Russell Wilson and Other Athletes Will Participate in DraftForCharity

Russell Wilson with kids as part of his Why Not You Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/FantasyDraft)

Russell Wilson and other professional athletes will participate in the newly-announce DraftForCharity, a series of daily fantasy contests from FantasyDraft!

According to PR Newswire, among the first pro athletes to host these contests are Russell, Jordy Nelson, Kevin Love, Andy Dalton, and London Fletcher, with the end goal to benefit their various charities. The contests will feature athlete experiences as prizes, and FantasyDraft will also match entry fees to donate to charity.

“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 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 him the next evening. His 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.”

Russell’s own contest will be held Nov. 8 and 9, and the prize is a trip for two to Seattle to watch him and the Seahawks take on Cleveland on Dec. 20, and the opportunity to meet him the day prior to the game during a Saturday walk-through. Money raised from the contest will benefit Russell’s Why Not You Foundation, which aims to empower youth to create change in the world.


Fans can learn more about these contests for  on I think it’s a cool way for people who love to create fantasy teams regularly anyway, to be able to enter for a chance to meet some of their favorite athletes and give back to charity at the same time. Awesome idea!

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  1. Its great seeing a celebrity joining in this charity. I Salute them, because even on their hectic and busy schedule, they didn’t forget to participate in this kind of charity,

  2. I think it is so important and needed celebrities or those given a gift like a proffessional athlete to give back and share with others. It is a wonderful thing – I applaud theiir commitment

  3. I always love seeing celebrities such as Russel Wilson participating in charity-type things. I think it’s good to give back whenever you are able.

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