This weekend we’ll be hosting a special contest on DraftKings for Breast Cancer Awareness. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated Breast Cancer Foundation in the country.
- 100% of Entry Fees Go To Charity
- DraftKings will match up to $10,000 in donations
- Top 5 Finishers in the tournament win an exclusive DK Swag Bag
- Just $5 to Donate
But the burning question has to be, “What lineup will win me one of these DK Swag Bags?” Well, we’ve put together the ‘All-Charity’ Team for Week 7 – consisting of some of the most charitable NFL players in the league.
The Week 7 DK ‘All-Charity’ Team
Eli Manning – Eli appeared on Forbes 2012 list of most generous celebrities and earlier this year he was on the “New York Observer’s Top 20 Philanthropists Under 40” list. He raised nearly $3 Million between 2007 and 2012 to build the “Eli Manning Children’s Clinic” in Mississippi.
DeMarco Murray – Murray organized programs to provide educational resources for children in the Dallas area and hopes to reach 55,000 children by 2016 through the DeMarco Murray Reading Rush program. He also personally donated over $100K in 2013 to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.
Marcel Reece – He might not have the fantasy upside, but his charitable work is unquestioned. He formed the Marcel Reece foundation in 2011 to partner with other organizations to help develop leadership skills for youths. He hosts a free football clinic in his hometown every year and has been the Raiders team ambassador to the United Way for two years in a row.
Andre Johnson – Johnson was a nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2014 and has donated over $400,000 to support programs that empower youths in single-parent homes. Among other endeavors, Johnson opened a charity golf tournament in 2014 which raised over $30,000 for the Houston Area Women’s Center.
Vincent Jackson – Jackson grew up in a military home and was another 2014 Man of the Year nominee. His charitable work focuses on his military background and wrote a children’s book, “Danny Dogtags: Dealing with Deployment”, to help children growing up in military homes. He also established the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation on Veteran’s Day in 2012.
Larry Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald started the “First Down Fund” which, according to his website, was established ” to help kids and their families by funding positive activities for kids during the summer and throughout the year, supporting kids and families in crisis, and supporting health-related organizations that work with families.”
Jason Witten – Jason Witten was the 2012 NFL Man of the Year and started the Jason Witten ScoreKeeper Program which places trained mentors in battered women’s shelters across Texas and Tennessee. In 2008, Witten also built the Jason Witten Learning Center at the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club.
Rob Gronkowski – Despite his persona, Gronk flies under the radar as one of the most charitable athletes around. He started the “Gronk Nation Youth Foundation” which inspires children to be actively involved in sports and other positive activities. He’s also hosted numerous charitable events including shaving his head in support of children battling cancer.
Carolina Defense – Thomas Davis (LB) – The Panthers defense gets the nod thanks to Thomas Davis who won the 2014 NFL Man of the Year Award. He founded the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation dedicated to improve the quality of life for over 2000 underprivileged children. The foundation has raised and distributed over $500,000 since opening.