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By Joe Fay
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Giving and caring can be fun and doesn’t have to always be limited to fundraisers, formal functions, or 5K runs. The CBTF is excited about a new opportunity for our community to help us help children. Through our new partnership with Fantasy Sports for Kids, the CBTF is pioneering a new way to have fun, give back, and change lives.
Fantasy Sports for Kids (FS4K) connects participants of fantasy sports leagues, charitable organizations and their communities, and professional athletes.  It was created to facilitate communication between these communities and to provide an opportunity for individuals to play a role in the enhancement and betterment of children impacted by illness, disease, poverty, or other affliction.
FS4K encourages fantasy sport league owners to identify a charity of choice and to secure commitments from league members to set aside $20 each to benefit that charity. Individual members can also nominate charities to their league owners. At the end of the season the league winner is credited with making a $200 donation to the designated charity. He or she also gets a cool FS4K 2010 Champion T-Shirt.
Mark Pliner who plays in a fantasy football league, nominated CBTF as the charity he would be playing for.  Mark’s friend, Eric, sits on the board of the foundation. When Mark was crowned champion of his league a $200 was gift was made to CBTF in his name. That gift will be presented at CBTF’s Texas Hold’em on March 1 at Stout in New York City.
FS4K and CBTF encourage anyone who runs or plays in these leagues to become involved in this easy and worthwhile charitable effort. Vist them at

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