Catch the Ace

Thunder Bay, ON, March 19, 2021 – You can now try to catch the ace in support of United Way of Thunder Bay and Port Arthur Rotary. The organizations are thrilled to present the latest addition to their fundraising lineups, announcing an online Catch the Ace progressive jackpot raffle.

Catch the Ace has a guaranteed prize winner every week and a progressive jackpot that goes to the winner who catches the Ace of Spades. Says Krysta Logozzo-Daniele, President, Port Arthur Rotary; “Port Arthur Rotary is proud to partner with United Way of Thunder Bay to bring the Catch the Ace raffle to Thunder Bay and beyond! Building on both organizations’ commitment to addressing a wide range of community needs, this initiative is a strong example of community collaboration.”

Tickets are available online at: to Ontario residents only and start at $10 for 10 raffle numbers, $20 for 60 numbers, $40 for 200 numbers and $80 for 500 numbers. By purchasing a ticket, participants will then have the opportunity to select an electronic envelope where they believe the Ace of Spades is hidden. If your ticket number is selected in the weekly draw, you win the weekly prize and your envelope is checked to see if it contains the ace. If the card selected is not the Ace of Spades, it’s removed from the deck and the progressive prize continues to grow. Following each draw, a new weekly draw is launched with the updated Progressive Jackpot and players can buy new raffle tickets for the following week. Weekly Prize draws continue until the Ace of Spades is discovered and the Progressive Jackpot, with a guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000, is won.

Says Albert Brulé, CEO of United Way of Thunder Bay, “United Way of Thunder Bay continues to rethink our approach to fundraising. The Catch the Ace Raffle is a creative and engaging way to help meet the urgent needs of the community as the demand for social services skyrockets in our city. Playing Catch the Ace is a fun and a safe way to help support individuals and organizations that are struggling to make ends meet, with a chance to win a lot of money too. Enjoy the thrill of chasing the ace!”

With 52 cards in a playing deck, the Catch the Ace raffle could run a maximum of 52 weeks. 50% of all proceeds raised will support various programs and initiatives that address the immediate needs of local people and families to ensure that they have access to much-needed food, housing, clothing, crisis counselling services and more. Today United Way of Thunder Bay and Port Arthur Rotary also announced that Our Kids Count, Roots to Harvest, Shelter House and St. Andrews Soup Kitchen at the Dew Drop Inn will be the first four charities to benefit from the raffle.

“The past few months have tested all of us in ways we could not have ever imagined. We have friends and neighbours who were already vulnerable, struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table. It’s been exceptionally difficult and sometimes heartbreaking. The need for vital supports only continues to increase,” says Brulé.

The Catch the Ace Raffle draw dates will be every Thursday at 8:30 pm starting April 1st, 2021. Special thanks to TELECO as a supporter for the first draw.