SJHL partners with STARS for 50-50 fundraiser

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) announced its continued partnership with STARS air ambulance for another STARS/SJHL 50-50 lottery.

The 50-50 will last through the remainder of the 2020-21 SJHL season. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner, and the rest will be divided equally between STARS and the SJHL.

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Bill Chow, President of the SJHL, stated, “STARS has made a significant impact across Saskatchewan, saving many lives with their air ambulance service. We hope that the 50-50 partnership with STARS helps raise the funds needed to replace the STARS helicopter fleet in Saskatchewan.”

Since its inception in 1985, STARS has flown more than 45,000 missions across Western Canada. Last year alone, STARS flew 884 missions in Saskatchewan. The proceeds to STARS from the SJHL partnership will support the non-profit’s fleet renewal efforts in the province.

“Just as the SJHL was built for communities by communities, so was STARS. Both organizations want to invest in our communities, and the progressive 50-50 fundraiser is a good way,” said Tammy Beauregard, development officer with the STARS Foundation. “The 50-50 is a win-win for both organizations and one lucky ticket buyer.”

In addition to ticket purchases at the games, people can support the initiative and get a chance at winning.