United Way of Metro Chicago Offers Fans Chance to Win a “Virtual Hangout” with NFL Players

Funds raised support families affected by COVID-19

Chicago, IL – May 20, 2020 – As part of our collective efforts to #stayhomestaystrong, United Way of Metro Chicago announced today the launch of a virtual hangout fundraiser with National Football League (NFL) players. This 14-day campaign to raise resources for COVID-19 relief gives fans and followers the chance to win a 30-minute virtual hangout with an NFL player.

Fans can enter to win by visiting unitedway.org/hangout. Donations start at $10. Each player offers a list of activities from which winners can choose. Sample hangouts include a virtual workout, lunch, Q&A, gaming session, jam session, cooking class, story time, dance-off, and more. The sweepstakes, powered by Ascend, will run from May 18-31, 2020. The hangouts are scheduled to occur between June 1-14, 2020. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve been inspired to hear how individuals and organizations are using their talents and creativity to make an impact during this difficult time,” said Sean Garrett, president and CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago. “We’re thankful to partner with the NFL players and fans who are committed to ensuring our neighbors have access to the resources they need most.”



PLAYER NAMETEAMDESIGNATED UNITED WAY
Johnathan AbramLas Vegas RaidersUnited Way of Southern Nevada
Sam AchoFree AgentUnited Way of Metro Chicago
Lorenzo AlexanderBuffalo Bills (Retired)United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Cliff AvrilSeattle Seahawks (Retired)United Way of King County
Bene’ BenwikereFree AgentUnited Way of Southern Nevada
Brandon CarrFree AgentUnited Way of Genesee County
Kenny ClarkGreen Bay PackersBrown County United Way
Te'Von ConeyLas Vegas RaidersUnited Way of Palm Beach County
Demario DavisNew Orleans SaintsUnited Way of Southeast Louisiana
Chris DraftAtlanta Falcons (Retired)United Way Greater Atlanta
Malcolm JenkinsNew Orleans SaintsUnited Way of Southeast Louisiana
Shaq LawsonPhiladelphia EaglesUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Chris LongPhiladelphia Eagles (Retired)United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Glover QuinDetroit Lions (Retired)United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Frank RagnowDetroit LionsUnited Way for Southeastern Michigan
D.J. ReaderCincinnati BengalsUnited Way of Greater Cincinnati
Dalton RisnerDenver BroncosMile High United Way
Johnny StantonCleveland BrownsUnited Way of Lorain County
Neiko ThorpeSeattle SeahawksUnited Way of King County
K’Von WallacePhiladelphia EaglesUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Benjamin WatsonPatriots (Retired)United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

No purchase is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries for that prize. A donation or payment will not increase your chances of winning. Void where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. See Official and Campaign Supplemental Rules.




About United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way of Metro Chicago brings together businesses, government, nonprofits, and community leaders to deliver funding, resources, and expertise to nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago. We are working alongside our partners at the neighborhood level to tackle the systemic issues that have plagued our region, creating communities where children and families can thrive. United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative supports and coordinates investment and programming in 10 city and suburban communities to address community challenges and improve the lives of residents. United, we’re building stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region. For more information, visit LIVEUNITEDchicago.org.

Media Contact:
Kiara Goodwin
Senior Manager, Communications
United Way of Metro Chicago
kiara.goodwin@liveunitedchicago.org
312-906-2291

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