While this is the first ever fantasy sports challenge hosted by JCC Association, last year, over 19 million Americans created fantasy football teams, and more than half of the total United States population watched the Super Bowl.
For those unfamiliar with fantasy football, the concept is based on the statistics of real NFL players, but each fantasy football team is compromised of players from different teams. Subsequently, a well-chosen fantasy team can do very well despite wins and losses in the real season.
ESPN fantasy sport expert analyst, Matthew Berry, is the honorary commissioner of the 2011-2012 JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge and will be hosting a live streaming “Draft Party” on August 30, where participants can ask questions via e-mail and have them answered on air. ”The Talented Mr. Roto” will also be chatting with JCC “coaches” throughout the season about questions that arise or any other concerns they have.
The actual scoring of the FFC utilizes ESPN leaderboard scoring. Anyone 18 or older who wants to play can sign up through JCC Association’s registration website discoverjcc.com/JCCFF for $50 and will be paired with nine other teams to create a league.
Prizes for the Challenge have been generously provided by Coca-Cola partners, Staples and other sponsors to include: Kindles, Ab Coasters, Six Flags tickets, American Airlines and Southwest plane tickets, Peabody Hotel Orlando 4-night stays, and Disney 4-day Park Hopper passes.
To learn more and to receive updates on registration and prizes, follow the JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge on Twitter @JCCsFanSports (#JCCFFC) or “Like” JCCs of North America Fantasy Sports on Facebook.
JCC Association’s Fantasy Football Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people at your JCC and other JCCs across the continent, to support programs at your JCC, and win some awesome prizes. There are only 1000 spots available, so sign up today!
Calgary JCC – Calgary, AB
Tucson JCC – Tucson, AZ
Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto, CA
Contra Costa JCC – Walnut Creek, CA
The JCC at Milken – West Hills, CA
Boulder JCC – Boulder, CO
Greenwich JCC – Greenwich, CT
Mandell JCC – West Hartford, CT
Stamford JCC – Stamford, CT
Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center – Washington, DC
Jewish Community Alliance – Jacksonville, FL
Dave & Mary Alper JCC – Miami, FL
Michael-Ann Russell JCC – North Miami Beach, FL
JCC Suncoast – St. Peterburg, FL
Marcus JCC of Atlanta – Dunwoody, GA
JCC of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN
JCC of Greater Kansas City – Overland Park, KS
JCC of Louisville – Louisville, KY
New Orleans JCC – New Orleans, LA
Springfield JCC – Springfield, MA
Worcester JCC – Worcester, MA
Rose & Max Rady JCC – Winnipeg, MB
JCC of Greater Washington – Rockville, MD
Sabes JCC – St. Louis Park, MN
JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area – St. Paul, MN
Jewish Community Center – St. Louis, MO
Charlotte & Dick Levin JCC – Durham, NC
Raleigh-Cary JCC – Raleigh, NC
Betty & Milton Katz JCC – Cherry Hill, NJ
Milton & Betty Katz JCC – Margate City, NJ
JCC of Central NJ – Scotch Plains, NJ
JCC MetroWest – West Orange, NJ
Riverdale YM-YWHA – Bronx, NY
Suffolk Y JCC – Commack, NY
JCC Manhattan – New York, NY
Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC – Oceanside, NY
Mid-Island Y JCC – Plainview, NY
JCC of Staten Island – Staten Island, NY
The JCC of Greater Columbus – Columbus, OH
Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg – Harrisburg, PA
Scranton JCC – Scranton, PA
Memphis JCC – Memphis, TN
JCC of Austin – Austin, TX
Barshop JCC of San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
JCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA
Weinstein JCC – Richmond, VA
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC – Milwaukee, WI