Drew Brees Hosts DraftForCharity Fantasy Contest To Benefit The Brees Dream Foundation

Brees joins fellow athletes Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Kevin Love and others to host fantasy contests to benefit charities and award athlete experiences

Nov 20, 2015, 09:30 ET from FantasyDraft

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Brees and FantasyDraft have teamed up for a special fantasy football contest this weekend on FantasyDraft.com to benefit The Brees Dream Foundation.  The contest starts Sunday, Dec. 22, as part of FantasyDraft's DraftForCharity platform through which the daily fantasy site matches all entry fees with a donation to charity. 

The winner of the Drew Brees Experience contest will get a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to New Orleans. They will watch the Monday, Dec. 21, game against Detroit, followed by an inside look into a postgame practice and a chance to meet Brees on Tuesday.

Entries to the contest must be made by 1pm EST on Sunday, Nov. 22. 

"We are thrilled to work with Drew Brees on this unique fantasy contest.  FantasyDraft is dedicated to providing our players with the best fantasy sports experience, and we are committed to giving back to the communities where our players play and our athletes live," said Grant Yoder CEO of FantasyDraft. "DraftForCharity is helping raise valuable dollars for some great charities, benefiting children and families across the country."

DraftForCharity is a series of daily fantasy contests hosted by professional athletes via FantasyDraft. Not only will the contests feature athlete experiences as prizes, but FantasyDraft will also match entry fees to donate to charity. Among the first FantasyDraft celebrities who have hosted contests to benefit their charities are Kevin Love, Andy Dalton, London Fletcher, and Russell Wilson. Fans can learn more on www.draftforcharity.com.

Recently FantasyDraft ran the Jordy Nelson and Russell Wilson Experience contests where winners received trips to Green Bay and Seattle, respectively, won tickets to the games and a chance to spend time with the players.   The Jordy Nelson Experience benefited the Young Life of Green Bay organization and the Russell Wilson Experience contest benefited Wilson's Why Not You Foundation

All of the experience contests are hosted on www.fantasydraft.com.

About the Brees Dream Foundation
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Brees Dream Foundation is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.  Since the foundation's inception 12 years ago, over $22,000,000 has been contributed to charitable causes globally.

About FantasyDraft
FantasyDraft.com is a daily fantasy sports site offering daily fantasy play across multiple sports and contest formats. Paid contests range from one day to one week in length and pay out real cash prizes. FantasyDraft's guiding principle is putting #PlayersFirst by offering a larger PayoutZone, lower contest fees, flexible lineup structures, and also maintaining a low entry cap in all contests. By aligning with both active and retired professional athletes, FantasyDraft enables customers to play with celebrity athletes, offering a unique and exciting experience. Through 6 Degrees of Pay℠, FantasyDraft offers an innovative referral program which compensates their customers on the contest fees paid by players they refer, and the players they refer across six total tiers. FantasyDraft is based in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit www.fantasydraft.com.

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