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Big League Impact Turkey Bowl Shootout:

November 19, 2017

– Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Seeing the devastation that still exists in Puerto Rico, the team at Big League Impact, led by Adam and Trey Wainwright, have decided to host a one day Fantasy Tournament this Thanksgiving. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to relief in Puerto Rico and the overall winner will receive a game used bat from the 2017 Silver Slugger, Adam Wainwright, as well as a shoutout on social media from @UncleCharlie50. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Signing up is easy:

  • Once you make your donation HERE
  • You will be prompted to draft a team
  • You can enter more than once
  • You can also contribute directly to this effort by clicking Donate on this site
  • Top Three Finishers will also get free entry into RTSports’ Postseason Shootout ($150 value)  https://rtsports.com/postseason-shootout
  • Complete Contest Rules HERE

We hope that you join us in this effort and please know that, “Together, We All Make a Big league Impact”.

2017 Highlights: Big League Impact SF family supports Hurricane Harvey and JJ Watt Foundation

This Big League Impact season we were laser focused on making immediate impact when a crisis arose in the US or around the globe. Such was the case in San Francisco this year.

2017 Big League Impact San Francisco

Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, TX from the 25th-29th of August. Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water on the Houston and Beaumont areas, displacing tens of thousands of people. People were in dire need and on August 30th, at our fantasy football event at AT&T Park, we raised $10,600 and donated it to the JJ Watt Foundation.

 

Although many contributed, there is one story that sticks out to us. It came from an unexpected place and from a model of giving that we could all learn something from.

One of our 2017 rookies, Jason Wheeler, teaches his children to give back from the allowance they receive. His son, Jake, could not make the live draft due to schoolwork, but, wanted to support his friend Tyler Nelson, who was at one time a Wish-Kid and is now the starting catcher on his High School team. So, Jake, gave $500 from the money he had been saving to benefit BLI San Francisco and Make-A-Wish.

Upon hearing that we were raising money for the hurricane victims, Jake’s little sister broke her piggy bank too. She donated $300 of her own money to help Harvey victims.

What an incredible model the Wheeler family is teaching us all. Now, if all of us adults could do the same as these children, we could end poverty in the World hundreds of time over.

Thank you Wheeler family and thank you Big League Impact San Francisco Community. There are families in SF, the Bay Area, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Houston that will benefit from your giving.

#TylerHype continues as Tyler and Hunter team up at Big League Impact SF

September 10, 2016

It all started with an idea on the way into the office which led to a couple of phone calls and by the end of the week, it all came together.

“So, we have this idea that there may be a Make-A-Wish child in the Bay Area who has a wish to meet Hunter Pence and may even like fantasy football. If so, why wouldn’t we invite them to draft with Hunter and manage his team with him throughout the year?”

The Make-A-Wish producer, Micaela, got it immediately and with only 10 days before the event SF Wish went on a  mission to find the right child. The ball had been set into motion on the hope that there would be a child and every stakeholder would be on board!

Even if there was only a small chance that a child, who can ask for anything in the World, would have asked to meet a baseball player over taking their entire family on an exotic trip or having a man cave built in their bedroom, it was worth putting it out there.

I mean, what if there were a child, but, they don’t like fantasy football? What if they don’t know anything about football at all? Hold on, had anyone asked Hunter? (Record screeches)

Is Hunter on board? Check!

The Giants Community Fund is on board? Check!

Now, is this a natural fit? is there a child? Check!

Not only was there A child out there. There was THIS guy! His name is Tyler, but, you may know him as #TylerHype!

Hunter_Tyler_Smile

#TylerHype is the young man who, after two years of lymphoma treatment, couch surfed at Hunter’s home while they played Smash Brothers.  Hunter turned what was going to be a tour of the ballpark into a dream day complete with video game battles, riding electric scooters to the ballpark, intros to every player, a duffel bag full of clothes from the clubhouse and most importantly, a friendship.

Tyler, having just drafted in his home fantasy league, was approached, by his parents, with the idea of skipping a day of school and hanging with Hunter again. Only this time, they would be teammates and HIS skills would be required. He and Hunter would be Fantasy co-owners trying to win the Big League Impact title.

There was no hesitation. Tyler sharpened his skills and knowledge of every player heading into the draft. Come Tuesday morning, when we met his family, he was ready!

Tyler and Hunter overhead

He and Hunter worked together to narrow their choices and went back and forth over a few picks with reason winning every time. It was incredible to see, what could be seen as, a moment of charity turn into two buddies hanging out and drafting a team that many in the room believed was the best.

#TylerHype Draft Board

In order, #TylerHype (Hunter and Tyler’s Team) drafted; Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Ezekiel Elliot, Mark Ingram, Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins, Ryan Mathews, Blake Bortles, Melvin Gordon, Coby Fleener, Chris Ivory, Matt Ryan, Chiefs D and Graham Gano.

But, now is when the real work begins. There are many expert players in BLI this year, from pro players to past winners, team #TylerHype will have their work cut out. But, who can bet against a team that works together and against a young man, #TylerHype, who has already overcome so much! You see, Tyler may be Hunter Pence’s teammate, but, even more than that, he is now cancer free!

Tyler_Family_On_Field

To check in on team #TylerHype, you can visit this link (By the way, they were dealt a nasty blow in week one by Derek Law and Antonio Brown)

Here is the Facebook Live video of the intros including Hunter and Tyler’s family discussing his wish