Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie

Easter Seals Telethon

Telethon 50/50 Winner: ES-2443320





“As a mother of a child with physical disabilities I have seen and experienced firsthand the generosity of the community and the assistance of Easter Seals,” shared Easter Seals Telethon Co-Chair Jane Martynuck, “They say it takes a village to raise a child. No truer words are said when it comes to raising a child with physical disabilities.”

“Easter Seal families are faced with huge financial costs year after year as their children grow. A wheelchair alone can cost $32,000 to purchase,” points out Lori Amendola, Telethon Co-Chair, “ As their child grows such items as wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, communication devices, house ramps and bathing equipment all need to be purchased and upgraded. This is a huge financial burden for a family to face.”

“Augumentive communication devices can cost $10,000,” Martynuck added, “Your donation can give a child a voice so that they can express their wants and needs or simply say Mom or Dad.”

Easter Seals also owns and operates two summer camps. “At these fully accessible camps children have the opportunity to be like any other child,” shared Martynuck, whose son has been a camper for the last five years, “They are given the chance to go sailing, paddle in a canoe, sit around bon fires or catch their first fish.”

Please take the time to support children with physical disabilities in our community so that they can become unstoppABLE!



  1. The lottery will take place at the end of the Easter Seals Telethon broadcast on Sunday, March 29, 2020 on Shaw Spotlight running March 1 through March 29, 2020.
  2. All tickets will only be sold to people who are 18 years of age or older.
  3. Tickets are:  3 for $5, 10 for $10, and 60 for $20
  4. Tickets will be available at pre-arranged/booked locations throughout Sault Ste. Marie and at the Easter Seals Telethon. Selling locations to include Canadian Tire, Metro, Rome’s Independent Grocer, No Frills, Walmart, Station Mall, Food Basics, and Pino’s grocery store. 
  5. Tickets will be sold using electronic raffle system supplied by Ascend Fundraising Solutions.
  6. After buying, patrons will be given by the sellers, a receipt with their 50/50 registered numbers from a Random Selection System.  No specific numbers can be given as numbers are generated randomly.
  7. The winning ticket number will be selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw.
  8. The amount of the 50/50 can be found online at
  9. The winning number will be announced on the Sault Ste. Marie Easter Seals Telethon, on, on the purchase portal site (, and on the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, ON social media platforms.
  10. If the patron with the winning number on their ticket is at the Easter Seals Telethon, he/she may then report to the business centre at the Telethon for ticket verification or;
  11. If the winner is not in attendance at the Easter Seals Telethon, or does not wish to claim his/her prize immediately, he/she may claim the prize by contacting the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie at 705-945-1279, or by email at:  The ticket may then be brought to 364 Queen St. E at an agreed upon time for ticket verification.  The winner will then be paid by cheque for the amount posted at the Easter Seals Telethon.  Winner must have the original winning ticket and no copies.  All payments will be made by cheque.
  12. The winning ticket holder has 6 months in which to claim the prize from the date of the draw.
  13. The winner must provide his/her name, address and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet.
  14. Once the certified winner is verified, and provides identification with photo ID, he/she will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize which is, at minimum, 50% of the total sales for that draw.  If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.
  15. In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning stub will be kept in a locked, secure area and held for 6 months.  After that time period has elapsed the prize will be donated to a charity other than the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
  16. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draws:

Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie employees, members, member/employee spouses/partners, and member/employee dependents under the age of 18 who are living at home.

  1. The above set of rules will be posted at every selling location.

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