About DraftMates

About Us

DraftMates links supporting nonprofits with fantasy football, bringing the fun of competition to making a donation. A fundraising platform unlike any other, DraftMates empowers 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to raise funds while giving them a chance to further interact with their supporters. DraftMates offers both private contests (friends, phone contacts, social media networks, company employees) and public contests (open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who wish to raise funds).

DraftMates was developed in San Francisco, CA but is now headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The founder and CEO of DraftMates is Matt Golis, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Yapstone, Inc. The mobile application of DraftMates was originally designed and built by Appstem, and is now being maintained by DraftMates.

DraftMates in the News

97.1 The Fan

97.1 The Fan: Carpenter & Rothman - Matt Golis (Founder and CEO of DraftMates)

November 1, 2018


New Fantasy App Helps Athletes, Fans Raise Money for Nonprofits

September 12, 2018

Columbus Alive

Community feature: Fundraising meets fantasy football with Columbus startup

September 20, 2018

Sporting News

New app DraftMates offers fantasy sports with a charitable twist

September 5, 2018

Miami University (OH)

There's an app for that: Miami alum changing the way we do charity

September 27, 2018

Columbus Business First

Startup sports app connects fantasy leagues and nonprofits

September 21, 2018


Matt Golis Creates A Whole New Spin On Fantasy Sports With The New App DraftMates: Now Available

September 15, 2018

19 Sports Overtime (WOIO)

Fantasy Football geeks share collective wisdom on 19 Sports Overtime

September 5, 2018