Bump 50:50 Selected to Provide 50/50 Raffle Program to Pirates Charities

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Toronto – Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, announces that it has been selected by Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to provide electronic 50/50 raffle programs at Pirates spring training and home games.   

Bump 50:50 commenced the raffle program at Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida and will bring the program to Pittsburgh for the 2018 baseball season.  

Bump 50:50 provides a package of electronic raffle technologies and services that is proven to help charitable foundations implement successful electronic 50/50 raffles. 

The package for Pirates Charities includes Bump’s point-of-sale software and hardware, a triple-redundant central system for real-time raffle processing, and rapid-response services. Bump also provides its signature implementation package consisting of marketing, and other operational strategies and best practices that help maximize the potential of 50/50 raffle programs. Bump’s advances in electronic raffle programs is allowing Pirates Charities to offer new services to their fans, including for the first time the ability to purchase raffle tickets with credit cards at this year’s spring training games.

Patty Salerno, the Pirates Senior VP of Community and Public Affairs and Executive Director of Pirates Charities, commented, “The 50/50 raffle that we host at every home game is very important to Pirates Charities.  With the dollars we raise through this program, we are able to support our community in numerous ways.  We assist youth in the areas of health, fitness and education.  We support our active duty military and veterans and their families; and we help those who have been affected by cancer.  Our 50/50 raffles are the engine that makes all of these good works possible.  We are very pleased to be working with Bump 50:50 this season, and look forward to a great 2018 season!”.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Pirates Charities to the Bump 50:50 family.   Bump’s proven-effective raffle solution helps our customers improve their raffles and grow their jackpots and we look forward to using our technologies and strategies to help make great things happen for Pirates Charities in Pittsburgh.”

About Sportech’s Bump 50:50
Sportech’s Bump 50:50 provides the technologies and services to allow charitable foundations affiliated with professional sports teams, universities, and entertainment facilities to design, manage, execute, and promote 50/50 raffle programs.  Electronic 50/50 raffles help charitable foundations raise funds to support their charitable missions, harnessing the excitement and passion of fans during live sporting and entertainment events. Raffle winners and charities share the net raffle proceeds 50/50, making the fans and participating charities equal partners in the success of the program.  More information is available at www.bump5050.com.  

Parent company Sportech PLC provides and operates technology solutions for some of the world's best-known gaming companies, sports teams, and racetracks, as well as owning and operating its own gaming venues in the USA and the Netherlands under exclusive licences. For more information about Sportech PLC, visit www.sportechplc.com.

About Pirates Charities
Pirates Charities, the philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the Greater Pittsburgh region.  Pirates Charities places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission.  In addition to helping youth, Pirates Charities provides assistance to military families and veteran and offers support to those in our community who are fighting cancer. To learn more about Pirates positive impact in the community, visit pirates.com/community.

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