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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON Helps Push 50/50 Raffle Total Past $327,000 for 2019

In 2019, UFC has conducted nine 50/50 raffles that have collectively grossed more than $327,000 with net proceeds benefitting local charitable organizations in the cities that host UFC during Fight Week.

On Friday, October 18, UFC returned to Boston, as TD Garden hosted UFC FIGHT NIGHT: REYES vs. WEIDMAN in front of 12,000 fans. During the event, UFC partnered with the Boston Bruins for an online and in-venue 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefitting the Boston Bruins Foundation.

“The Boston Bruins Foundation would like to thank UFC for helping to raise money used to fund various nonprofits in Massachusetts,” said Jason Trombetta, Assistant Manager, Boston Bruins Foundation. “UFC was a great partner with our 50/50 raffle and we truly appreciate everything they have done to help. With Dana White being from New England, we value his commitment to assist raising funds for good causes, especially in the Boston area. UFC used their platform to help raise awareness and the overall mission of the Boston Bruins Foundation, and we are very grateful.”

More than 25 volunteers and employees were on hand during the event selling raffle tickets throughout the arena, raising a total of $7,000, with half of the proceeds, $3,500, going to the Boston Bruins Foundation and the remaining half going to the winner, Anthony Sotto 
of New York, New York.

“This is amazing,” said Sotto. “I’m a huge UFC fan and I’ve entered numerous UFC 50/50 raffles when I travel to UFC events. I entered the raffle in Tampa last week and the past two times I’ve been to UFC events in Las Vegas during UFC 235 and UFC 229. It’s great that I finally won!” 

Soto continued: “I bought one $40 ticket that gave me 80 chances, and I finally won. So cool. I’m going to donate 10% of my winnings back to the Boston Bruins Foundation and use the rest of this money to travel and attend UFC 244 in New York, UFC Fight Night in D.C. and UFC 245 in Las Vegas in December!”

In 2019, UFC has conducted nine 50/50 raffles that have collectively grossed more than $327,000 with net proceeds benefitting local charitable organizations in the cities that host UFC during Fight Week.