DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced today that they will seed the Game On Cancer 50/50 raffle pot with $30,000 for their Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 16.
The Game On Cancer 50/50 raffle will begin at Pride Plaza on Brush presented by Bud Light at 5:00 p.m. This free event is open to all fans, including non-ticket holders. All fans are welcome to participate in the 50/50 raffle and do not need to be a game-ticket holder to enter, nor do they need to be present to win. Raffle ticket sales will continue into the third quarter inside Ford Field and the winning number and final pot total will be posted on DetroitLions.com/5050.
Proceeds benefit Henry Ford Health System’s Josephine Ford Cancer Institute, its Game On Cancer campaign and the Detroit Lions’ Living for the City philanthropic initiative.
This season, the Game On Cancer 50/50 raffle has exceeded expectations, largely in part to fan participation. Since bringing mobile, electronic 50/50 raffling to Ford Field, the Game On Cancer raffle has grossed almost a half million dollars. The last three games have grossed more than $100,000 each.
For more information about Game On Cancer, please visit GameOnCancer.com, and for information about Living for the City, please visit DetroitLions.com/community.
About Living for the CityLiving for the City is the philanthropic program of The Detroit Lions. Its goal is to support transformational efforts that improve the well-being of metro Detroit’s underserved communities. Living for the City focuses on sustainable health and wellness initiatives and community development. Living for the City supports organizations that pursue integrated approaches to physical fitness, healthy eating, housing, land use and environmental planning, public transportation, community infrastructure, and aligned workforce opportunities. For more information, please visit DetroitLions.com/community.
About The Detroit LionsThe Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions finished the 2011 regular season with a 10-6 record and earned a berth in the NFL playoffs. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $6.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information visit www.DetroitLions.com.