Mayor Adams signs new bill allowing sporting venues to host charitable raffles

Mayor Adams says this is a great way for teams to step up to the plate to raise money for important causes.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2023, 10:00 AM

Updated 364 days ago

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New Yorkers are now able to support the important work happening in the community while watching their favorite sports teams in-person.
Mayor Eric Adams headed to Yankee Stadium Thursday, where he signed a bill into law allowing sporting venues to conduct charitable raffles. He says this is a great way for teams to step up to the plate to raise money for important causes.
One of the bill's sponsors, Council Member Rafael Salamanca, says that across the country, professional sporting teams have been raising thousands of dollars for local charities.
In his testimony on the bill, he pointed to the Los Angeles Rams football team raised $1.7 million for local charities during their 2022 season.
However, these raffles have been prohibited in the city.
The mayor was joined by several local community organizations such as the Food Bank for New York City, the Hispanic Federation, and the Bronx Community Foundation.


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