Jimmy Johnson Hosts DraftForCharity Fantasy Contest To Benefit 'Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation'

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

Nov 24, 2015, 09:30 ET from FantasyDraft

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimmy Johnson and FantasyDraft have teamed up for a special fantasy football contest this weekend on FantasyDraft.com to benefit the Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation.  The contest runs from Sunday, Nov. 29, to Monday, Nov. 30, and FantasyDraft will match all entry fees with a donation to the charity.

The winner of the Jimmy Johnson Experience will travel to Key Largo with a guest for an all-expense paid trip to meet the famed football coach. While in the Florida Keys, the winner will get to spend some time aboard Johnson's boat Three Rings, plus a private dinner at his restaurant The Big Chill

Entries to the contest must be made by 1pm EST on Sunday, Nov. 29th.   

"Jimmy has been a great spokesperson for FantasyDraft and we are thrilled to partner with him on this contest to benefit Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation," said Grant Yoder, CEO of FantasyDraft. "DraftForCharity is helping raise valuable dollars for some great charities, benefiting children and families across the country.  As part of our #PlayersFirst efforts these celebrity athlete experiences are a great way for FantasyDraft players to give back to the communities where they live and play."  

DraftForCharity, is a series of daily fantasy contests hosted by professional athletes. Not only will 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 Jordy Nelson, Kevin Love, Andy Dalton, London Fletcher, and Russell Wilson. Fans can learn more on www.draftforcharity.com.

This past weekend Drew Brees and FantasyDraft teamed up for a DraftForCharity contest to benefit The Brees Dream Foundation.  The winner of the Drew Brees Experience contest won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Orleans with a guest to see Detroit and New Orleans go head-to-head in Monday night matchup on Dec. 21.   

Recently FantasyDraft ran the Jordy Nelson and Russell Wilson Experience contests where winners got trips to Green Bay and Seattle, respectively, won tickets to the games and a chance to spend time with the player.   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 Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation

Founded in 2010, Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation works to benefit of all children affected by substance abuse or addiction in the community.  Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation is completely volunteer run and thrives thanks to the support of its community of partners.  For more information on Tranquil Shores Children's Foundation or to make a donation without entering the contest, visit : tranquilshoresfoundation.org.

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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