Winnipeg Jets licence plates have raised $809,580 for disadvantaged children through the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.
The Manitoba government and Manitoba Public Insurance presented the Foundation with a cheque of the proceeds on Thursday from the sale of 27,000 plates.
As part of the announcement, the Jets also revealed details of a raffle for the chance to win the licence plate #WJ0001. For $20 per ticket (maximum of 15,004 tickets), the raffle lottery proceeds will go directly to the Foundation, where one lucky fan will win the first-ever printed plate.
Tickets will be available at remaining Winnipeg Jets home games this season beginning April 6, at all Jets Gear locations, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“These licence plates were extremely popular not only among hockey fans, but Manitobans who wanted to get into the spirit of giving back to their community,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “The Winnipeg Jets’ True North Foundation is committed to making a difference in our community. The Foundation is about positive change, building strong relationships and giving back to those who need it most.”