Families, Parks and Recreation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Carson Chandler 407.246.2822
Mayor Dyer Throws a Pass for a Good Cause
Dyer Kicks-off Fantasy Football Season to Benefit Local
Sports first-ever Mayoral Fantasy Football
Face-off competition will match Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer head-to-head with 10 other U.S.
Mayors each week of the 2009 NFL football
season, which kicks off on September 10 and
concludes on December 28.
It’s more than
just a game, if Mayor Dyer wins the competition
the kids in Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ) and
After-School All-Stars also win. The ultimate
prize of the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football
Mayoral Face-off title which will be announced
on January 11 will be $15,000 to the Mayor’s
charity of choice.
Orlando residents can
get off the sidelines and get in the game.
Starting now, fans can help their favorite city
score an additional $15,000 by voting at
The donation will be awarded to the city with
the most votes from fantasy fans and announced
on September 11, 2009.
August 20, Mayor Dyer will participate
in the Fantasy Football draft live with the
other participating Mayors. During the season
fans can check out the mayors’ starting line-ups
and team roster changes at
Other participating mayors include:
Brown (Buffalo, NY)
Schmitt (Green Bay, WI)
Funkhouser (Kansas City, MO)
- R.T. Rybak
Dellums (Oakland, CA)
Cornett (Oklahoma City, OK)
- Luke R.
Ravenstahl (Pittsburgh, PA)
Johnson (Sacramento, CA)
Newsom (San Francisco, CA)
- Pam Iorio
(Tampa Bay, FL)
Orlando City Hall
3rd floor, Mayor's Office
PKZ gives children in the
historic Parramore neighborhood positive
opportunities they otherwise might not have,
such as pre-kindergarten programs, pediatric
health and dental care, mentoring, tutoring,
after school and summer programs, and programs
that help youth transition into jobs and higher
education. In partnership with existing
children’s organizations, non-profits and
schools, PKZ aims to make Parramore a
neighborhood where children grow up strong,
healthy and well educated.
After-School All-Stars offers a proven
alternative for middle school children. Students
are engaged in activities and on-going
relationships that increase confidence and
encourage success in all areas of their lives -
at home, in school and in the community.