CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Cubs are joining the fight to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Cubs Charities announced Tuesday that the proceeds from Wednesday night’s 50/50 raffle will be donated to the American Red Cross, who are working to provide shelter and supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.READ MORE: Chicago Public Library Posts Archive Of Speeches By Mayor Harold Washington, Born 99 Years Ago Thursday
Fans attending Wednesday’s game can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets beginning two hours before the game through the middle of the seventh inning from from uniformed Cubs Charities raffle ticket sellers.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Than Normal
The winning ticket will be announced at the top of the ninth inning. The winner receives half of the net proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket sales. The other half will be donated by Cubs Charities to the American Red Cross, which will help Hurricane Harvey victims.
Cubs Charities said fans that cannot attend Wednesday’s game can make a donation to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief and recovery efforts by visiting www.YouCaring.com/MLBSupports.MORE NEWS: 2 Dogs Killed, 7 People Left Homeless After Waukegan Fire
People can also visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.