Last night, the Flyers’ (brilliant*) 50-50 raised a record $85,595, with half of the money going to One Fund Boston. According to this Tweet from Flyers charities, it is the largest 50-50 ever, for all of history, since the beginning of time and people keeping track of such frivolous things.
*Let’s talk about the raffle: WHY DOESN’T EVERY TEAM DO THIS? Besides the psychology behind folks wanting to play since they have a measurable chance to win, a 50-50 is an easy win for charities, too. I’m surprised more teams don’t do this at every game. And even if they wanted to be greedy.. market it as 50-50 to sign a free agent. If the Phillies did a 50-50 every game and pocketed $30k each night, they could reasonably tell fans that they contributed $2.4 million toward whichever slow, plodding white guy they sign next winter. This way Amaro can blame us when he gets fired. Everybody wins.
Anyway, nice work by the Flyers.