September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7
The Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause league closed this year with 10 teams. All are playing for worthy causes as seen in the box below.
Each team pledged $5,000, totaling to $50,000, which will be divided as follows:
- $11,500 to the winner’s charity
- $7,500 to the runner-up’s cause
- $5,000 to the third-place team
- $2,500 to the fourth-place team
- $1,500 to the fifth-place team
- $500 to the sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, ninth- and tenth-place teams
In addition, the top player of every week will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will earn $500. The best part is all of the charities are guaranteed to receive a donation.
Following are snapshots of each cause that will be represented by the league’s participants. FCNews and all teams encourage contributions from our readers to any charity near and dear to them.
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is an educational institution offering training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates affiliated with the sale and installation of ceramic tile. The CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge recognized by the industry.
Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity New York City was founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization’s mission is to transform lives and communities by building quality, affordable housing for families and individuals in need, and to unite New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of family partner homeowners, volunteers and professional contractors, Habitat NYC has served more than 380 families in the five boroughs of New York City.
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Long Island Cares
Long Island Cares’ mission is to collect all available resources for the benefit of Long Island’s hungry and to provide for the humanitarian needs of its community. Founded as the first food bank on Long Island in 1980 by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin, the organization is now one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations that serve thousands of families and individuals in need.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Since its founding nearly five decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research. The organization serves more than 600,000 patients annually and provides national education and support programs.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (CCFA)
St. Jude’s has spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children. Leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude’s research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen has transformed how the world treats and talks about breast cancer, and it has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Since 1982, the organization has funded more than $889 million in research and upwards of $1.95 billion in medical care, community education and psychosocial support. The organization serves millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD)
Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to renovating homes for children with special needs and restoring hope for families. Founded in 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney, SOARD is a licensed general contractor that specializes in wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms, in-home therapy rooms and wheelchair ramps/ lifts. SOARD’s makeovers—which are facilitated through partnerships with local companies and donors—are provided to the families at no cost.
National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Wisconsin Chapter
The National MS Society aims to help people affected by MS live more productively and restore what has been lost by MS. The ultimate goal is to end MS forever. The Wisconsin Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in its area and raises funds for critical MS research. The organization drives change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. Furthermore, the National MS Society connection programs bring together people who share common life experiences.
Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. MRF is committed to using medical research to find effective treatments and hopefully a cure. The organization advocates for the melanoma community and educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. With approximately 2.5 million volunteers, ACS is able to provide multiple services to those facing cancer. Thanks in part to ACS’s contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the U.S. in the past two decades. The American Cancer Society takes a comprehensive approach to combatting multiple forms of cancer and providing support for patients and their families.