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Carolina Crusaders for Christ
NFL Survivor Pool Fund Raiser

  • To help cover the costs of operations the Carolina Crusaders for Christ, a Raleigh, North Carolina based travel baseball team will be conducting a NFL Football Pool. The program will be managed 100% online. It is simple to play and you can enter up to five (5) times per individual email address. The winner(s) will receive 50% of the entry fees. We encourage you to send the link to as many family and friends as you can and challenge them to be a survivor of the Carolina Crusaders NFL Pool Fund Raiser.

  • Who Does The Money Go To?

    50% of the money collected goes to either the Carolina Crusaders for Christ or the RPI Raptors baseball clubs depending on who you referenced in the referral field when you registered. Please make sure you enter either Crusaders or Raptors in the referral field. In the absence of this field being filled in, monies with no referral field filled in will go to the Crusaders. The money helps support paying for tournaments, baseball uniforms and equipment and other costs associated to running a travel team. Thank you in advance for your support. The remaining 50% of the money collected goes to the winner or split among the remaining winners of the survivor pool.

  • Pool Format

  •       The Survivor: NFL pool is a competition covering the 17 weeks of NFL regular season; starting on the first Sunday NFL Games are played, September 10, 2017. For those unfamiliar with this pool format, your goal is to simply pick one winning NFL team per week. You pick your winner straight-up (no point spread), but you must pick a different team every week. If your team wins, you survive to play the next week, but if they tie or lose you are eliminated from the pool. Buy-back options are available and will be discussed in a separate section. The last surviving player receives the jackpot! If more than one entry is still alive at the end of the season, the jackpot will be split evenly among the remaining entries.

  • How Do I Join?

  •       You MUST be 18 years of age to play! After you have read all of the Rules, go to the Registration Page (it's too late to register this year - check back next year!). We will be taking registrations up until Sunday, September 10th at noon. Once we receive your entry information, you will receive an email confirmation to verify your email address. It will also contain the details on paying your entry fee.


  • How Many Entries can I have?

  •       Each individual player may have up to 5 (five) entries. Each entry warrants a separate entrance fee. Each entry is COMPLETELY separate from the player's other entries. If you pick the Eagles for Entry #1, then Entry #1 cannot pick the Eagles again for the remainder of the season. This does NOT effect any of your other entries. They are only limited to picking teams that THAT entry has not already picked during the season.

  • Entry Fees and Deadlines

  • The pool begins with the start of the 2016 NFL Season’s games on Sunday, September 10, 2017 and it will end once we have one sole survivor or the regular season concludes in Week 17. If the season ends with more than one survivor, the winnings will be spilt evenly amounst those remaining entries. The entry fee is $10 per entry, and this covers your entry for the entire year (or as long as you can keep your entry alive). Up to five entried per individual email address is allowed. Each entry requires an entry fee of $10. If one of your entires is eliminated, then you would be allowed to "Buy-Back" in ONLY one time per entry at a "Buy-Back" rate of $15 per entry. You will not be allowed to buy back in after week 12. Again - you will only be allowed to "Buy-Back" in one time per entry. If you pick the Eagles on Entry #1 and they tie or lose, you will be able to “Buy-Back” that entry for $15 one time. If the next week, you pick the Giants with that same entry and they tie or lose, that entry is done for the remainder of the season.

    The deadline to join the NFL Survivor Pool is Saturday, September 10th, at noon Eastern. You must also submit your first picks AND PAY DUES before the first kickoff (1PM) on Sunday, September 10th. Remember, that will be your only opportunity to join the Survivor Pool; if you miss out, you will have to wait until next year!

  • How Do I Pay?

         2016 UPDATE: The preferred method of payment is Venmo. It's simple and easy to use. Simply enter my cell number 919-710- 5653 and pay your entry fee. You can also use Paypal at or send a check to Carolina Crusaders C/O Jason Angel, 1016 Shannon Court, Raleigh, NC 27603.

    After you register, you will see a Venmo link after logging in. The easiest thing to do is to register for a Venmo account and pay via these links. However, you may pay by cash, cashier's check, or money order if you would like to - just PLEASE make sure that it gets to me before the first game of the season (for Dues), or the first game of the next week (for buybacks). Cashiers Checks, Money Orders or cash (in a sealed envelope with your name clearly printed) can be mailed or hand delivered to the individual or address above. Remember, snail mail works too - but you need to make sure that I am notified that you sent it prior to the start of the season. .

    I will do everything I can to be accommodating with regards to payment, but let's face it - Someone who hasn't paid by week 1 may lose and then see no reason to actually pay... Therefore, unless previous arrangements have been made with me, anyone who has not paid by these deadlines will be dropped from the league.

  • Do I have to pay $10 EACH week???

  •       No, you only have to pay $10 for each entry at the beginning of the season. This keeps you in the game for as long as you keep picking winning teams. If one of your entries lose within the first five weeks, you then have the OPTION to "Buy-Back the entry for $15 before the start of the games in week 12 of the NFL season.

  • How Do I Play?

  •       Log in each week before the first kickoff on Sunday and pick a team for each of your entries. Each week's final cutoff time is Sunday at 1PM EST. At this time, all current picks will be locked, and all missing picks will be autoassigned (see below). Any teams playing International, Thursday or Saturday night games are not eligible to be chosen that week. Any team playing in a Sunday (Non-International) or Monday game IS eligible to be picked.

  • What if I forget to make my pick?

  •       Everybody makes mistakes. I do. You do. Some folks make a LOT. If the deadline passes and your pick hasn't been registered, each of your entries will be auto-assigned the home team on Monday Night Football (or the last game played in the week). If that team is unavailable to your entry, it will be assigned the away team. If both are unavailable, you will be assigned the home team on the last Sunday night game, and so on and so forth. You may take advantage of the autopick feature as often as you wish during the season.

  • I lost! Am I really out of the game????

  •       Well, that depends.... With every entry, you have the option to "buy back" into the pool if you lose during the first five weeks of the season. Each entry you buy back costs $15. If your entry loses before week 6 you have until the NEXT Sunday at 1PM to activate the buyback. If not activated by this time, the entry will be considered permenantly eliminated. (i.e You can not sit on a dead entry for a few weeks, and then opt to buy it back in just before the week 6 deadline). You may ONLY buyback ONCE per entry before the deadline of week 6 has been reached. If you lose again, you are out of the pool. If you lose or tie in week 6 or later, you are out of the pool.

    PLEASE NOTE that if you buyback into the game, the teams you picked earlier in the season are still NOT ELIGIBLE to be picked for the rest of the game.

  • EVERYBODY lost this week! What happens now????

  •       If everybody loses during any given week (except week 17) then each team that lost will be resurrected and able to continue the game. This does NOT count as a buyback, and no additional fees need to be paid by the players in this scenario. If all surviving entries lose on week 17, then these entries will all receive an equal share of the jackpot.

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