Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing & Digital, has been selected by the charitable foundations linked to the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars to operate raffles to raise funds for good causes.
The company will provide the National Basketball Association team the Mavericks and National Hockey League team the Stars with the technology and related service to conduct charitable in-game raffles.
It will deliver point-of-sale software, hardware, a central system for real-time raffle processing, as well as monitoring and immediate support. It will also provide services to aid the design and coordination of efforts to promote the raffles, as well as sales team training, reporting and data analytics.
The Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars Foundations become Sportech’s first Bump 50:50 customers in Texas, where changes in state law have allowed charitable raffles to be organised around professional sporting events.
“We have a big opportunity to offer our fans a fun and easy way to participate in the mission of our Foundation, by supporting women and children in need in Dallas Fort Worth through charitable giving,” Dallas Mavericks Foundation president and Mavericks COO Floyd Jahner commented. “We are confident that the 50/50 raffle and the Bump 50:50 team can help us achieve our goals by raising funds and spreading awareness for the Dallas Mavericks Foundation.”
“We're excited to work with the Bump 50:50 team for the launch of our new charitable in-game raffle,” Dallas Stars Foundation president Jason Farris added.
“Empowering professional sports teams' non-profit foundations to raise money at their respective home games will have a significant impact on local communities.
“With the new avenue to receive donations through charitable raffle ticket purchases, we will be able to better support our current initiatives and create new ones that will benefit children across North Texas."
Bump 50:50 president Dan Tanenbaum said he was thrilled to welcome the Mavericks and the Stars to his company’s roster of clients.
“We look forward to bringing the excitement of 50/50 raffles to the fans of the Stars and the Mavericks and to helping them share in the joy of supporting the teams' charitable initiatives.”
The raffles will be held at all Mavericks and Stars home games, held at Dallas’ Americal Airlines Centre, with real-time jackpot updates shown via mobile devices, kiosk locations and on in-arena digital assets.