2020 Long NFL Pick ‘Em Competition
Congressional football game announces virtual leage and season-long nfl pick 'em competition
WASHINGTON (September 23, 2020) – The Congressional Football Game (CFG), the charity game that brings together members of Congress, former NFL players, and U.S. Capitol Police to raise funds for local Washington, D.C. organizations, today announced they will be holding a Virtual Football Contest featuring a week to week NFL Pick ‘Em League as well as a season-long ‘survivor pool.’
With the 2020 CFG events all being held virtually, participation is open to the general public at no cost. Participants wanting to join, either in the Pick ‘Em League or the season-long survivor pool, can easily sign up using this link, where they can enter information and submit weekly picks.
“We’re excited that despite not being able to play in person this year, we’ve figured out a way to expand the Congressional Football Game to allow for anyone and everyone to participate, win prizes, and raise awareness on the important charities the organization supports,” said John Booty, a former NFL player who has served as a coach for the game since 2007.
Both contests open up beginning week 3 of the NFL season, and registration is open now. Everyone from players, coaches, sponsors, and the general public are invited to participate. There are two ways to play:
- Survivor pool contest: Each week a participant can pick an NFL team that they have the most confidence will win on any given week, without the ability to pick that team again in future weeks.
- The Pick ‘Em League: A participant can pick the teams they think will win each NFL game weekly.
To stay up to date on how picks are performing, CFG will be publicizing weekly results on their website and social media channels. Prizes* will be awarded each week, and include:
- Weekly Prizes: NFL Footballs
- Season winner prizes: Tickets to Washington Football Team and Ravens Games (one for pick ‘em league, one for the survivor pool)
- Season runner-up prizes: – VIP passes to 2021 CFG game.
“We’re already looking forward to getting back on the field in 2021, but know that this year’s virtual competitions will be a fun way to get more people involved, and once again have Congress come together for some bipartisan fun,” Booty added.
Now in its 11th year, the CFG has a unique opportunity to continue allowing for members of Congress from opposite sides of the aisle to come together with former NFL players and members of the Capitol Police to raise funds for D.C. area charities, while extending that invitation to the public through the virtual games.
*Prizes subject to eligibility. This contest will comply with all House and Senate Ethics Rules.
About the Congressional Football Game for Charity
The Congressional Football Game for Charity was first organized to honor and support the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police and to support the families of fallen officers following the tragic shooting and death of Officer Jacob “JJ” Chestnut and Detective John Gibson at the U.S. Capitol. The organization now supports three local non-profits – The Capitol Police Memorial Fund, Our Military Kids, and A Advantage 4 Kids.