The Snowsuit Fund is thrilled to announce the winner of our first 50/50 raffle powered by CHEZ 106 and KiSS 105.3
Ottawa, Ontario – January 14, 2022 – The Snowsuit Fund’s first ever 50/50 Raffle powered by CHEZ 106 and KiSS 105.3, achieved a record-breaking $818,845 in ticket sales. At 9:00 am this morning, the winning ticket was randomly selected by the electronic lottery platform. Jacob Adams from Kars, Ontario will be taking home $409,423 and snowsuits will be purchased for over 7000 vulnerable Ottawa children. What a great way to start 2022!
Adams admitted it was an employee who convinced him to buy a ticket. “I never gamble on the lottery” says Adams, “I had no idea how big the jackpot was.” He plans to share his winnings with his family and maybe a bonus for that employee who persuaded him to buy. Adams knew the money raised from the 50/50 was going to the Snowsuit Fund. “I’m super happy it’s going to a good cause.”
The raffle opened on November 29, 2021 with a guaranteed Jackpot of $9,999 that quickly grew to today’s winning total of over $800,000 with $300,000 in sales in the final 24 hours.
Such massive results are a credit to the passion and creativity exhibited by Chez 106 and KiSS 105.3 announcers who encouraged radio listeners to buy tickets. KiSS’s Sandra and Chris gave out their personal cell phone numbers when the take home jackpot hit $180,000. Hosts of CHEZ 106’s The Biggs and Barr Show offered up incentives to reach what they might have thought were unattainable sales goals. Not so! Pastey Jamie was seen running across a soccer field in only his underwear and Jason Barr and Chris Biggs committed to getting tattoos they will immediately regret. “Some might want to call us heroes”, says The Biggs and Barr Show hosts.
“The 5050 Lottery has been the most successful campaign in our 28 year history with Rogers radio. We can’t thank the stations, the radio hosts and the ticket purchasers enough.” says Board Chair, Trina Fraser. “In a year where people are dealing with so many challenges, we are humbled by the generosity of our community. This money will go directly to the purchase of new snowsuits for Ottawa’s less fortunate kids”.
Every season The Snowsuit Fund distributes up to 16,000 new snowsuits to Ottawa children from low-income families. Annually, Rogers Radio stations create and champion fresh fundraising campaigns to support this beloved children’s charity. From an annual radiothon encouraging listeners to call in and pledge to endorsing and selling custom label craft brews and last year’s 10K snowsuit text-to-give challenge. Station commitment has been unwavering and proceeds have grown exponentially.
About THE SNOWSUIT FUND (www.snowsuitfund.com)
Now in its 40th year of operations, The Snowsuit Fund (SSF) purchases and distributes more than 16,000 snowsuits annually to Ottawa children in need aged 15 and younger, bringing dignity and hope to families struggling with the necessities of life. A grassroots charitable endeavour, The Snowsuit Fund receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of caring groups and individuals who give their time, money, and talents to help those less fortunate in our community.
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