The American Cancer Society & Skillz Continue the Fight Against Cancer
As the United States surpasses 5.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases, the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers.
In June 2019, Skillz announced a year-long partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), featuring mobile esports tournaments to support the fight against cancer. In continuation of this partnership, Skillz and ACS are launching a mobile fundraising tournament this weekend to activate donors everywhere to support those fighting cancer during the pandemic.
This is especially important given that COVID-19 may create long-term setbacks in the fight against cancer. The pandemic will reduce ACS cancer research funding by 50% in 2020 if current trends continue, meaning life-saving research and patient support services are at risk.
Skillz is committed to leveraging the power of the mobile gaming community to tackle persistent challenges and support important causes. With its competitive mobile esports platform, Skillz has activated thousands of new nonprofit donors through charity tournaments.
The tournament will run this weekend, from August 29 at 10am PT until August 30 at 10pm PT.
How to Enter:
- Download 2 Minute Football, 21 Blitz, Big Run Solitaire, Blackout Blitz, Block Blitz, Bubble Cube 2, Bubble Shooter Arena, Bubble Shooter Tournaments, CandyPrize, Cube Cube, Diamond Strike, Dominoes Gold, Jewel Blitz, Strike Bowling, Solitaire Cube, Spider Solitaire Cube, or Solitaire Tour.
- In select games, watch a short video to get your FREE ENTRY.*
- Enter the event titled “ACS – Gaming for Good”
- You can enter the event in as many of the eligible games as you wish
As the largest private nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States, the American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. ACS is dedicated to fighting cancer from every angle, supporting cancer research and prevention, screening and detection, access to care, and patient services. The organization has invested over $4.9 billion in research since 1946.
Recently recognized as a 2020 Inc. Private Titan, Skillz is revolutionizing the way modern philanthropies engage with donors by making charity fundraising fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone. Charity tournaments organized by Skillz have benefited a diverse group of nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, NAACP, Susan G. Komen, and World Wildlife Fund.
*FREE ENTRY is available in select games only. FREE ENTRY is only valid once per game, and paid entry is available thereafter.
100% of the net proceeds from this event will be donated. Net proceeds are calculated as Initial Deposit and Entry Fees, less prizes and tournament administration fees. Prizes may vary in select games. Delivery of physical prizes will take up to two weeks if you live in the continental U.S. and up to three weeks if you live outside the continental U.S. Special-order logo items such as the participation prize or ACS-branded items may take up to six to eight weeks to receive.