NEW YORK (August 14, 2020) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced a one-day NHL 50/50+ Sweepstakes presented by Honda, Official Automotive Partner of the NHL, taking place Saturday, Aug. 15 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
On Aug. 15, hockey fans can go to NHL.com/5050sweeps to enter and donate, joining the NHL and Honda in supporting Boys and Girls Clubs across North America. The sweepstakes begins with a guaranteed total prize of $200,000 USD and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Half will be won by one lucky fan, while the other $100,000 USD will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of America or Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, depending on the location of the winner’s residence. Fans can donate $10 to receive ten entries, $20 to receive 80 entries, or $40 to receive 200 entries.
To further support the inspiring work being done by Boys & Girls Clubs across North America, any amounts raised above and beyond $200,000 – net of expenses – through the sweepstakes will go entirely to Boys & Girls Clubs of America or Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (the winning fan’s prize will not exceed $100,000, regardless of the size of the total amount raised).
Donations are intended to help build and support youth hockey and skating programming for communities that need it the most through local Boys & Girls Clubs.
“Boys & Girls Clubs help build great futures for children as they provide essential programs and services across the United States and Canada,” said Jeff Scott, NHL Vice President, Community Development and Growth. “We are thrilled to support these young boys and girls in partnership with Honda, a long-standing, committed NHL partner. The donations received by Boys & Girls Clubs will create impactful hockey initiatives in local communities, which will help foster critical youth development while growing the game of hockey.”
“In these difficult times, Boys & Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to make sure kids and teens have access to the tools they need to stay physically active, whether at the Club or at home,” says Frank Sanchez, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Thank you to the NHL and Honda for supporting Boys & Girls Clubs. Now we will be able to provide much needed equipment to kids who need it most.”
“From physical activity to teamwork to the spirit of fair play, sports are an essential ingredient in helping a young person develop the skills they need to succeed in life,” said Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “We are thrilled that the NHL and Honda have chosen Boys and Girls Clubs as their charity of choice and we look forward to getting more kids across Canada involved in hockey—a much loved part of our country’s heritage.”
“Supporting the communities where we do business is core to the Honda brand, and through our longstanding partnership with the NHL we have the unique opportunity to expand our community outreach to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada,” said Meliza Humphrey, manager of Honda Automobile Advertising at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda is proud to support NHL fans and their love for the sport and now to help children pursue their own hockey dreams through Boys & Girls Clubs.”
AscendFS Delaware Inc. has been engaged by the NHL to administer and sponsor the sweepstakes.
Entry Rules: No donation or purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of 50 US/DC/CAN (excludes Quebec as it is prohibited by provincial law), age of majority+. Ends 2:00 am ET August 16, 2020. One Grand Prize: $100,000 USD. Skill test applies for Canadian residents. Void where prohibited. No tax receipts will be issued for Canadian residents. For free entry method and official rules, go to NHL.com/5050sweeps.
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About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs and proudly welcomes its 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, for the 2021-22 season. Each team roster reflects the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Gary Bettman has served the NHL as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league to more than $5 billion in annual revenues and partnerships with more than 40 blue chip corporate sponsors. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers – league, team and player accounts combined – across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region and CCTV and Tencent in China. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Having entered the esports world in 2018, the League hosts the NHL Gaming World Championship annually, drawing record digital streaming audiences during the 2019 campaign. Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio; and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League’s inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.
About Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
For more than 60 years in the U.S., Honda has been committed to conducting its business in a sustainable manner and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition, Honda strives to strengthen our communities in many ways, by giving back to society and the communities where its associates work and live. Accordingly, Honda believes in helping people reach their life’s potential through its focus on improving children’s health, inspiring underrepresented students, preserving the environment for future generations, creating safety for everyone, and strengthening our communities. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.