Friday, March 16, 2012

AFA Newsletter March 17, 2012 AFA Newsletter March 17, 2012
In This Issue:
•   Major Announcement - AFA Hall of Fame Inductions June 28th - 29th at Pro Football Hall of Fame
•   Vistaprint Logo Products
•   AFA News & Media Clips
•   AFA Benefits, Inc. Insurance Offerings
•   AFA 2012 Membership Programs
•   Join Us On The Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin)
Major Announcement - AFA Hall of Fame Inductions June 28th - 29th at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hold June 28th & 29th Date
As mentioned previously, the AFA established an annual recurring time frame for Hall of Fame Inductions of the last week of June to facilitate planning. Please hold the date of June 28th & 29th for this year's 32nd Annual Hall of Fame Inductions! This year's site will be Canton, Ohio again but all induction activities will actually be held in the Pro Football Hall of Fame!!!.

Nomination ballots and dinner ticket order forms will go out in April to all active alumni first. More details to follow regarding itinerary …………….

American Football Association Hall of Fame Nomination Prerequisites:
•Individuals cannot self-nominate
•Individuals seeking to submit a nomination must be 'members in good standing' (dues paying members) of the AFA's Alumni Assn or an AFA Member League
•Players are eligible only upon retirement as an active player after 5 years
•To eliminate confusion with other Hall of Fame organizations (e.g. Pro Football HoF, et. al.), to be fair to all candidates and to discriminate ourselves, current membership in another hall of fame will impact a nominee's potential for selection to the AFA's Hall of Fame.

American Football Association
AFA News & Media Clips
NYC Finest Football Club inducts Loughran into Hall of Fame (AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2008)
Two years later, he was inducted into the American Football Association Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame. Loughran founded the club in 1973 and was president (1973-1988) and head coach (1973-1976 and 1979- 1983). Also inducted were Dom Laurendi, ...

Lockhart steps down after 24 seasons as Ravens' head coach (AFA Hall of Fame Class of 1995)
Richmond Times Dispatch
Hal Lockhart says he never lied to or intentionally misled a player during his 24 seasons as head coach of the Virginia Ravens semipro football team. He chose candor again when explaining his recent decision to retire. "I'm getting older," he said.

Keith Ballard to be inducted in MVSU Hall of Fame (AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2010)
The Mississippi Valley State Athletics Hall of Fame today announced its 13 new inductees for 2011. The Hall of Fame was established in 1955 to recognize graduates of the MVSU who have demonstrated outstanding achievements on the athletic field and in the classroom as students at MVSU and have distinguished themselves in their community and beyond.

The induction ceremony and dinner will be held April 14, 2012 on the campus of Mississippi Valley State University. Tickets are $40 per person and may be ordered from the Hall of Fame by calling James E. Hayes, President, at 662-335-31-06 or 662-347-2218.

Wilmington Tigers hold football tryouts Saturday
WWAY NewsChannel 3
The Port City's semi-pro football team wants to bolster it roster as it heads into its seventh season in the Mason-Dixon Football League. The Tigers will hold open tryouts Saturday at Trask High School in Rocky Point. Registration is at 9:30 am Tryouts ...

American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets - Now Available !!!....we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Fame jackets are now available for purchase directly from Chicago Knitting Mills.....and yes, they do have the plus sizes 2X -- 5X! Just send an email to to obtain an order form.

AFA Alumni Jackets are now available …………the only difference between this jacket and the Hall of Fame Jacket above is the AFA Alumni logo on the back vice HoF logo. If interested in placing an order, request an order form via email to

AFA Hall of Fame Blazers....because of the positive feedback from last year's Hall of Fame banquet, we are now making Hall of Fame Blazers available to all current hall of fame members. Please email if you are interested. To see actual blazers, just click any of the media links below:

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 2012 Membership Programs
2012 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 2012 membership application, just click: . Membership packages are on their way to all active members loaded with fulfillment items!

2012 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2012 season. We are proud to have the Elite Football Association, Empire, National Public Safety, Mason Dixon and, Ironman Football Leagues as members. To view current member teams click

The annual membership fee to join the AFA remains $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking:

Note: Reprints of the AFA's 2012 USA Today Super Bowl Preview Ad are available on our website and have gone out in membership pckages; to order booklet copies from USA Today click,

AFA Membership Programs
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AFA Benefits, Inc. Insurance Offerings
AFA Benefits Inc. Insurance
The America Football Association recently established major partnerships with insurance companies to make comprehensive coverage products available for all AFA Alumni. AFA Alumni and where applicable their spouses and dependents, can now apply for insurance at competitive group rates. In additional to our General Liability Insurances, we now offer:

- Supplemental Medical & Accident Insurance:
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It's now easy to join the AFA and apply for affordable insurance coverage with a special discount for being an AFA Alumni. For more info, please call 877-624-4485 or email

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