Like Football? Join This NFL Pool and Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

fbbA couple weeks ago I posted a Facebook message asking if readers would be interested in joining a “survivor” NFL football pool that would also benefit Young Skeptics. I was trying to explore new methods of fundraising that could be fun for donors and generate more engagement.  I didn’t get much of a response, and that’s ok.  I didn’t think about it much afterward.  But in light of the devastation caused (and still being caused) by Hurricane Harvey, I thought I’d go through with the football pool, but this time with most of the donation going to Foundation Beyond Belief’s Hurricane Harvey drive.  I’d still like to direct a small portion to Young Skeptics though, since that was the original intent.

So how does this work?  

I’m glad you asked.  All you need to do is go to the link below, fill out a form, and then send $10 via PayPal to  You can even enter the pool multiple times to increase your chances, so if you want 2 entries, send $20 and so on.  Once you’ve paid, you just pick one NFL team per week who you think is going to win their game.  If they win or tie, you stay alive for the next week.  Tha catch — you can only select each team once, so choose wisely.  The final survivor wins the pool and 50% of the pot.  The other half gets split between FBB and Young Skeptics, 35% and 15% respectively.

Do you need to know anything about football?  Nope. The site will have links to advice on who to pick, or you can google ‘NFL point spreads’ and find out which teams are heavily favored for the week. Or hell, just pick whoever’s team name you like.  It’s for charity!

So if you’re interested in helping out Hurricane Harvey victims, Young Skeptics, and winning some cash at the same time, click on the link below to get started.  If you have any questions, feel free to email

Link to join pool:

Link to pay for entries: 

Make sure you join the pool and pay the dues prior to the 1pm ET kickoff on Sunday 9/10!

Good luck, and THANK YOU!


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Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, co-founder of Young Skeptics, and author of Understanding an Atheist. He is known for local and national secular activism and has spoken at conferences and events such as Reason Rally 2016 and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally.

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