The Regina Pats are helping out two charities with proceeds from the 50/50 at the Memorial Cup.
Kidsport and the Soldier On Foundation each received a cheque for 50,000 this week from the Regina Pats Charity Foundation.
“Money like this for KidSport means that all kids will get a chance to play the sports that they love,” said KidSport spokeswoman Tammy Hoffert, noting the money’s importance to help them progress further forward with their goal. “In Saskatchewan alone in 2017, we funded over 10,000 children to play the sports they love. So funding from events such as the Memorial Cup ensures that all kids will get a chance to play sports.”
For the Director of the RPCF Mark Rathwell, it’s fantastic for them to give the money to the two organizations.
“We were excited when they were chosen as the charities of choice, because we’ve seen the impact that KidSport and Soldier On have on individuals,” he said. “The ability to do something like this, we’re really proud.”
Those who bought tickets for the May 17th and 20th game may want to see if they still have them kicking around. The jackpots for those two games went unclaimed. The winning numbers can be found on the Pats website. If they end up going unclaimed, the combined $44,000 can go to another pot next season or donated to another charity.