UFC today announced a charitable partnership with the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to launch a combined online and in-venue 50/50 raffle campaign to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. The week-long charitable campaign will conclude with UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega, which takes place on Saturday, September 25, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Starting today, fans ages 18 years or older who are located in the state of Nevada at the time of purchase may buy raffle tickets online via UFC.Bump5050.com.
On Thursday, September 23, UFC will host the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires, at 7:30 p.m. at Park Theater inside Park MGM. The annual ceremony honors contributors and athletes who helped shape UFC and left an indelible mark on the sport of mixed martial arts.
Tickets to the induction ceremony are priced at $25.00 (not including fees), with all proceeds benefitting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. The ceremony will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.
Fans will also be able to participate in the 50/50 raffle at Toshiba Plaza on Friday, September 24 during the UFC Fan Experience and at ceremonial weigh-ins inside Park Theater. All net proceeds will benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
This collaboration, a first for UFC together with the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, is a way for UFC to give back to the local Las Vegas community during fight week.
The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada dedicated to providing emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer.
Raffle tickets are for sale at the following prices:
- 5 for $10
- 20 for $20
- 80 for $40
- 300 for $100
Raffle tickets are currently available online and will continue to be sold through the co-main event on the main card at UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega. Purchasers must be 18 years or older to play.
The winner of the raffle will receive 50 percent of the total 50/50 ticket sales, while the remaining 50 percent will go to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Once the winning ticket number has been announced and posted at UFC.Bump5050.com, the winner must contact Nuria Forsyth via email at email@example.com within 30 days from the date of the drawing.
Winner must present the winning ticket, photo ID, and complete applicable tax information to claim the prize. Once confirmed, the winner will receive a check within 30 days from the date the prize is claimed.
If the prize is not claimed by 5 p.m. PT on October 25, 2021, the remaining net proceeds will go to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. For more information on 50/50 Raffle rules and regulations, please visit UFC.Bump5050.com.
Since 2018, UFC has partnered with local charities to produce eight 50/50 raffles in Las Vegas. UFC’s 50/50 raffles in Las Vegas have collectively raised more than $482,000 with net proceeds benefitting Make- A-Wish of Southern Nevada, Miracle Flights, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Opportunity Village, Three Square Foodbank, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Southern Nevada.