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CHASE THE ACE PRESENTED BY VITERRA RAISES OVER $750,000 FOR SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH
The Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation is proud to announce that its first ever Chase the Ace presented by Viterra was able to raise over $750,000.
Proceeds from Chase the Ace go to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation and the amazing programs it supports including the Northern Saskatchewan Football League, all levels of amateur football, Raise a Reader and other youth-focused health, sport and education initiatives.
The $602,000 jackpot was awarded last Friday to David Carriere of Alida live on 620 CKRM’s the Sportscage and was accompanied by a surprise call from quarterback Cody Fajardo. Today, Carriere received his prize at Mosaic Stadium.
“This is awesome. I am a long-time season ticket holder and I have been buying (Chase the Ace tickets) since day one,” said Carriere, who works in the oil industry.
More than 6,800 Saskatchewanians played Chase the Ace since it started in June and more than 1,000 subscribed to play every week. The lottery saw weekly winners from all over the province including both Regina and Saskatoon, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Bethune, Ponteix, Langenburg and now Alida.
“This lottery was truly a provincial event, and while we were excited to crown our final winner last week, the real winners are Saskatchewan’s youth who will benefit greatly from the money raised,” said Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Executive Director Cindy Fuchs. “We are so thankful for all of the Rider fans across Saskatchewan who supported us. We would not have had the tremendous success we had without them or without our partners at Viterra and Harvard Broadcasting.”
“As a firm believer in giving back to our communities, we were proud to partner with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation to help raise a significant amount of money for a great cause,” said Kyle Jeworski, CEO for Viterra North America. “Thanks to the overwhelming support of Rider Nation, the Foundation was able to raise $750,000 which will go a long way in supporting a variety of programming for the youth of our province.”
The Foundation and Viterra thank everyone who played Chase the Ace. Due to its success and popularity, watch for it to return next off-season and many more off-seasons to come.