Not only did Sudbury Wolves Sports and Entertainment — parent company of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League — take a giant step into the modern day and age today, they did so by supporting the United Way, with a focus on youth and youth mental health initiatives.
As announced at a live press conference held earlier today, via Wolves vice president of marketing and development Andrew Dale, Sudbury’s OHL team has made the transition to an electronic and automated 50/50 ticket purchasing.
Ergo, not only will you be able to receive a print out of your tickets, from the volunteers, you will be able to see a live total of the jackpot, as more tickets are sold. This is the same technology that is used among the major sporting events all over North America.
Michael Cullen, executive director of the United Way for Northeastern Ontario, is naturally excited to have the partnership with the Wolves in place.
“Many small organizations, even medium organizations, like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, they may struggle with a local capital upgrade to their house that they have on Pine Street, or cover capital upgrades, operating expenses for organizations and charitable good will. It will have a nice broad range,” Cullen pointed out.
When asked how important it was to help fund initiatives for youth and youth mental health, Cullen was quick to reply.
“When we did the shift last fall we did consult with many local organizations on the needs of youth and youth mental health and this helps us redefine that and actually get some money on the ground, to get some initiatives started or maintain some initiatives. So this is pretty big.”
So, next time you attend a Wolves game, don’t forget to bring some cash for the 50/50 draw. The Wolves will play host to the North Bay Battalion this Wednesday, in OHL exhibition action.