September 14/21; Volume 30/Number 7
The Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause league closed with 14 teams, including a couple of late entries which forced expansion of the league. All are playing for worthy causes as seen in the box below.
Each team pledged $1,000, which will be divided as follows:
- $5,000 to the winner’s cause
- $2,500 to the runner-up’s charity
- $1,600 to the third-place team
- $1,000 to the fourth place team
In addition, a weekly prize of $300 will be doled out to the highest scoring team for that week.
Unbeknownst to all teams that entered, FCNews will be contributing an additional 25% to each prize awarded.
Here is a brief snapshot of each cause that will be represented through the league’s participants. FCNews and all teams encourage contributions from our readers to any charity that resonates with them.
Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism, and has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research of its causes, prevention, treatments and possible cures.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Since its founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research.
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industries. The CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge recognized by the tile industry.
DriTac Flooring Products
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA)
TROSA is an innovative two-year residential substance abuse recovery program that provides comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education and continuing care, enabling substance abusers to be productive during their recovery. Based in Durham, N.C., the program only accepts substance abusers with a strong desire to change their lives. TROSA’s program elements also include counseling, mentoring and leadership training.
Floor Covering News
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that improve the health and well being of children. Ronald McDonald Houses provide safe and affordable places to stay for families of seriously ill or injured children, keeping them together during difficult times.
Parkinson Society British Columbia
Parkinson Society British Columbia is the voice of British Columbians living with Parkinson’s disease. Its purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through advocacy, education, research and support services. Parkinson Society British Columbia receives no government funding and is supported entirely by donations and volunteer efforts.
National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The National MS Society aims to move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The society helps people address the challenges of living with MS through its 50-state network of chapters. The society funds research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates education and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen has grown into the world’s largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, the group has invested more than $2.6 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Its efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34% since 1990.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Thanks in part to the contributions of this society, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the U.S. in the past two decades.
Oser Paint & Flooring
Finley Foundation for SIDS
Finley Foundation for SIDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds with the hopes of one day ending sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for the next generation of parents. Finley Foundation for SIDS sponsors numerous events including its Annual Finley 5K Run/Walk in Georgetown, Ky., and the first-ever Mid-South Football Conference SIDS awareness day in 2014 that included 13 NAIA participating football teams. The foundation’s goal is to grow the event to include over 100 teams.
Raskin Industries Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is leading the melanoma community in helping to transform melanoma from one of the deadliest cancers to one of the most treatable through research, education and advocacy. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and treatment options.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. It helps fund innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The association supports a number of causes including Go Red For Women, Go Red Por Tu Corazón and Power To End Stroke.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has spent more than 50 years finding cures and saving children. Its groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today.
The International Surface Event (TISE)
Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF)
The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF), a 34-year-old, non-profit organization, has been dedicated to financially assisting people in the floor covering industry who have suffered extreme circumstances or illnesses. The foundation depends on contributions from industry manufacturers, distributors, retailers, trade associations and individuals. Therefore, the amount of assistance that can be provided, as well as the number of beneficiaries who can be helped, is determined by the availability of funds.