Welcome to the 7th Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool

Registration is now open for the 2022 season, which gets underway on Thursday, September 8!

Sponsored by:

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Scott Reinhold is our two-time defending champion, having successfully defended his crown in 2021. A donation in Scott's name was made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Scott closed out the competition in week #8. After 3 consecutive weeks of ZERO eliminations, Scott advanced easily when his pick of the eventual Super Bowl champion L.A. Rams knocked off the Houston Texans, 38-22.

The difference-making upset of the week, which eliminated most of Scott's remaining competition (3 players) took place at The Meadowlands where the woebegone New York Jets, who entered the week with a 1-5 record, knocked off the eventual AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals. The final piece of the puzzle fell into place later in the day when the New England Patriots defeated the L.A. Chargers, eliminating our final player.

Week #8 (FINAL) By the Numbers:
5 players entered Week #8Scott Reinhold w 19 21 caption4 eliminated
1 Winner – Congratulations to Scott Reinhold

We're looking forward to another exciting season in 2022 and hope you'll join us!


The Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool aims to foster some fun and friendly competition while also giving back. We've selected a handful of wonderful charitable organizations and will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one or a combination of them.

Charities include:

Click the appropriate link to sign up for the 2022 season!

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• There is no cost or purchase necessary to play and it is open to anyone except Austin Hardware employees
• This is a "Survivor" (aka "Eliminator") style pool
• Players pick one (1) team each week to WIN (straight up, no point spread)
• If the player's pick WINS, the player continues to the next week; if the player's pick LOSES or TIES, the player is eliminated
• Players may pick each team ONLY ONE TIME during the season
• Limit is one (1) entry per e-mail address
• Updates will be provided weekly via this blog (so, please bookmark), as well as the pool dashboard at, with notifications via e-mail and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).



Registration is simple. Just click either the New Player or Returning Player link (above), which takes you to the pool management website. You must register and make your Week #1 pick before kickoff of the 1:00 PM E.T. games on the opening Sunday of the season. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up before the first game of the regular season on Thursday night.



If you have any questions or would like information on becoming a pool sponsor, please contact Rob Dell’Elmo, Austin Hardware Marketing Manager, at 610.898.3403 or