CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and FantasyDraft have teamed up for a very special fantasy football contest this weekend. The contest awards an all-expense paid trip for the winner and their guest to San Francisco in February during the weekend of the big game. The contest runs Sunday, December 20 to Monday, December 21, and FantasyDraft will match all entry fees raised with a donation to The Atlanta Humane Society, as selected by Sharpe.
The Shannon Sharpe Experience package includes a trip to San Francisco during the weekend of the big game, Thursday, February 4 through Monday, February 8 where the winner and their guest will be Sharpe's VIP guest at the Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon, with the chance to get up close and personal with the legends of the game. The winner will also be awarded $500 cash, airfare for two, premium hotel accommodations for four nights and ground transportation to and from all events.
All contest entries must be made by 1:00 pm ET on Sunday, December 20. The Shannon Sharpe Experience is hosted on www.fantasydraft.com.
"I look forward to hanging with the greatest football players of all time at the Hall of Fame Luncheon every year," commented Sharpe. "Thanks to FantasyDraft, not only will a lucky winner have a chance to meet some of these legends, but a great organization, the Atlanta Humane Society, will benefit as well."
For each entry into the contest, FantasyDraft will donate $3 to the Atlanta Humane Society. "Our DraftforCharity campaign is dedicated to giving back to the communities where our players play and our athletes live," said Steve Krombolz, COO of FantasyDraft.
"Our FantasyDraft Contest Experiences have been an overwhelming success and our winners have been thrilled," Krombolz commented. "The chance to spend time with Shannon Sharpe and meet the greatest football players of all time will be the best yet. Not to mention it includes a free trip to San Francisco during the championship weekend if you happen to have tickets to the big game."
Recently FantasyDraft ran the TY Hilton, Jordy Nelson and Russell Wilson Experience contests where contestants won trips to Indianapolis, Green Bay and Seattle. T.Y. Hilton's Experience Contest helped fill the Gleaner Food Bank of Indiana for the holidays, 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.
DraftForCharity is a series of daily fantasy contests hosted by professional athletes on FantasyDraft. Not only do the contests feature athlete experiences as prizes, but FantasyDraft also matches entry fees in charitable donations. Among the first FantasyDraft celebrities who have hosted contests to benefit their charities are Kevin Love, Andy Dalton, and London Fletcher. Fans can learn more on www.draftforcharity.com.
About The Atlanta Humane Society
Founded in 1873, the Atlanta Humane Society is one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta. AHS serves about 25,000 animals each year, and places approximately 8,000 dogs and cats into forever homes.
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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