At each Eels home game at ANZ Stadium in 2018, the 50-50 Charity Raffle will raise money for the Parramatta Eels Charity Partner for that selected game.
The total proceeds of all 50-50 tickets sold at each game go into a prize pool, with 50% of the prize pool going to the lucky winner of the random draw and 50% being donated to the nominated Charity Partner (-10% administration fee from 50-50).
In Round 5, when the Parramatta Eels clashed with the Penrith Panthers on Sunday 8 April, the Club worked alongside the Blue & Gold Charity Partner Ronald McDonald House Westmead to raise much needed funds to support the amazing work they do.
Ronald McDonald House Westmead is a caring home away from home for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment. When families have to travel far from home to receive specialized medical care for their sick child, seeing accommodation in an unfamiliar place only adds to their stress and anxiety.
Whilst there is no place like home, the brand new Ronald McDonald House Westmead strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the family can stay together for the duration of their child’s treatment.
Thanks to the generous support from the Members and fans in attendance at the Round Five game, the total prize pool reached $3,0005.
The Ronald McDonald House received $1,202 in funds thanks to the generous support.
Damian Mitchell, a 10-year Parramatta Eels Member was the lucky recipient of the random draw, walking away with $1,502.50.
In the upcoming Round Seven clash against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 22 April, the 50-50 Charity Raffle will be raising funds for Parramatta Mission.
For more information on the 50-50 Charity Raffle, click here.
To find out who the Eels Charity partners for the 2018 season, click here.