Club's Lottery reaches significant milestone
The Goalden Gate Superdraw is run through the Club’s Lottery department which began in the early 1970’s, with the draw in its current form since November 2000.
Fans and local residents play the weekly lottery for just £1 per week and can win over 60 prizes including a £1,000 grand prize each week. The draw is held every Monday and is run by Midland Sporting Association Ltd who’s committee members are all Wolves season ticket holders. Around £1.5 million has been given away in Goalden Gate Sueprdraw prizes to date.
The Lottery Department are delighted to confirm that they have just breached the £5 million barrier of donations made to the Club’s Academy. They have also raised an incredible £98,000 for New Cross Maternity unit as well as additional donations made to the Beacon Centre for the Blind and Support our Soldiers.
Wolves Lottery has provided much needed funds to the Club over the years, in 1986 they supplied the funds needed to sign Andy Mutch in addition to the fantastic contribution they have made to the Academy.
Academy Manager Gareth Prosser says “I’d like to say thank you to the Wolves Lottery team and all of the persons involved who have achieved this fantastic milestone. This is a huge sum of money that has played a big part in the success of the Academy, in helping us to produce so many Academy Graduates into our senior team over the years. There has been huge growth in the Academy in recent years and with the standards rising all the time, these contributions will support the Academy further in continuing to produce more players for Wolves. In addition to the support received for the Academy, t is great to see the amount raised for local charities too.’’
Wolves Lottery Manager Kevin Kay says “I am so pleased that we have managed to reach our target of donating £5m through the club’s Goalden Gate Superdraw. There has been a lot of hard work from everyone in my team to make this achievement possible but we are all now focusing on reaching new targets so as to help Gareth and his staff produce the new stars of tomorrow!”
Pictured above are Julian Dent (far right), a Director at Midland Sporting Association Ltd and David Whitehouse (Far Left) was the person who made the first electronic Wolves lottery draw back in 1977 as an eight year old boy, alongside Jack Taylor.