New for the 2013 football season, the Jaguars Foundation presents the Jaguars 50/50 Raffle for Charity. Each game, fans can purchase raffle tickets, with a chance to be the big winner. Half of the net proceeds will go to one winner. The other half will benefit the Jaguars Foundation and a co-recipient charity, with each game benefiting a different charity.
As part of the Jaguars Breast Cancer Awareness Game Day initiatives on Sunday, October 20th, Baptist Health's Hill Breast Center will be the beneficiary of the Jaguars Foundation's 50/50 Raffle for Charity. Jaguars fans will have the opportunity at the game to buy raffle tickets to support this cause. These dollars will aid 'crucial catch' women who have had abnormal results from their screening mammograms and need follow-up diagnostic tests at the Hill Breast Center.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping expressed, "The Jaguars are pleased to extend our partnership with Baptist Health in combating a disease that has taken far too many of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Together, our combined resources will help take us one step closer to our goal of eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime." Baptist Health is the official health partner of the Jaguars and sponsor of the October 20th game.
During the game, volunteers will sell raffle tickets to fans. There will be four permanent kiosks; located on the main concourse by the Bud Zone and near the ramps at Gates 2,3, and 4; as well as mobile sellers who will be in the pregame tailgate areas and in the stadium during the game through the end of the third quarter. The winning raffle ticket number will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game. Winners do not need to be present to win. Rules and regulations for the Jaguars 50/50 Raffle can be found at www.jaguars.com/foundation-community/foundation/50-50raffle.com.
The 50/50 Raffle co-recipients for the two preseason games were First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Family Promise. The J.T. Townsend Foundation and Second Harvest of North Florida were the beneficiaries for the first two home games. Over $50,000 has been raised to-date.