Prince George Cougars Society

About the Prince George Cougars Society

50 50 Contributions

The Prince George Cougars Society is the ‘charity arm’ of the Prince George Cougars, and over the past two-plus seasons we have committed well over $105,000 towards local hockey groups and community organizations.

Thursday Mark 16th, 2017


Prince George, B.C. – For a third time this season the Prince George Cougars are looking to make some 50/50 history! On Friday, March 24th the Prince George Cougars will host Game 1 of their first round best-of-seven series (the opponent is still to be determined!), and in conjunction with local corporate partners, and the Prince George Cougars Society will be hosting yet another Mega Jackpot 50-50 draw!

Corporate partners of Big Brothers Big Sisters are teaming up and will purchase $20,000 of 50/50 tickets to launch the Game 1 Mega Jackpot draw. Then, starting at noon, fans (Who are over the age of 19 and who already have purchased tickets for Game 1) are encouraged to come to CN Centre to purchase additional tickets for the draw that will take place later that evening. The first 2000 fans 19+ can also receive one FREE $10 ticket courtesy of these business and community leaders. Proceeds from this Mega Jackpot draw are going to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Price George and our proactive mentoring programs.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our agency” says Tim Bennett, Executive Director.  “It is no secret that last year was a challenging year for our agency.  While we have almost fully recovered from that and have restored our programming the proceeds from the Mega 50/50 will help fund our core programming for 2017 and allow us to ensure that we continue to provide quality programming to ensure children and youth in Prince George gain the skills and confidence to achieve more.”

“In each of our first two mega jackpot 50-50 draws this season, we’ve managed to surpass $100,000, so the sky’s the limit for this upcoming Game 1 Mega Jackpot 50-50 draw,” said Cougars Vice President of Business, Andy Beesley. “Friday’s game will mark the first time the Cougars have started a playoff series at home in 17 years, and we want to create the best atmosphere possible for both our fans and our players. We sold out the CN Centre during our recent Mega Jackpot Night in January 20th and we can’t wait to do it again!”

Beesley adds, “This would not be possible without the phenomenal and generous support from the local community who are terrific supporters of the ours.   The PG Cougars Society is very pleased that proceeds from this Mega Jackpot 50-50 draw will go towards such a deserving organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters which makes our community a better place every day. We continue to be UNITED with our fans and our community and we can’t wait for the playoffs to begin!”

*All participants must have valid tickets for the game to be eligible to purchase 50/50 tickets or to receive a free ticket. The winner must be in attendance. Must be 19+ to play. Know you Limit, Play Within It.

Canadian Tire Mega Jackpot (January 20th 2017)

JANUARY 11TH, 2017

Canadian Tire is partnering with the PG Cougars Society to create a Mega Jackpot 50/50 night that will take place on Friday, January 20th when the Prince George Cougars play host to the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Canadian Tire is purchasing $25,000 worth of PG Cougars Society 50/50 tickets to start the pot, and from there all net proceeds from the mega jackpot draw will be donated to the local chapter of Jumpstart – An organization which helps kids in financial need get the same chance to play local sports as their neighbors, classmates and friends.

Selen Alpay, owner of PG Canadian Tire says, “We acknowledge that participation in sports has a positive impact on children and youth. Through Jumpstart and our local chapter and agencies we have seen first hand the amazing and tangible results! Kids involved in sports come away with a great sense of pride and personal fulfillment, which also become apparent in their personal lives. They have more self-confidence, self-assurance, a great sense of pride and they are poised to take on challenges they may never have attempted in previously. These kids are the future of our tine community and it just makes so much sense investing in them. Since 2011 we have impacted the lives of 3714 children and youth in a positive way. In this time Jumpstart has dispersed a total of $403,157! We are investing in the Mega 50/50 jackpot because we believe that in the final outcome we will even reach more children and youth to get them involved in sport.”

The CN Centre doors will open at NOON on Friday the 20th for fans 19+ (with tickets for the game that night) to stop buy and purchase tickets for the mega jackpot draw. Canadian Tire will be giving one FREE $10 50/50 ticket to the first 2500 fans 19+ who stop by to purchase tickets for the draw. The first 1000 people will also receive a FREE Canadian Tire water bottle with a great money saving coupon inside.

“Being united with amazing partners like Selen Alpay and Canadian Tire to give back to our community is what the PG Cougars are all about.  Back in November we held a mega jackpot draw, which started at $20,000 and ended up at over $100,000! One of our fans ended up winning over $50,000 just by coming to a hockey game and purchasing a 50/50 ticket!” comments Cougars Vice President – Business, Andy Beesley.

Beesley adds, “As always we strongly urge our fans to come to the CN Centre early to purchase their tickets in advance, because we know the PG Cougars game will be THE place to be and we don’t want fans stuck in long line ups”.

*All participants must have valid tickets for the game to be eligible to purchase 50/50 tickets or to receive a free ticket. The winner must be in attendance. Must be 19+ to play

Pink in the Rink (Nov 18th 2016)



November 14th, 2016

  • Northland Auto Group is purchasing $20,000 50/50 tickets, to start off the ‘mega jackpot’ for the PG Cougars game on Friday Nov. 18th the Prince Albert Raiders
  • The PG Cougars Society will donate proceeds from this draw to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
  • The first 2,000 adults (19+) attending the game can receive $10 of FREE 50/50 tickets from Northland Auto Group staff, who will be at the CN Centre starting at 12:00pm on Friday!
    • Those same 2,000 fans will also be given a free pink t-shirt to wear at the game
  • Adults (19+) can also purchase additional 50/50 tickets from 12:00pm – 6:00pm in the front lobby of the CN Centre, and at the game right up until the end of the second intermission
  • The PG Cougars Society has awarded lucky fans close to ½ million dollars in 50/50 prizes since the new ownership took over the team!  We don’t know how ‘mega’ this Friday’s jackpot will be, but it could be HUGE!

Important Points:

  • Only people with tickets to the Friday Nov. 18th game can purchase 50/50 tickets for that night and/or receive free 50/50 tickets from Northland Auto Group Staff
  • MUST be in attendance to win
  • “Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older.”
  • “Know your Limit, Play Within it”

The Prince George Cougars Society in conjunction with the Northland Auto Group and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation are very proud to team up for ‘Mega Jackpot Pink in the Rink Night’ which will take place on Friday, November 18th when the WHL leading Prince George Cougars host the Prince Albert Raiders at CN Centre. Net proceeds from the 50/50 draw will be donated to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. On top of the Mega Jackpot, the Prince George Cougars will be wearing special commemorative pink jerseys that night which will be auctioned off in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

“What makes this a major and OUTRAGEOUS announcement is that at NOON on November 18th, the Northland Auto Group is purchasing $20,000 worth of tickets to get the pot started.  It makes my head spin to wonder just how high the pot will grow that night, and some lucky fan is going to walk away with a huge pocket full of money, and thanks to the Cougars wonderful partners at Northland Auto Group, the Spirit of the North is going to benefit from what will hopefully be an enormous donation,” said Prince George Cougars Vice President – Business Andy Beesley.

Beesley adds, “The last time the PG Cougars Society did a mega jackpot, the pot ended up at over $67,000, and that was after having to shut down sales in the first intermission due to the extreme load on our equipment. Since then, our team has upgraded the entire 50/50 system to NHL standards, and we are 100% confident that we can easily handle anything!  This time around all 19+ adults with tickets to the game can beat the line ups and purchase 50/50 tickets starting at NOON at the CN Centre”.

“On behalf of Peter Sia, Kyle Bachman, and I, along with all our employees at the Northland Auto Group, we are very excited to be able to help support such an incredible night of raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation,” comments Jim Meier, Regional Controller – Northland Auto Group. “Northland’s in the Spirit” and our Auto Group is committed to giving back to this great community of Prince George and the Northern region that supports our three dealerships. We believe strongly in supporting the Spirit of the North as Northern healthcare is something that everybody needs. We also express our gratitude to the Prince George Cougars for our continued relationship and we thank them for the opportunities which allow us to help give back to this amazing community. We look forward to a fun, exciting and “pink” packed CN Centre on November 18th.”

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation CEO Judy Neiser adds, “We are thrilled to be the recipient of the proceeds from this event.  We have a terrific partnership with the Prince George Cougars and the Northland Auto Group collectively and we are happy to see their wishes for better health outcomes in the North realized through these contributions.”

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 season, our fans have won close to a half million dollars from the 50/50 Society draws.  The Prince George Cougars Society has used proceeds from previous 50/50 draws to support many local sports teams and organizations.

Heading into action this week the Cougars are coming off a 7-0 victory over the Kamloops Blazers and currently lead the B.C. Division by eight points with a record of 15-4-2-0. They have been nationally ranked in the CHL Top 10 for the past seven weeks (Number 3 last week) and they return to action tomorrow at 7:05 PM when they battle the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place.