Join The NFL, American Cancer Society, and Skillz This Weekend to Help Make a Crucial Catch to Fight Cancer

Funds raised will support CHANGE grants – cancer screening resources in underserved communities

In tandem with the NFL Draft, Skillz, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the NFL are teaming up this weekend to raise funds for Crucial Catch. This important initiative helps catch cancer early and addresses the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities. The tournament will run from Saturday, May 1 at 10am PT until Sunday, May 2 at 10pm PT across several Skillz-powered games, detailed below. 

As a longtime partner of the Skillz Gaming for Good initiative, the American Cancer Society and Skillz have hosted various mobile esports tournaments to support the fight against cancer. More recently, Skillz also announced a multi-year agreement with the NFL to crowdsource a future mobile esport. As part of the collaboration, the two sports organizations will host a global game developer challenge which launched this week and is currently accepting proposals. 

Funds raised in this weekend’s tournament support the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. In collaboration with the NFL, this program promotes health equity through community-based cancer prevention programs that increase access to necessary cancer screenings. Approximately 200,000 cancer deaths per year could be averted by eliminating barriers to prevention and treatment. 

Join us to help make a Crucial Catch and save more lives!

How to Enter:

  1. Download 2 Minute Football, 21 Blitz, Big Run Solitaire, Blackout Bingo, Block Blitz, Bubble Cube 2, Bubble Shooter Arena, Bubble Shooter Tournaments, CandyPrize, Cube Cube, Diamond Strike, Dominoes Gold, Jewel Blitz, Pool Payday, Pyramid Solitaire Cube, Strike! By Bowlero, Solitaire Cube, Spider Solitaire Cube, or Solitaire Tour
  2. In select games, watch a short video to get your FREE ENTRY*
  3. Enter the event titled “Crucial Catch G4G”
  4. Enter the event 6+ times to win a participation prize

Skillz is revolutionizing the way modern philanthropies interact with donors by making charity fundraising fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone. With its competitive mobile esports platform, Skillz has activated thousands of new nonprofit donors through charity tournaments that have benefited a diverse group of nonprofits, including the American Cancer Society, NAACP, American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, and World Wildlife Fund.

Download and play this weekend at!


About Skillz

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform that connects players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. 


About American Cancer Society

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, detection, access to care, and patient services. The organization has invested over $4.9 billion in research since 1946.


About National Football League’s Crucial Catch

The NFL’s Crucial Catch mission is to fight cancer through early detection and risk reduction. The league, its clubs, players, the NFL Player Association, and the American Cancer Society are committed to providing individuals with the tools they need to help them better understand early detection and ways to reduce their cancer risk. Since its establishment in 2009, the NFL’s Crucial Catch has raised over $22 million for the American Cancer Society. Today, healthcare centers in several NFL club markets receive CHANGE grants to provide outreach and education, and increased access to cancer screenings and to potentially life-saving resources. Players can also view more information about Crucial Catch at




*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 NFL and ACS-branded items may take up to six to eight weeks to receive.