The Taste of the Championship - College Football Playoff

January 06, 2019

The Taste of the Championship - College Football Playoff
The Taste of the Championship - College Football Playoff

San Jose, CA. Bay Area lung cancer survivor-advocate Don Stranathan will represent Team Draft at the Eckrich Taste of the Championship the night before the CFP National Championship. Don will join our co-founder Chris Draft, and other Bay Area, College and Pro Football Legends at the event.

The Eckrich Taste of the Championship is an opportunity for local residents and national championship game attendees to sample gourmet food and drink from over 20 Bay Area chefs in support of Extra Yard for Teachers. This premium event serves as a unique combination of an exploration of local cuisine and a celebration of the teaching profession.

Held at the Tech Museum of Innovation, this event will merge the technological environment of northern California with the educational mission of the CFP Foundation and the Extra Yard for Teachers platform.

All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers programming.

Team Draft’s goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local, national, and international level by using special events and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.

Team Draft’s fifth annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicked off on November 1, 2018. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and cutting-edge research that is giving new hope to those battling this often misunderstood disease. The top three fundraisers, Patty Watkins, Gina Hollenbeck and Jeff Meckstroth were announced on December 31, 2018, and they have earn trips to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, GA, the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL and the Taste of the NFL in Atlanta, GA. The survivors have an opportunity to share their powerful stories with key individuals with influence from across the country.

**The Challenge is over but the fundraising continues until the day after the Super Bowl. The lung cancer survivors that raise over $5,000 will be able to designated a beneficiary (Cancer Center or LC Organization) that will receive 80% of their raised funds (-fees) and the remaining 20% will support Team Draft’s mission to change the face of lung cancer.

Special thanks to the College Football Playoff, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

Donate now to Support the National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer!