2020 NABS Fantasy Football Fundraiser

The time is upon us for our annual fantasy football initiative! With season kickoff starting September 10, this page outlines everything you need to know about the process for this year’s fundraiser.

What is Fantasy Football?

Fantasy football is a game where participants (you) create fantasy NFL teams comprised of different players, positions, and teams to compete against each other throughout the regular season, using an online platform to track and calculate points. Once your teams are created, each week you compete against another team owner in your league. After a game, the points are totaled, and owners and their teams move up or down in the standings. At the end of the season, the owners/teams with enough points are qualified to compete in the playoffs and, eventually, the championship.

What’s the buy-in?

As the fundraising initiative has done in past years, there is a $25 buy-in value for each owner that wants to participate in the league. This amount must be provided to your league commissioner prior to your drafting of team players and the season kickoff or draft. With kickoff swiftly approaching, the deadline for a team owner to register for the fantasy football league with a commissioner is Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12pm EST. This is a firm deadline to give commissioners and team owners time to get organized before the kick-off the following week.

What’s the payout?

If you are victorious in your respective league, your reward payout will be $100! That’s 100 reasons why you should support NABS by participating, supporting, or spreading the word of this exciting opportunity. It’s an excellent way to connect with your fellow students and many others in some friendly competition.

How do I sign up for a league?

In order to partake in this exciting opportunity, a potential team owner (you) must contact a league commissioner and express interest in registering as soon as possible. Keep in mind, there will be no guarantee that you are a registered team owner until you send your $25 payment to your commissioner and the NABS treasurer verifies the payment. NABS can accept a variety of payment options, which can be accessed by contacting the commissioner you are registering with.

Who are Commissioners?

There are four concurrent leagues running this year for the NABS Fantasy Football Initiative. To register as a team owner, we invite you to contact one of the commissioners as soon as possible to claim your spot. We have listed assigned regions for each league as a rule of thumb, but if you have preference for joining a different league, you are welcome to reach out to any of the following commissioners to sign up:

Cody Beardslee, Midwest Commissioner


Logan Stenzel, Southern Commissioner


Robert Parsons, Pacific Commissioner


Gerald Meredith, Atlantic Commissioner


Not Sold Yet?

As a bonus incentive, NABS has received a generous donation from Mt. Zion Church, located in Michigan, in the form of a $25 uber gift card. This prize will be awarded to the member that brings in the most external participants for this initiative. An external participant is defined as any team owner who is not an NFB member that successfully pays the buy-in amount and actively plays in the league. This can include your family, friends, coworkers, and associates. We look forward to having the most dynamic league yet.

Other Questions?

For more information about the NABS Fantasy Football Initiative and other fundraising questions, please contact Robert Parsons at Robert.E.Parsons@wmich.edu or a commissioner listed above. We look forward to connecting with all of you and continuing to make this tradition a fun and productive one for our division.