T.Y. Hilton Hosts DraftForCharity Fantasy Contest To Benefit The Gleaners Food Bank Of Indiana

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

Dec 09, 2015, 09:30 ET from FantasyDraft

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- T.Y. Hilton and FantasyDraft have teamed up for a special fantasy football contest this weekend to benefit The Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.  The contest runs Sunday, Dec. 13, to Monday, Dec. 14, and FantasyDraft will match all entry fees with a donation to the charity.  

The T.Y. Hilton Experience Contest awards the winner and their guest a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Indianapolis to watch the game against Tennessee on Jan. 3, 2016. The following day, they will hit Dave & Busters and go head-to-head with T.Y. for video game bragging rights.

Entries to the contest must be made by 1 pm Eastern on Sunday, 12/13.  All of the experience contests are hosted on www.fantasydraft.com.

"I want to thank FantasyDraft for the opportunity to help those in need here in Indiana during the holidays," said Hilton.  "I look forward to hosting the winners of the fantasy contest and taking them on in some video games."   

"We are thrilled to work with T.Y. Hilton on this unique fantasy contest to benefit the Indianapolis community during the holiday season," said Steve  Krombolz, COO of FantasyDraft. "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."

Recently FantasyDraft ran the Jordy Nelson and Russell Wilson Experience contests where winners won trips to Green Bay and Seattle.  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. 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.

About Gleaner's Food Bank of Indiana

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in 1980 by concerned citizens who had a simple yet profound vision: no one in Indiana should suffer from hunger and malnutrition.  Gleaners' mission is to lead the fight against hunger in central and southeast Indiana by collecting, storing, and distributing food to those in need. Gleaners distributes food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of over 250 partner agencies including: emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. https://www.gleaners.org/fight-to-end-hunger/

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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