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American Football Association Newsletter
June 2012                                                       June 23, 2012 - Vol 6, Issue 3

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In This Issue
Hall of Fame Weekend A Success
AFA News & Media Clips
Article Headline
Hall of Fame logo


Update: AFA's 32nd Annual Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

This year's Hall of Fame Induction Event has completely sold out (some of our staff even had to give up their seats) at 180 attendees! There will be a live webcast of this event again this year to allow friends and family viewing........the link is currently active with video of inductions from previous years at


The induction dinner brochure will also be available from our website... 

HoF Sign


American Football Association Hall of Fame

June 28th - 29th, 2012


Est. Value

Autographed Footballs by Aaron Rogers, Larry Little/Elvin Bethea/Bobby Bell

Arnold Palmer autographed 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert.


Ron Santo autographed 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert.


Derrick Rose autographed 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert.


Gale Sayers autographed 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert.


Muhammad Ali Litho framed & matted Signed by Artist ( L.E. 623 )


Carlton Fisk autographed MLB Game baseball in case w/cert.


Patrick Kane auto. NHL Game Stanley Cup puck in case w/cert.


Jonathan Toews auto NHL Game Stanley Cup puck in case w/cert


Dan Marino autographed NFL Game baseball cap in case w/cert.


Barry Sanders auto. NFL Game Style mini helmet in case w/cert.


Jerry Rice autographed NFL Game Style mini helmet in case w/cert


Dick Butkus auto. 8x10 photo w/card framed & matted w/cert.


Mike Ditka autographed 16x20 photo in frame w/certificate


Aaron Rodgers auto NFL Game Style football in case w/cert


Peyton Manning auto NFL Game Style football in case w/cert


Brett Favre autographed NFL Game Style football in case w/cert


Kane, Toews, Sharp & Keith auto 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert


D. Rose, J. Noah, L. Deng, C. Boozer & R. Hamelton autographed 8x10 photo framed & matted w/cert.


Joe Montana autographed 16x20 framed & matted w/cert.


John Elway autographed Sports Illustrated poster in frame w/cert


Walter Payton auto. 8x10 photo custom framed & matted w/cert.


Frank Thomas autographed MLB Game bat in case w/cert.


Ernie Banks autographed MLB Game bat in case w/cert.


Bobby Hull autographed NHL Game jersey w/certificate


Tom Brady autographed NFL Game jersey w/certificate


Brian Urlacher autographed NFL Game jersey w/certificate


Troy Aikman autographed NFL Game Style full helmet w/cert


Bob Griese autographed NFL Game Style full helmet w/cert.


Terry Bradshaw autographed NFL Game Style full helmet w/cert


Butkus, Singletary & Urlacher auto Game Style football w/cert


Derrick Rose autographed NBA Game jersey w/certificate


It's not too late to become an event sponsor. 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 as follows...


Just click the form below to make a donation/become a sponsor... or use our social media link


National Media Release:


Photo Gallery 2011 Hall of Fame Inductions:

 AFA News & Media Clips


Don Jonas may have been the best football player who never played in the NFL.  Well, make that "never did anything in the NFL" - he was with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1962, but apparently did nothing more than cover kicks.  Anyway, he left no record behind for that season.


1965-1969 Continental Football League

Dennis Kuno has created a website about the third league of major professional football of the 1960's, the 1965-1969 Continental Football League. There is even video from back in the day of Don Jonas #13, the highest scoring QB in pro football history, Claude Watts and, Leon Mavity of the Continental Football League; all AFA Hall of Famers. For video just click....... 


A hero of Brooklyn football  

New York Daily News 

The Mariners are the most successful semi-pro football team in New York City history, with a record of 588 wins, 114 losses, 15 ties, and four national ... 


Mallers are shooting for another national title 

Albany Times Union 
The Mallers are a semipro football team in the Empire Football League. The Empire Football League is a nine-team league with teams throughout New York, ...


American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing

We have gotten a lot of requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame recently. We've even encountered an altered/doctored press release listing someone we've never heard of in an attempt to purchase our ring.  It appears that after 32 years, a few folks are still a bit confused regarding hall of fame membership.  As a result, we have edited and published a more readable copy of our inductees from day one at..... 


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 


....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. Blazer logo patches are also available upon request. Note: Hall of Fame Patches are available upon request for those who would like to update their favorite blazer with this memorable item @$15.  Just send an email to   


Wilson NFL Footballs... New Wilson Footballs are now in stock. The price is $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls plus $20 shipping and handling  for a total of $410 per case of six... 


AFA Broadcast Channel Goes Live  

The AFA's live broadcast channel capability for video webcasts is now available for PCs, iPads and, Smartphones. Checkout the current feature 115 Years of the Watertown Red & Black by clicking 


Other featured video includes weekly vintage and live video webcasts of events such as the Pottstown Firebirds Super Bowl Special, Kalamazoo Tornadoes AFA Championship, Past AFA Hall of Fame Inductions, AFA Member Game Broadcasts and special announcements. These weekly broadcast will accessible directly from our website and in additional to performances by some of our hall of famers, will also feature AFA sponsors. These broadcasts can also be accessed at......

AFA 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. 
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. 

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:


AFA Advertising In NFL Yearbooks


As we continue to grow our visibility/presence and building upon our successful ad placements over the last two years in USA TODAY's Special Commemorative Super Bowl Previews and several NFL Yearbooks, we are expanding this opportunity for our member teams and sponsors. If you are interested in this opportunity for your organization or sponsors, please contact us at


Also planned this season is an ad listing this year's AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2012 in the NFL Yearbooks associated with their hometown markets.


These NFL Yearbooks are available for purchase at NFL games and on news stands during the NFL season. Stay tuned for our NFL Game Ticket Raffle !!!!


American Football Association Benefits, Inc 

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. 

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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About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 32nd year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Our slogan is Semi Pro & ProudĀ®. We are not affiliated with any other national semi-pro/minor league organization (Minor League Football News, American Football News Today, American Football Hall of Fame, Minor Pro Hall of Fame, etc). The AFA, Hall of Fame, American Football News™ and AFA logo design are registered trademarks of the American Football Association. All other AFA-related trademarks are trademarks of the American Football Association.
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