CONTESTS AND PARTICIPANTS
- Q: What is the cost to participate?
A: There are three options available. Our Rookie Package is a $10 donation for a single entry. Our Pro Package is a $50 donation for 8 entries. Our most popular option and the best value is the MVP Package, for a $150 deposit, participants receive 30 entries.
- Q: Is there a restriction to the number of entries you can submit to any contest?
A: No, there are no limits to the number of entries you can submit. The more entries you submit the better your chances to win money and prizes. More importantly, more money goes to your favorite charity!
- Q: Is there a minimum age requirement?
A: Yes, you must be a least 18 years old (or older if prohibited in your area) to participate in the contests.
- Q: When is the prize money for a contest be paid out?
A: Prize money won will be added to the participant’s account balance and can be used towards entry to other weekly contests. If requested in writing by the participant, payouts will be sent at the end of the NFL football season.
- Q: What if participants have a tie in a contest?
A: Due to the increase in the amount of players you must choose to fill your lineup, ties should not happen often. If there are ties, the participants tying will split the cash prize equally.
- Q: When do games close for registration?
A: Games will be open for registration up until 10 minutes before the game start time. We recommend that you register as early as possible to avoid the possibility of your exact game specifications not being available.
- Q: What if one of my players does not play?
A: If your player (or defense) does not play, he (or the defense) receives no points. There are no exceptions. You need to pick a starting lineup that will score the most points on game day and make smart decisions for questionable players.
- Q: How do you deal with player scoring revisions?
A: The statistics used for scoring are provided by an outside statistics provider (Fantasy Data). After the weekly games have ended we receive a final box score with statistics for each game. After receiving the final box score we then “grade” each game and award cash prizes accordingly. On a rare occasion, the statistics provider will revise the box scores after the final box score has been released. In the event of this occurring the player scores will not be updated and the graded games will not be revised. (Please note that this is different from a correction that needs to be made due to a problem with our data feed or system. In the case of these issues, we will fix the games and award the cash prizes in accordance with the true results).
- Q: What if a player I want is not in the list of players?
A: Sorry, you can only select players from the available pool. We have chosen the most relevant fantasy players from the player pool and think that you will be able to build a great roster from the group. In cases that a player has been hurt and their replacement is not listed, we will make sure they are included for the following week’s contest. Everyone has the same available player pool so no one will gain an unfair advantage. If you continually don’t see a player you would like to have selected, EMAIL US and we will try to include them in future games.
- Q: Is Fantasy Gives affiliated with the National Football League (NFL)?
A: No, Fantasy Gives is NOT affiliated with the National Football League.
- Q: Is Fantasy Gives affiliated with the non-profit groups that are supported through the fundraiser?
A: No, Fantasy Gives is not affiliated with the non-profit groups that receive financial support from this fundraiser program. Fantasy Gives is a subsidiary of A.R.F., established in 2007 and a federally recognized 501c3 charitable organization (EIN: 26-0635103).
- Q: Are fantasy sports considered gambling?
A: No, fantasy sports are NOT considered gambling and completely legal. Fantasy Gives is strictly a fundraiser that provides funds to the designated charity. Fantasy Gives does NOT operate as a gambling and/or daily fantasy sports website. Fantasy Gives adheres to fundraiser regulations by posting prizes in advance regardless of the number of participants and donations are suggested. The fantasy sports aspect of the fundraiser is solely for the purpose of entertainment and fun. The money and prizes provided are strictly there to generate excitement and increase participation for the fundraiser. Online fantasy games are specifically exempt from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law. The UIGEA defines a “bet or wager” to include risking something of value on the outcome of a contest, sports event, or a “game subject to chance.” The “game subject to chance” restriction is designed to include Internet poker, while fantasy sports are specifically excluded from the definition of “bet or wager,” as long as any prize given to a participant is not determined by the amount of fees paid to enter the competition.
- Q: How does a non-profit group get started?
A: Non-profit groups can register by calling Fantasy Gives or via the website. Each participating charity must provide proof that they are a federal and/or state recognized non-profit group.
- Q: What is the cost for a non-profit group to participate in Fantasy Gives?
A: There are no costs and no risks for the participating non-profit groups. All prize money is paid for by Fantasy Gives. Fantasy Gives even provides free promotional videos.
- Q: What if my favorite charity is not listed for the designation of my donation?
A: If your favorite charity is not listed, please EMAIL US. We will make every effort to include them in future Fantasy Gives fundraiser events.
- Q: What is required of the non-profit group?
A: Non-profit groups have no contractual commitments to Fantasy Gives. Fantasy Gives sets forth no requirements from the participating non-profit groups. Fantasy Gives recommends that in order to achieve the best results from our fundraiser, non-profit groups promote the fundraiser throughout the entire football season (September to December).
- Q: How do non-profit groups promote the fundraising program?
A: Non-profit groups are encouraged to use any means they typically use to contact their supporters (website, email, newsletters, social media, etc.). Fantasy Gives provides free promotional videos to assist in promoting the fundraiser (EMAIL US for details).
- Q: How does the fundraiser work?
A: Fantasy Gives operates the fundraiser on behalf of the non-profit groups. Participants designate the charity they want to support when entering a contest. Only one charity per contest can be designated. The designated charity receives 70% of the donation revenue. Fantasy Gives uses the remainder of the proceeds to cover the expenses of operating the fundraiser. All funds are paid out to the non-profit group at the end of the NFL football season.
- Q: What percentage of the revenue does the participating non-profit group receive?
A: The designated non-profit group receives 70% of the donation revenue. Fantasy Gives uses the remainder of the proceeds to cover the expenses of operating the fundraiser. This is an extremely high return on donation for a fundraiser, especially with no financial investment. Fantasy Gives provides free analytical data for any requesting non-profit group.
- Q: Can a non-profit group “private label” the fantasy football fundraiser without the Fantasy Gives name attached?
A: Fantasy Gives has the ability to private label our fundraiser. Fantasy Gives can discuss this option with any requesting non-profit group only after a full season of participation. A significant amount of participation will be needed in order for Fantasy Gives to approve this request (an average of 500+ supporters on a weekly basis).
Please EMAIL US if you have further questions and/or need additional information.
* Fantasy Gives is strictly a fundraiser and NOT a gambling and/or DFS website. All contests are for entertainment purposes and the revenue generated will be provided to the designated non-profit groups. Donations are suggested. Non-profit revenue based on MVP package for calculation purposes. Fantasy Gives makes no guarantees as to the amount of revenue any non-profit group will receive.