/50 win during the 2012-13 season.
The highest pot the 50/50 has generated at a Winnipeg Jets game was during the home opener on Oct. 9/11 with a total amount of $141,285 raised. The Foundation hopes to reach the $200,000 mark at tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve game.
Tickets for 50/50 are sold throughout the concourse at MTS Centre from the time doors open until he end of the second period intermission. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20. You must be 18 years or older to purchase 50/50 tickets. All proceeds from 50/50 directly benefit the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.
Throughout the first two Jets seasons, the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation has donated over $2.4 million to various youth based charities and programs. The total also includes funding for both The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy and Project 11.
Perhaps we should sweeten our IC5050 contest as well for the game. Remember to participate you need to send us a tweet @illegalcurve