The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary) is excited to announce our partnership with the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), for the first-ever cross-country 50/50 lottery draw in support of Olympians and Paralympians! There are multiple draw-dates available, with an Early Bird Draw happening on July 14th, and the first official draw on July 22nd for a guaranteed $1M prize!
While this is an exciting National initiative to support our athletes, it is especially impactful for Alberta supported athletes as profits gained will go directly back into Provincial Sport Organizations in our province.
The goal of the Team Canada 50/50 Lottery is to enhance the development of provincial level Athletes, Coaches, and Technical Leaders in Olympic & Paralympic sport disciplines that are eligible to participate in the Canada Summer & Winter Games. This extensive funding will be in place to support Alberta Provincial Sport Organizations in key performance areas within their programs including; Daily Training Environments (DTE), Camps & Competitions support, Coaching and Technical Leadership, Sport Science & Sport Medicine, and Organizational support.
“We’re thrilled to officially roll-out this initiative with the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support athletes as well as fellow Albertans”, said Gary Davies, Chief Executive Officer, CSI Calgary. “This lottery will directly impact Provincial sport programming to elevate athletes to podium performances for future Games. With this being one of the most interesting Olympic/Paralympic cycles to date, we’re excited to be a part of an initiative where everyone can win for Team Canada.”
Team Canada 50/50 officially launched July 12th, 2021, and tickets are available for purchase at this link. For each draw, the winner will take home half of the final jackpot, with a guaranteed $1M pot in Alberta! Tickets start at just $10, and players must be of majority age, and in their home province to play.
For more information on how you can support Team Canada, and Alberta athletes, please contact Ashley Hudson, Coordinator, Performance Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org