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Around Town: Huskies raise $20,000 through raffle

Funds will help pay for ice time next year
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Barbie Johnson, with her husband Troy, receives her $20,000 grand prize from Huskies President Mike Bacso.

The Fort St. John Huskies decided to reach high this year with their 50/50 raffle, hoping to make $20,000, and sell $40,000 in tickets overall. They were pleasantly surprised that they were able to sell out of tickets. 

"It was really great that we could sell all the tickets, and we're very thankful to Canadian Tire for letting us sell tickets there. That's a high traffic area that's helpful to have during a pandemic," said Huskies President Mike Bacso. 

Bacso said board member Michelle McArthur and the Huskies players put in a lot of time to sell the tickets. 

The money raised will go toward paying for the Huskies ice times next year. 

"It's a big help, that's a large chunk of our revenue. We didn't get what we'd expect in a normal year, so the raffle really helped out," Bacso said. 

Barbie Johnson was the lucky winner of the $20,000 prize.

"We are taken back by the win. We always buy tickets or (try to support) different local community organizations," said Johnson. "We will always support our community and am happy that the Huskies did so well with this draw."

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