CK charities & groups benefit from record breaking firefighters draw

Bothwell Fire50/50 draw 2021. (Photo via Bothwell Fire Facebook)

Firefighters in Bothwell and Thamesville have hit an all-time high with their 50/50 draw to help local charities and organizations.

As of Friday afternoon, the draw was at $200,000 and counting. Bothwell Station Chief Brian Carroll said that doubles the 2019 total of just over $100,000.

Carroll said the firefighters do this to make communities a better and safer place to live, adding they try to help as many charities as they can.

“Of course there’s a big network of old car people out there anyway. So, they’re kind of our backbone and then it kind of skyrockets from there,” said Carroll.¬†“We’ve been at this for 30 years probably. So, there’s everything from hospitals, to burn units, muscular dystrophy, the local minor hockey systems, the legions.”

Carroll said the pandemic made it tough this year because all sales had to be online and a car show had to be cancelled the past two years, but he’s very happy with the results, adding the jackpot has surpassed all of his expectations.

The deadline to buy tickets is 4 p.m. on Saturday. The draw will take place at 6 p.m. at the hall and the winner will be contacted shortly after.

Tickets can be bought and results can be found by clicking here.