Skillz Rejoins the NFL and American Cancer Society to Make a Crucial Catch to Help Fight Cancer

Funds raised will support cancer screenings in underserved communities

For the second time this year, Skillz, the leading mobile games platform bringing fair and fun competition to players worldwide, returns to make a crucial catch to fight cancer – launching one of its most powerful fundraising campaigns in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Football League (NFL) during this year’s NFL Crucial Catch initiative.

As a longtime partner of the Skillz Gaming for Good initiative, the American Cancer Society and Skillz have hosted several mobile esports tournaments to support the fight against cancer. Skillz and the NFL are currently partners in the NFL Developer Challenge, creating innovative NFL-inspired and branded mobile games.

For the full duration of Crucial Catch Month across three consecutive Sundays, October 3rdOctober 10th, and October 17th (10am-10pm PDT), Skillz-powered all-day tournaments will be hosted for players to compete in popular games – Blackout Bingo, Solitaire Cube, 21 Blitz, and 2 Minute Football – and help raise funds to fight cancer. Donations will support cancer screenings in underserved communities. To play games and donate to help save lives, download and play at:

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

How to Enter:

  1. Download Blackout BingoSolitaire Cube2 Minute Football, or 21 Blitz
  2. Log in on October 3rd, 10am-10pm PDT; October 10th, 10am-10pm PDT; and October 17th, 10am-10pm PDT
  3. Enter the event titled “Crucial Catch G4G”
  4. Play to help save lives

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 SocietyNAACPAmerican Red CrossSusan G. Komen, and World Wildlife Fund.

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

Since 2009, the NFL and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to fight cancer and save lives. Crucial Catch helps more people catch cancer early, and addresses the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities. Crucial Catch promotes prevention and early detection of cancer, which can impact anyone at any age, and increases access to lifesaving cancer screenings.  Since 2009, Crucial Catch has raised more than $23 million and impacted over one million people in communities that need it most.

Money raised through Crucial Catch supports the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. This program promotes health equity and addresses cancer early detection disparities through community-based cancer prevention programs that increase access to necessary cancer screenings.