Thursday, October 06, 2011

AFA Newsletter October 08, 2011

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American Football Association AFA Newsletter October 08, 2011
In This Issue:
•   AFA Announces Mobile Live Channel
•   AFA Smartphone Resources
•   AFA Featured In NFL Yearbooks
•   AFA Membership Programs
•   AFA News Clips
•   Join Us On The Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin)
AFA Announces Mobile Live Channel
This capability was prototyped briefly the week prior to the AFA Hall of Fame Induction live broadcast to check out interface functionality. Now we've decided to take this to the next level and enable viewing of live broadcasts on your PCs and Droid Smartphones. We will feature weekly vintage game broadcasts such as the Pottstown Firebirds Super Bowl Special, Kalamazoo Tornadoes AFA Championship, Past AFA Hall of Fame Inductions, Current AFA Member Team Game Broadcast and special announcements.
Send us a note ( and let us know what you would like to see broadcast in the future!!!!!

By the way, this capability is also available to all AFA Member Teams! Keep checking our website for broadcast portal info………

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AFA Featured In NFL Yearbooks
Building upon our successful ad placement in USA TODAY's Special Commemorative Super Bowl XLV Preview earlier in the year, we have now placed ads in the 2011 Yearbooks for the NY Jets, Giants and New Orleans Saints.

These NFL Yearbooks will be available for purchase at NFL games and on newsstands during the NFL season. Get your copy today and turn to back page to see the American Football Association's ad listing current AFA Member Leagues and our QR Scan Code. Stay tuned for our NFL Game Ticket Raffle !!!!

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AFA Ad Flyer
AFA News Clips
AFA Benefits' accident plan can fill health insurance gaps
During a recent semipro football game, a football player recently received significant internal injuries and a spinal fracture. An air ambulance quickly transported him to the hospital where he faced many surgeries and a long hospital stay, as well as a long list of expenses not covered by health insurance. However, benefits from his voluntary accident plan – about $34,000 – helped him pay for medical bills and other living expenses.

AFA Benefits' voluntary accident plans, provided through Colonial Life & Accident Insurance, offer football players a variety of benefits for covered accidents that can help pay for what health insurance doesn't. "Players can purchase our new accident plan without answering questions about their health, and the plan is easy to understand."

Policyholders who have a covered accident or sickness can receive a benefits check paid directly to them (unless they specify otherwise) to use as they see fit. Team coaches and owners can also buy coverage for their players, support staff and even their families.

Accident Plan Features and Benefits
• No waiting for health insurance to pay before you can file a claim through the accident plan for benefits.
• Three coverage levels to fit employees' budgets.
• Employee, employee/family or family-only coverage options.
• Wide range of coverage, such as: hospital admissions; emergency treatment in an emergency room, doctor's office and urgent care visits; fractures, dislocations, surgery, rehabilitation unit; X-rays; occupational therapy, medical imaging study; and accidental death and dismemberment.
• Same premium for all employees regardless of job title or management status.
• Other benefits options: choice of accident or accident/sickness disability riders offering total and partial disability benefits, and sickness hospital confinement rider.
• Coverage for people 80 years old and younger.
• Compliant with a health savings account.

For more information about Colonial Life & Accident Insurance's new voluntary accident plan provided by AFA Benefits, Inc. call 877-624-4485 or email

AFA Hall of Fame Business Cards
Business cards are now available upon request for all active AFA Hall of Fame members per sample below……

Bad blood fuels rivalry
Lake Geneva Regional News
After a Ironman Football League semifinal playoff loss in 2009, Diehl sensed a dissension between him and the organization. ...

Wilson NFL Footballs...We have just been informed by Wilson that they will no longer sell "blem" footballs.............The good news is that we now stock new Wilson Footballs for $15 more per ball. So instead of $50/ball or $300 per case for blems, the price is now $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls. Shipping and handling remains the same at $20............
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
New features at . In the upper right hand corner of our home page is a "Search this Site" button with which you can search 12.5 years of information accumulated for player names, coaches, teams, leagues, etc. Additionally, you can now view 2010 league champions from the 79 semi-pro football leagues across the USA.
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AFA Smartphone Resources
AFA Smartphone Application (App)
The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download from the Android Marketplace along with thousands of other apps. Our App provides links to member teams/leagues, application doucments and major announcements. We have also included links to other neat apps like.........
- The Concussion Recognition & Response™ App
- Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2
- NFL News
- Endomondo Sports Tracker
- ScanLife Barcode Reader
- Wheres My Droid
- Android Shopper
- CardioTrainer
- The Weather Channel
- Street View on Google Maps

To download the AFA's App just click the following.......

Smartphone QR Codes
QR codes have been around for a while, and many big corporations use them. In the past six months, though, small companies in the U.S. have flocked to the technology, thanks to services that let them easily create codes. Meanwhile, numerous phones, including many Androids and BlackBerrys, come with an app that reads QR codes. (Others, like the iPhone, must download the software.) Scanbuy Inc., a New York company that develops and manages QR codes, estimates that 30 million people in the U.S. have a code-reader app on their phone.

Stay tuned for more QR codes from the AFA as we rollout raffles, lottery drawings, videos and other interesting info via these codes. By the way, we already have ads with our code in the NY Jets & Giants and Saints Gameday Yearbook Programs.

To test our code, just scan the QR code to the right with your Smartphone. QR Code Lottery Prize give aways to be announced soon!

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AFA Membership Programs
2011 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
AFA Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league. Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. If you are interested in a 2011 membership application, just click: or

2011 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2011 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA is $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking: or

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