June 21, 2018
Local Kathleen Steen was one lucky woman Tuesday evening at the Stan Cassidy Foundation’s Chase the Ace, winning the jackpot with a full 48 cards left in the deck.
Originally from Fredericton, Steen won the jackpot when she drew the Ace of Hearts out of the deck, with only a 2% chance of doing so. The surprising outcome led to a few seconds of confusion before excited cheers from the crowd at Mama’s Brew Pub. She won the weekly prize of 20% of the night’s ticket sales ($145) plus the $4,377.50 in the jackpot, for a total of just over $4,500.
“We have a big trip to Holland planned so this extra spending money will sure come in handy,” she says.
Although this round of the Stan Cassidy Foundation’s Chase the Ace had just begun, the jackpot was well worth winning due to contributions from two local businesses – Mama’s Brew Pub and CALMB Consulting.
Over the 5 weeks of gameplay, the Stan Cassidy Foundation sold a total of just under $3,000 in tickets. Just under $600 was given out to weekly winners.
Stan Cassidy Foundation Executive Director Alissa Lee congratulated Steen and thanked all who helped in making the foundation’s Chase the Ace possible.
“Thank you to all our volunteers, ticket purchasers and sponsors who made this a short but great round of Chase the Ace,” said Lee. “The money raised for the foundation will help us provide support to help Stan Cassidy Centre patients and families directly, and help the centre provide leading-edge patient care.”
The foundation will begin a new round of its Chase the Ace as soon as it receives approval for a new raffle licence. The start date for the new round will be announced in the coming weeks on the foundation’s Facebook page and its website at www.stancassidyfoundation.ca.
About the Stan Cassidy Foundation
The Stan Cassidy Foundation is a registered charity that directly benefits the day-to-day lives of Stan Cassidy patients and their families by raising funds for direct patient support programs, research and education, and building and equipment. Our focus is always on patient care, helping people to recover from illness, overcome obstacles and adapt to change circumstances.
For more information, contact:
Alissa Lee, Executive Director
506-443-2151 | 506-238-4555 (cell)