Charity Football Pool Week #5 Update

Austin Hardware’s 3rd Annual Charity Football Pool presented by Trim-Lok

Week #5 Update

It was no surprise in Week #5 that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would garner the attention of most of our pool players with the Steelers and Eagles both playing at home and kicking off as 9 and 7 point favorites respectively.

On the eastern side of the state the Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead against the Arizona Cardinals and cruised to a 34-7 victory, advancing 2 of our final 7 players on to Week #6. But what played out a 5 hour and 310 mile drive across the state was shocking and devastating to 4 of our players. Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high 5 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns, and the Steelers were booed off the field by their own fans (…wait…I thought that only happened in Philly????) in a 30-9 beat-down by the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars.

One other player advanced on Thursday night when New England held on to beat Tampa Bay 19-14 thanks mostly to 3 missed field goals by Tampa Bay kicker Nick Folk.

Week #5 by the numbers:
7 players entered Week #5
4 eliminated
3 advance to Week #6

Continued good luck to our final 3 competitors.

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!

Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partner TrimLok, will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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There are a limited number of pool sponsorships still available. If interested, please contact Rob Dell’Elmo, Marketing Manager, at


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