The Marty Lyons Foundation

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    Marty Lyons was a NFL player for the NY Jets where he served for twelve years as a premiere defensive lineman. Early in his career, Marty befriended and became a Big Brother to a three-year-old boy suffering from an advanced illness. Three years later, in the spring of 1982, the youngster’s passing coincided with the sudden death of Marty’s father and the birth of his first child – a healthy son. These experiences profoundly affected Marty’s attitude toward life, fame and his fellow human beings. With the encouragement and assistance of his family and friends, Marty became determined to establish a foundation dedicated to granting the wishes of seriously-ill children. 

    This amazing Foundation has kept hope alive in the hearts of children with a terminal or life-threatening illness by making their special wishes come true! These wishes have the ability to sweep the children and their family away from the daily heartache of illness. It is a joyous time which creates wonderful memories and promotes a better quality of life.

    We have granted wishes for a special trip to Disney, meet and greet with a celebrity, a computer system, a swimming pool, a shopping spree and much more. Every child has a dream, and although we can’t promise a lifetime of happiness to these seriously-ill children, we can make dreams become reality! The average cost of a wish is $6,000.  Please help us grant more wishes to deserving children.

    When you sign up and donate a minimum of $20, you will be invited to join our playoff fantasy challenge group, where you will be able to make picks each week of the NFL Playoffs and compete for cash prizes! Better yet - the money raised from this event goes to fulfilling the wishes of children suffering from terminal illness. Or, simply donate to our cause here via our site for the Marty Lyons Foundation!


    Rules of the Game

    For each round of the NFL playoffs, participants select players for a fantasy football lineup out of the available players/teams through the playoffs fantasy challenge website. Each week, the scores are tallied up by the site, and participants continue to choose players available each week as the playoffs progress.

    The fun twist is this: the fantasy points accumulated by each player during one weekly scoring period will be multiplied by the number of consecutive weeks in which the player has been in your lineup, assuming his team progresses through the playoffs. A player can earn bonus-point multipliers of 2x, 3x or 4x for a given week based on the number of weeks they were on the fantasy team roster. Therefore, you want to build your lineup around players you think will be on the field in Super Bowl LV! “


    After the Super Bowl, the top 3 individual scores will receive prizes: 

    1st place = $1,000 

    2nd place = $500 

    3rd place = $250

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