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Join Skillz Charity Esports Tournaments to Support the American Cancer Society

We are committed to leveraging the power of the mobile gaming community to tackle persistent challenges and support important causes. With our platform for competitive mobile esports, Skillz has activated nearly 27,000 new nonprofit donors in just 10 one-day charity tournaments. 

In June, we announced a year-long partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), featuring esports tournaments to support the fight against cancer. We’re aiming to raise between $125,000 and $200,000. So far, players have competed in 13 different Skillz-powered mobile games, with 36,381 entries and over $27,500 in donations

Players competing in these matches have the unique opportunity to participate in their favorite activity (gaming) while advancing an incredibly powerful cause. The next tournament will be held from October 19 to October 20. 

To enter the next charity esports tournament: 

  1. Download your favorite Skillz game (Solitaire Cube, Bubble Shooter League, Strike! eSports Bowling, Diamond Strike
  2. Enter the promo code: ACSDKF3C. Skillz will match and contribute 100% of your first in-game deposit + give you an extra gift!
  3. Play! Skillz will donate 100% of tournament net proceeds!

“Partnering with Skillz is a new and exciting way for the American Cancer Society to engage a wider and younger mobile-first audience,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer of the American Cancer Society. “When the mobile gaming community rallies together, it can be an incredible force for good, flexing the power of modern technology to tackle persistent health challenges like cancer. We’re eager to kick off this new cutting-edge fundraising partnership with Skillz.” 

Recognized as one of the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50, we’re revolutionizing the way modern philanthropies engage with donors by making charity events available to anyone, anywhere with an iOS or Android device. 

“Competitive gaming is rapidly emerging as one of the most effective modern fundraising tools,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “Today’s charity eSports tournaments are equivalent to last decade’s charity marathons or golf tournaments. Through the power of democratized casual gaming, Skillz and the American Cancer Society are collaborating to further the important mission of eradicating cancer.”

Be a part of the cause for Gaming for Good – join the fight against cancer with Skillz and ACS! Stay up to date on future events by following our blog, checking our press releases, or texting ACS SKILLZ to 69922 to receive tournament alerts.