Sky Bet Ebor Festival: Charities given chance to win £20,000

Yorkshire charities, foundations and community groups are being given the chance to win a £20,000 donation at the Sky Bet Ebor Festival.

Sky Bet Ebor Festival to become ‘mane’ event for Yorkshire-based charities, foundations and community groups
Sky Bet Ebor Festival to become ‘mane’ event for Yorkshire-based charities, foundations and community groups

York Racecourse and Sky Bet have teamed up for a sweepstake style campaign to help 22 good causes with additional runner up prizes and donations for all those shortlisted.

The Sky Bet Ebor Festival Community Sweepstake is inviting entries from local charities and community groups from across the county, full details below – ENTER HERE.

All 22 selected will be matched with a horse running in the race at York Racecourse, on Saturday, August 20.

York Racecourse and Sky Bet team up to give Yorkshire-based good causes opportunity to win £20,000 donation in sweepstake style campaign

The causes will learn of their contender in a live TV draw.

First place in the race wins £20,000 but second and third place will also receive £5,000 and £2,000 respectively, with all remaining entrants given a £1,000 donation to put towards their project or initiative.

To further support their funding efforts, each shortlisted good cause will also receive two tickets to be there for the race - to use as a raffle prize, or gift to one of their valued members or volunteers.

Applications to take part are open until August 1, 2022.

Yorkshire charities, foundations or community groups must simply fill in an online form to enter, providing background on the work they do in the community, and a specific project or activity they would use the money for, if their horse was to win.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse, said: “The Sky Bet Ebor Festival is a highlight in our racing calendar, with the Sky Bet Ebor the feature race and a on the final day and remains Britain’s richest flat handicap. This initiative is a great way to connect with our home county and help shine a light on wide range of incredible charity or community work that happens across Yorkshire.

“We look forward to welcoming those from the shortlist to the racecourse to enjoy their day on the Saturday along with over 25,000 racegoers, as they all cheer on their respective horses”.

Michael Afflick, Director of Brand, Creative and Sponsorship at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “We’re delighted to be able support the Sky Bet Ebor Festival Community Sweepstake for another year. A core pillar of Flutter’s sustainability strategy, the Positive Impact Plan, is working with communities to Do More.

"The Sky Bet Ebor Festival is a great example of how Flutter and Sky Bet have combined its scale and local experience to drive positive change in the areas in which we live and work, and the sweepstake is a fun and interactive way for us to deliver this.

"It’s great to be working with York Racecourse again this year, and we’re looking forward to reading all about the fantastic works of the charities, foundations and communities and doing our bit to support them.”