The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Fox Sports Arizona raised $15,352 during last week’s 50/50 Raffle and will continue to offer the 50/50 Raffle weekly through the end of April.
The 50/50 Raffle will be available for all fans in Arizona, who can purchase raffle tickets online.
The Arizona D-backs will also match the charitable portion of the 50/50 Raffle, doubling the impact in the community to immediately assist in helping those most vulnerable during the coronavirus national emergency, according to a press release.
Each week, the 50/50 Raffle will launch at 10 a.m. Friday and run through the following week’s replays, with the drawing being held Thursday evenings, three hours into the D-backs Throwback Thursday Classic games broadcasted on Fox Sports Arizona.
Fox Sports Arizona will rebroadcast the 2017 National League Wild Card game against the Colorado Rockies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The station will also reair the 2011 National League Division Series game three against the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
Fans must be within the State of Arizona to purchase a raffle ticket online. Raffle tickets are available for three for $5; 10 for $10; or 80 for $20.
Each Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation draws a raffle ticket in which half of that week’s jackpot goes to one fan and the other half benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The winner will be announced during the weekly Throwback Thursday Classic games on Fox Sports Arizona and posted online at dbacks.com/5050raffle.
With the $15,352 raised during last week’s 50/50 Raffle, combined with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation $1 million previous contribution, the $1,065,352 will go to immediately assist in helping those most vulnerable during the coronavirus national emergency.
Last year the 50/50 Raffle raised nearly $3 million with approximately half benefiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The D-backs set a 50/50 Raffle record on Aug. 30, 2017 with $245,856 raised in one night to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.