Apr 8, 2019

Jackpot of at Least $50,000 Guaranteed for Tomorrow’s 50/50 Raffle at the Red Sox Home Opener

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2019




BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions, is guaranteeing a $50,000 jackpot for the 50/50 Raffle taking place during the Red Sox home opener tomorrow, April 9, 2019.

The 50/50 Raffle is a fundraising tool for the Foundation and is available during every Red Sox home game at the ballpark, as well as online for fans located in Massachusetts. Half the net proceeds posted at each game go to the winning ticket holder. The other half goes to the Red Sox Foundation to support their charitable programs and partners.

“The 50/50 Raffle is incredibly important to the Foundation, not only as a means of raising critical funds for our community, but also as a unique opportunity to engage with Red Sox fans by giving them the chance to also benefit from their donation,” said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Bekah Salwasser.

Ticket sales during the home opener will occur from the time gates open through the end of the sixth inning. Tickets are available from sellers in the stands, at a raffle kiosk located at Gates A, D & C, and online at

To participate, fans must be in the State of Massachusetts and at least eighteen (18) years of age.  Eligible fans may also purchase raffle tickets for this jackpot in advance of Tuesday’s game by visiting

Please see official rules for full details.


About the Red Sox Foundation

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their  health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.”  For more information about the foundation, visit


About Ascend FS

Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), formerly Gaming Nation Inc., is a fast-growing software technology company that is the industry leader in data driven charitable fundraising and gaming activation solutions, including raffle and sports betting systems. With offices in New York, Toronto and the UK, we deliver our products to over 450 clients globally, including some of the most iconic brands across the sports landscape.


Media Contact:

David Prince

Director of Marketing, Ascend FS

(732) 718-0414



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