CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FantasyDraft today announced DraftForCharity, a series of daily fantasy contests hosted by professional athletes. 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 hosting 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.
"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 will help raise valuable dollars for some great charities, benefiting children and families across the country."
Kevin Love will host a DraftForCharity contest on Nov. 6, with a first place prize of travel for two to Cleveland to attend the game on Nov. 19, followed by a private basketball viewing party with Love the next evening. The Kevin Love contests will benefit pediatric cancer research.
"I love what FantasyDraft is doing with DraftForCharity and am grateful for the opportunity to help raise money for some very important causes," said Love. "This is a new and fun way for fantasy sports fans to play, win a great fan experience and also do something good for our community."
The Jordy Nelson Experience, which runs Nov. 15 and 16, offers a backstage tour and front row seat as Nelson hosts "Inside the Huddle," a weekly TV show that airs in Green Bay. The winner and a guest will attend a private dinner with Nelson prior to the show and receive two tickets to the Dallas game in Green Bay on Dec. 13. Proceeds from the contest will benefit YoungLife of Green Bay.
Running Nov. 8 and 9, the Russell Wilson Experience Contest prize is a trip for two to Seattle to watch Wilson take on Cleveland on Dec. 20, and the opportunity to meet him the day prior to the game during a Saturday walkthrough. Money raised from the contest will benefit Wilson's Why Not You Foundation, which aims to empower youth to create change in the world.
FantasyDraft's first Charity Challenge contest ran Oct. 18 and 19, hosted by professional football legend London Fletcher. Proceeds benefited the London's Bridge Foundation which serves children in the Washington D.C. and Cleveland areas. The Grand Prize Winner won a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend the Dec. 7 game against Dallas with Fletcher.
In the Andy Dalton Experience contest that ran Oct. 25 and 26, a player won travel for two to Cincinnati, game tickets and a private viewing party with Dalton the next night for the Monday night game. Proceeds from the contest benefited the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation, helping children in the Cincinnati and Fort Worth communities.
All of the experience contest will be hosted on www.fantasydraft.com.
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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