Blue Jackets and 5050 Central score with a new Partnership
Sep 05, 2012
When the Columbus Blue Jackets open their 2012 NHL season they will do so with a new partner, 5050 Central. The Blue Jackets Foundation and 5050 Central are teaming together on an innovative platform to raise funds for Columbus charities through a new, automated 5050 raffle. Gone are the old days where Blue Jackets volunteers manually sold raffle tickets by hand, replaced by the new 5050 Central system where tickets will be sold through automated devices and the pot totals are displayed in real time on scoreboards, televisions and monitors throughout Nationwide Arena.
"We're very excited about implementing the 5050 Central system at Blue Jackets games this upcoming hockey season. It is a proven platform, particularly among the hockey crowd," said Jen Bowden, Executive Director of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. "Transitioning to a digital system and adopting the 5050 Central platform will help our non-profit partners exponentially increase their fundraising and the automation of the program will also make the purchase process more convenient than ever for fans."
Kevin Lovitt, President of 5050 Central added, "We too are very proud of our part in helping to raise funds to help charities throughout the greater Columbus area. The Blue Jackets and the Blue Jackets Foundation are going to be tremendous partners with 5050 Central as we open the 2012/13 NHL season and continue with the 2013 NHL All Star game here in Columbus. More than the excitement we provide during the game, 5050's greatest achievement is the people that we help outside the arena. We are truly proud to be a member of the Blue Jackets team."
About The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation:
Since its inception in March 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has donated over $4 million to local non-profit organizations dedicated to serving one or more of its main pillars of giving: the fight against pediatric cancer; education; children's health and safety; and the development of youth and amateur hockey.
About 5050 Central:
5050 Central is an 50/50 automated electronic raffle management system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing clear accountability for leading sports organizations. The 5050 Central system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices, creating an effortless data collection system that provides accountability and eliminates human error. Sports organizations benefit through clear accountability and their associated charities benefit by sharing the revenue of larger raffle pots. 5050 Central is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. and boasts some of sports' best brands as clients, such as: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Braves, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Football League. For more information, visit www.5050central.com.
About Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.:
Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.'s mission is to provide innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the global sports community.
Pointstreak provides innovative sports software solutions for sports organizations such as associations, leagues, clubs and teams that are geared towards streamlining operations and improving the experience of the sports participant, fan and media. Pointstreak's major brands include: Pointstreak Stats, a real-time scoring & official league statistics system; Pointstreak Registration; an online registration & payment processing system; Pointstreak Sites; a website content management system; Team Locker Room, a free team-based social network; STEVA Sports Software; sports video indexing and analysis software; Cardinal Sports Management, recruiting and scouting services; 5050 Central; an electronic raffle system. More information about Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. can be found at www.pointstreak.com or through the product information website www.pointstreaksolutions.com.