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|• ||American Football Association Announces Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame - Class of 2012 || |
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|The AFA's Hall of Fame selection committee has completed its annual task of reviewing personal profiles of qualified individuals nominated for induction into the Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2012". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 19 people for enshrinement this year. |
This year's group of Hall of Famers will be enshrined as the "Class of 2012" during the AFA's 32nd Annual Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. The Induction Dinner will be part of a 2 day event for the AFA National Association, which will run from Thursday, June 28th thru Friday, June 29th. There will be a special acknowledgement this year of all inductees from the 1980s & 1990s as well.
•Annual AFA/HoF Legends - meet the new inductees "Alumni Huddle Cocktail Party - 7pm Thursday, June 28th
•AFA Board of Directors Meeting (closed) - 10am Friday, June 29th
•Pro Football Hall of Fame Tours at your leisure
•32nd Annual AFA Semi Pro Hall of Fame Induction Dinner - 7pm Dinner (Cocktails 6pm) Friday, June 29th.
The American Football Association is proud to present the names of those who will be enshrined into the AFA Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2012" (names in parentheses indicate sponsors of the new inductees):
•Simeon Hendrickson - Lombard, IL - (Mal Yarke, Elmhurst Travelers, Don Busch, Larry Schmidt, Jim Bejna, Jerry Schropp, Neal Andersen, Andy Tranchita)
•Ralph Pina - Raynham, MA - (Peter O'Kane)
•Al Countryman - Theresa, NY - (George Ashcraft)
•Lawrence Pollic - Ballston Spa, NY - (Alvin Lollie)
•Dave Fleck - Schenectady, NY - (Tom Manny)
•Erik Taylor - Irving, TX - (Greg Skowronski)
•Derek Stingley - Baton Rouge, LA - (Dave Burch)
•Tyrone Jones - Marietta, GA - (Keith Ballard)
•Howard Hoy - Frederick, MD - (Stephen Oldt, Dave Bonsell)
•Gary Hughes - Glen Allen, VA - (Bob Yurachek)
•Don Kempf - Olmsted Twp, OH - (Paul Takach, John Companey)
•Leon Burch - Chicago, IL - (Thomas Robinson)
•Don Nielsen- Chicago, IL - (Frank DeMarco)
•Pat O'Toole - Weymouth, MA - (Larry DeVoe)
•Clayton "CC" Cowlings - Indianapolis, IN - (Jim Stamper)
•John P. Zafiris Jr - Billerica, MA – (Cheryl Kardas)
•Tom Hawkins - Burlington, WI - (Jordan Kopac)
•Chad Fauson - Chambersburg, PA – (Chazz Brown)
•Joe "Duke" Collins - Canton, MA – (AFA Alumni)
Over the past 32 years the AFA has selected 653 individuals to be bestowed with our national association's highest honor. The "Class of 2012"will see that number reach the mark of 672 - and the AFA Board of Directors are proud to have you as one of our "AFA Semi-Pro Football Legends".
NOTE: Mark your calendar - The AFA will be hosting their 32nd Annual Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner June 28 - June 29, 2012 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. Guests will be responsible for making their own guest room reservations. We do have a block of guestrooms reserved until June 7th (rate is $109 per night) at the Holiday Inn, 4520 Everhard Road, Canton, OH 44718; phone 330-494-2270. Be sure to mention that you are connected with the American Football Association (by name) to take advantage of the AFA's discount room rate.
Dinner tickets are $75 each for the 2012 AFA Semi Pro Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. If interested in ordering dinner tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an order form. Order forms are being mailed to all AFA Alumni. There will be no ticket sales at the door. The deadline for ticket orders is June 7th
This year as part of our event fundraiser, we are soliciting sponsors and raffle items in advance. Sponsors and donors will be acknowledged during our live hall of fame internet broadcast, will be listed in our souvenir program and posted on our event banner. Just click the form below to make a donation/become a sponsor....
http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/sponsorship-form.pdf or use our social media link http://fundly.com/s/e30t5f21
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