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  • dinkpiece

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    Hi all! I want to thank Rotogrinders for allowing me to post about a charity campaign I’ve started for this upcoming NFL season with the great folks at Charity Water.

    I’m Drew Dinkmeyer and I’m asking for your help this Fantasy Football season. Many of you know me as a professional daily fantasy sports player or perhaps a DFS content provider at DailyRoto, or maybe even someone who enjoys puns and word play on twitter. These are the things that take up most of my time and while I enjoy all of it immensely, it’s not exactly moving the needle on making the world a better place. So… this year I’ve decided to put my word play to better use and start a campaign for Charity Water called the Welly-Maker.

    For those that are unfamiliar with Charity Water, they’re an organization dedicated to bringing clean water to people in need. I came across their work last year when the founder Scott Harrison appeared on Bill Simmons podcast explaining their mission and their process. They’ve developed an incredible system where 100% of all donations go directly to funding water projects around the world and so far they’ve funded over 20,000 water projects delivering clean water to over 7 million people around the world. Clean water is something many of us take for granted but many people around the world don’t have immediate access to clean water. Every day approximately 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Charity Water works with local partners to find simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that can help provide sustainable clean water solutions to local communities.

    On average about $30 can give a person who previously didn’t have access to clean water, access for the rest of their lives. On average a clean water project can be completed for between $10,000-$25,000 dollars and my goal with this campaign is to raise enough money for at least one fully funded water project. I believe the Fantasy sports community has a big heart and a willingness to give. We’ve seen this with Scott Fish’s Fish Bowl leagues that raise money for toys for tots. We saw it last year in the DFS and Poker space with Dan Smith raising an incredible 1.7 million dollars to an array of charities. These leaders, the community at large, and Charity Water have all inspired me to start this campaign!

    The theme of the campaign is to inspire those playing in any of the big DFS tournaments with a million dollar first place prize to donate the equivalent of one entry ($20 for the DK milly maker, $7 for the FD Sunday Million). Instead of throwing one additional lineup for a chance to change your life, donate that one entry for a guarantee at changing someone else’s! If we can get 500 players to donate a $20 entry, we’ll have given a village access to clean water for a lifetime! Additionally, I will personally match the first $10,000 in donations. So for every dollar you’re contributing, we’ll have twice the impact! Not only does 100% of the donations go directly to funding these water projects but Charity Water does a tremendous job at keeping you informed of the donation going to work. Everyone who contributes to this campaign will get updates when the projects begin with pictures and GPS coordinates so we can track the difference we’re helping Charity Water make.

    I’m really excited to start this campaign and watch our community show off it’s capacity to give. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated and if you’re willing to spread the word please share this link and the message on social media. The campaign will run through the end of September and I’ve included a link below if you’re interested in contributing. Thank you in advance for any consideration you can give!

    Let’s make this a great Fantasy Football season!

    https://my.charitywater.org/drew-dinkmeyer/the-welly-maker

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

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    Thanks for setting this up Drew. Happy to donate and hope others are able to as well.

  • Testudo1111

    In. Good work, Mr. Dink!

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    Great cause to help fund a basic human right. I spent a little time researching this charity, and it gets great marks. LIke OP said, 100% of your donation actually goes to funding water projects as Charity: water has angel investors and others that cover the operational expenses of running the charity.

  • csuram88

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    • x7

      2014 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

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    Very cool Dink!

  • shanksalot

    2013 PFBC Champion, 2013 DFBC Finalist, and 2013 FFFC Finalist

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    Awesome idea Dink I will definitely join and spread the word!

  • Cameron

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    • 2014 FanDuel NFL Survivor Champion

    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    Thanks for doing this Drew! Really appreciate your efforts. Looking forward to contributing, and let’s make #WellyMaker happen.

  • rolltidechamps

    2013 DK NBA Showcase Champ

    • 2018 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2015 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    This is a great cause. Something we all take for granted.

  • dinkpiece

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    Incredible first day and response from the community! I thought it would take a few weeks to get up to the level that I’d deliver a match and we hit it in the first day! We’ve now raised enough for 2 fully funded water projects, delivering on average over 700 people with access to clean water the rest of their lives

    and we still have 5 weeks to go!

    Thank you to everyone participating whether it’s monetarily, sharing the link, or both. The community is coming together to drastically change others lives for the good and it’s amazing to be a part of

  • Ross

    Good stuff Drew! Thanks for doing this.

  • HooDooGuru

    • 2016 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    Really good cause Drew. Clean water means everything to those without.

  • SmartWater

    Marketing and Social Media Manager

    Nice job Dink! Thanks for posting this here.

  • headChopper

    RG Contributor (OG Status)

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    • x3

      2012 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    Fantastic

  • Vegasken

    Thank you for starting this campaign – gladly donated to support this basic of human needs.

  • cb35

    2013 FFFC Finalist, 2013 DFFC Finalist

    • 2013 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    +1 impressive charity from mission point of view and organizational structure – good work DinkBot

  • ToeTagginTambo

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    Great cause! Will recommend to everyone I can. Thanks!

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