Electronic raffle solutions provider Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing & Digital, has signed up its first Major League Baseball client with a deal to conduct charitable prize draws for the San Diego Padres.
Bump 50:50 has been selected by the team's charitable arm the Padres Foundation to raise money by selling tickets during live events, with raffle winners and charities splitting the net proceeds evenly.
The partnership with the Padres is Bump 50:50's first contract signed with an MLB team, although it has worked with baseball teams on an ad-hoc basis in the past, generating a two-game jackpot of $290,000 at exhibition games between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Blue Jays.
"We are thrilled to welcome our first Major League Baseball team charity to Bump 50:50," the division's president Dan Tanenbaum said.
"The $290,000 two-game jackpot result at the Montreal MLB exhibition demonstrates just how effective the Bump 50:50 technology and support package can be and we're excited to put them to work in San Diego to help support the charitable mission of the Padres."
The Padres signing follows similar deals with charitable foundations linked to basketball team the Dallas Mavericks and National Hockey League side the Dallas Stars.