The start of the NFL season is less than two weeks away and along with it comes FCNews’ annual Fantasy Football for a Cause league. A few spots still remain for individuals and companies to compete against each other for a chance to win $15,000 for their charity or cause of choice.
The league will be covered in the pages of Floor Covering News throughout the season. Each charity will be given coverage in the beginning of the season to highlight what the organization does to make a difference.
Here’s how the charity football league works:
- Each team will choose a charity or cause to play for. It could be at the local level or national.
- For each of the first 14 weeks, the highest scoring team will win $500 for their charity while the second highest scoring team will win $250. (In the event of a tie for first, the two teams will split the $750 evenly.
The rest of the prize money will be split as follows:
- If 12 teams: $15,000 to 1st place team’s charity; $10,000 to 2nd place team’s charity; $7,500 to 3rd place team’s charity; $5,000 to 4th place team’s charity; $3,500 to 5th place team’s charity; $2,000 to the 6th place team’s charity and $1,000 to all other teams’ charities. *Note: ALL charities will receive a donation through the league, not just the winners.
Each company will receive checks made out to their charity for the amount they won through the season. This is so you see that the exact amount won for your cause is sent to the proper contact.
The online draft for the charity football league will be held Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. EST. Those who are unable to make the draft or are unable to designate someone to draft their team can choose ESPN’s “autopick draft” option to accumulate players based on pre-draft rankings. We’ll also manage the league using ESPN. All you need to do is log in each week and choose your starting players. There will also be weekly pickups, so teams can be improved throughout the season.
The league will follow the regular season schedule and end after Week 14. The top six teams will make the playoffs, which are held in weeks 15-17.
This is an excellent opportunity to support and create awareness for a meaningful cause and enjoy some friendly competition, so be sure to reserve your spot. To join, send an email to email@example.com with the following information: your name, company name and charity or cause of choice. We’ll send out payment information once you have expressed interest in joining. The entry fee is $5,000 per fantasy football team.
FCNews’ Fantasy Football for a Cause league is open to floor covering industry members of all experience levels. No fantasy experience is necessary. Every dollar of the proceeds will be donated to charity.