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Press Release

United Way Offers Fans Chance to Win “Virtual Hangout” with NFL Players

Alexandria, VA, May 18, 2020: As part of our collective efforts to #stayhomestaystrong, United Way Worldwide 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 virtual workout, lunch, Q&A, gaming session, jam session, cooking class, story time, dance-off, etc. The sweepstakes, powered by Ascend, will run from May 18-31, 2020. The hangouts are scheduled to occur between June 1-14, 2020.

“United Way is proud to offer unique and creative ways for fans to engage with NFL players while raising money to help communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stan Little, Chief Experience Officer, United Way Worldwide. “Fans everywhere are already thinking about the coming football season and this opportunity gives them the chance to personally connect with players while practicing safe distancing.”

Participants include:

Player Name Team Designated United Way
Jonathan Abram
 
Las Vegas
United Way of Southern Nevada
Sam Acho Free Agent United Way of Metro Chicago
Lorenzo Alexander Buffalo Bills (Retired) United Way of Buffallo & Erie County
Cliff Avril Seattle Seahawks (Retired) United Way of King County
Bene' Benwikere Free Agent United Way of Southern Nevada
Brandon Carr Free Agent United Way of Southern Nevada
Kenny Clark Green Bay Packers Brown County United Way
Te'Von Coney Las Vegas Raiders United Way of Palm Beach County
Demario Davis New Orleans Saints United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Chris Draft Atlanta Falcons (Retired) United Way Greater Atlanta
Malcolm Jenkins New Orleans Saints United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Shaq Lawson Miami Dolphins United Way of Broward County
Chris Long Philidelphia Eagles (Retired) United Way of Greater Philidelphia & Southern New Jersey
Glover Quin Detriot Lions (Retired) United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Frank Ragnow Detriot Lions United Way of Southeastern Michigan
D.J. Reader Cincinnati Bengals United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Dalton Risner Denver Broncos Mile High United Way
Johnny Stanton Cleveland Browns United Way of Lorain County
Neiko Thorpe Seattle Seahawks United Way of King County
K'Von Wallace Philidelphia Eagles United Way of Greater Philidelphia & Southern New Jersey
Benjamin Watson New England Patriots (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
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 8.1 million donors worldwide and $4.8 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited. 

Media Contact

United Way Worldwide
Southerlyn Reisig
Director of Public Relations
(202) 664-2314 ext. 321
Southerlyn.Reisig@uww.unitedway.org