New Online Football Game "MyPointPool.com" Enlists Former NFL Players in Promotion and Play

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Fans to have opportunity to compete directly against retired NFL greats in unique Web-based game of knowledge, strategy and luck.

MyPointPool, Inc. has signed an agreement with Pro Club World (PCW), a sports marketing and consulting firm based in Ladera Ranch, Calif., which will provide former NFL players to participate in the online football pools they will run this year.

Founded in 1999 by ex-New York Giant Kenyon Rasheed, PCW is a unique sports marketing and consulting firm that supplies customized marketing initiatives that utilize networks of current and retired professional athletes. The available NFL players include former greats such as Jim Brown, Tony Dorsett, Harry Carson, Tim Brown, Rod Woodson, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas and Richard Dent, as well as dozens of past Pro-Bowl players.

The agreement provides one former NFL player to every radio station working with MyPointPool, Inc. The player, chosen by the radio station from a list provided by PCW, becomes a participant in that radio station's Point Pool. The player will also become available for up to four regular season on-air interviews.

The Point Pool is a patent-pending, "office" type football pool that focuses each participant's attention on picking the winners of just two games per week, keeping time required to play at a manageable level. The game also challenges point management strategy, as players must decide how much to risk on each of their two picks. Requiring long-term planning, the game runs the entire NFL season, including the playoffs.

The agreement ensures that the former NFL stars, along with promoting MyPointPool.com (MPP), will actually participate in pools sponsored by MyPointPool, Inc. The players will create content for publication on MPP's blog network, as well as weekly game picks for a "Beat The Experts" segment. The former NFL players will also participate in video conferences and play directly against the fans and other players in the game itself.

"We're confident this agreement will provide MyPointPool.com fans with an additional level of fun and challenge, through direct competition and interaction with veteran NFL players they've seen perform at top levels of the game, on TV and in the stadium," says Scott Dow, president of MyPointPool Inc. "The ability to go up against some ex-NFL greats in a game of strategy, knowledge and luck will make the pool even more interesting and exciting than it already is."

This new enhancement makes MyPointPool.com an attractive option for non-profit corporations and other organizations looking for new and different fundraising promotions. MPP offers an exciting way to extend the football season for true fans, with several pool options. Half-season NFL pools start in early November, college bowl pools start in mid-December, and NFL playoff pools begin after the New Year. There are also March Madness basketball pools, baseball pools in April, and more for fans whose sports interests extend beyond the gridiron.

"These pools are all well-suited for fundraising audiences, while providing a low-cost, no-work fundraising tool for non-profit businesses and other organizations," says Dow. "Contributors get to compete in a fun new game that lasts for weeks or months, plus a chance at some great prizes. MyPointPool collects and disburses the funds, while keeping just fifteen percent of the gross proceeds. It's a lot of value for the participant/donors, and the organization receives a check for 85 percent of the gross receipts within a couple weeks of the pool closing to new signups."

High resolution, print-ready color photos of the game screens and of company president Scott Dow are posted for download on the company's online press room at mypointpool.com.

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