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Johnson Joins Fantasy Football League

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking part in a Yahoo fantasy football league with other mayors.
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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking part in a Yahoo fantasy football league with other mayors.

Johnson, a former NBA star, will be competing for $15,000 in the

Yahoo Sports Mayoral Face-Off

.

The prize will be used to benefit a local nonprofit sports program of the winner's choice, Yahoo said.

The season kicks off on Sept. 10 and concludes on Dec. 28. The winning mayor will be announced on Jan. 11.

The following mayors are also taking part:

  • Gavin Newsom of San Francisco
  • Ron Dellums of Oakland
  • R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis
  • Mark Funkhouser of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Luke R. Ravenstahl of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Byron Brown of Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Jim Schmitt of Green Bay, Wis.
  • Buddy Dyer of Orlando, Fla.
  • Pam Iorio of Tampa Bay, Fla.

A second $15,000 donation also will be awarded to a local nonprofit sports program in the city with the most votes at

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football '09

.

The winning city with the most passionate fantasy football fans will be announced on Sept. 11.

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