Irrelevant Week
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Our Mission:


Irrelevant Week is a celebration honoring football’s underdog, while also making charitable contributions to the community.

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Our Mission

Launched in 1976 by NFL alumnus Paul Salata, Irrelevant Week is the annual celebration recognized by the National Football League that honors the last player to be picked in the NFL Draft.

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Our Impact

Irrelevant Week has donated more than $1 million to charities over the past three decades. Previous beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries, YMCA, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, NFL Alumni, and the American Red Cross, among others.



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Our Program

Every year, Irrelevant Week prides itself on honoring the last draft pick in the National Football League with a week-long celebration fundraiser in Newport Beach, CA. From learning to surf the waves to being honored at the Lowsman Banquet, the last selection known as “Mr. Irrelevant” gets treated like the Number 1 pick to help raise money and awareness for local youth sports programs.


Draft day

The big reveal! Over the course of three days, thousands of players wait to be selected for nearly 250 coveted spots. One lucky player will be announced as the final selection of the National Football League, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.

LowsMAN Banquet

Many have heard of the Heisman Trophy given to the greatest player in college football but what about the Lowsman Trophy? This coveted contradictory title signifies how even being the last pick is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

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Once the pick has been made, it’s time to celebrate the honoree! We coordinate with Mr. Irrelevant’s NFL Team to orchestrate a week of nonstop fun in the beautiful SoCal sunshine before he has to attend rookie orientation.


All good things must come to an end, but we beg to differ. The proceeds collected throughout the week are donated to local organizations to help create a lasting impact for youth in their pursuit of athletics.

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April 2013

In 2008, David Vobora, a linebacker from Idaho chosen by the Rams, wanted to see the Playboy Mansion and meet the women from “The Girls Next Door” reality TV series. After an evening that included dinner with Hugh Hefner, hanging with “The Girls,” getting a tour of the mansion and sharing Hef’s movie night, Vobora told one reporter it was “a slice of heaven.”

And that’s pretty much been the goal of Irrelevant Week since it began in 1976: to treat the last as if he were first.

Doug Williams, ESPN / Read Full Article



Get Involved

Do you have a love for sports and networking with leaders in the industry? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Our team offers many exciting roles and opportunities that support local organizations while having nonstop fun.


Mr. irrelevant Banquet

Join us in celebrating “successful underdogs” and the NFL’s last draft choice!

Volunteer opportunities

If you would like to help out before, during, or after the festivities feel free to drop in your information.

Make a Donation

Help us give back to charities including the American Cancer Society, the YMCA, and Special Olympics.