Featuring Appearances by Star Zachary Levi & Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, with Live Performances from Nelly and Gryffin
FanFest Celebrates Arizona Customers & Upcoming Film American Underdog, with appearances from NBA & NFL Legends, Games & Prizes, a Beer Garden, and More
Scottsdale, AZ – December 2, 2021 – Today, FanDuel announced the next installment of their FanFest celebration at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, December 11, from 1 – 8 p.m. MT. This live event experience will feature exclusive performances from Grammy Award-winning hip-hop icon Nelly and musician/DJ Gryffin. The celebration will honor the upcoming release of Lionsgate’s highly anticipated motion picture American Underdog, in theaters Christmas Day, and treat fans to special appearances by the film’s star Zachary Levi, Arizona sports legends, sports-themed carnival games, food trucks, and more.
American Underdog is an inspirational film starring Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner who rose from supermarket stockboy to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl Champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The biopic’s inspiration, Warner will also attend FanFest as he and Zachary Levi will participate in an interactive Q&A session with Lisa Kerney and go head-to-head in a quarterback challenge for charity.
The day of fun will close with an exclusive performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly and a DJ set by Gryffin. The musical portion of the event will kick off around 6:30 pm MT.
Throughout the day, fans will also be able to participate in a variety of other activities, including:
- A Q&A session and meet-and-greet with former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin and Hall of Fame runningback Edgerrin James
- Interactive sessions with players from the Phoenix Suns
- Free to play pick ’em games, with celebrities and fans squaring off in live challenges
- Local food trucks and drinks at FanDuel’s beer garden
New Arizona FanDuel customers can sign up and get more information about claiming two free tickets for FanDuel’s FanFest by visiting https://www.fanduel.com/fanfest.
All attendees must be 21 years or older to enter and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of attending.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Stardust, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 50 states and over 12 million customers. The company is based in New York with oﬃces in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, Georgia, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.
About American Underdog
American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination. The film also stars Dennis Quaid. Directed by The Erwin Brothers, the screenplay is by Jon Erwin & David Aaron Cohen and Jon Gunn, based on the book ‘All Things Possible’ by Kurt Warner and Michael Silver. The film is produced by Kevin Downes, Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin, Mark Ciardi, and Daryl Lefever.
Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.