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"Where Semi-Pro/Minor League Football Legends Live Forever"
American Football Association Newsletter
June 25 
, 2013
Volume 8, Issue  11
In This Issue
AFA Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2013


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AFA Announces the Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame - "Class of 2013"
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/Minor League Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2013". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 20 people for enshrinement this year. The Induction Dinner will be well attended and has sold out again this year (200 guests!). Check out our Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia that will be featured in our auction fund raiser.... AFA's 33rd Annual Semi-Pro/Minor League Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner 
 

 

To view live webcast, just visit our website at www.AmericanFootballAssn.com

 

Or just click 2013 AFA Hall of Fame Webcast to view anywhere on the planet earth!!!! Prizes will be awarded to individuals who view the broadcast from most remote location. Last year we got a call from Okinawa !!

 

RecruitU2.com 

Nationwide over 7 million high school students play interscholastic sports and every year ┬╝ of them or a little over 1.7 million graduate.  Almost 400,000 of graduating athletes want to play their sport in college.  If you want toyou're your student recruited, you have to promote them as a STAND OUT ATHLETE in the coach's mind. 

Just sign on to www.RecruitU2.Com, enroll your student athlete, complete their profile and enter the coupon number AFA2013 and save $50 from the initial service fee.

 

When you enroll your student athlete ($299) your annual AFA dues ($25) are waived for that current year savings $75. Enroll now so that COACHES can contact your student athletes before it's too late!

 

Now Soliciting 2013 AFA Team & League Membership Applications Team Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2013 season. We are proud to have the National Public SafetyEmpire Football Ironman Football Mason Dixon Football  and Wisconsin State Football Leagues as the first leagues to join as members to join for 2013. Click AFA Member Teams to see who else has joined to take advantage of our services.........

 

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 Team/League Memberships

 

YAVAY Welcomes the American Football Association

YAVAY is a comprehensive directory or planning tool that provides a broad, transparent view of the sponsorship landscape for members. 

YAVAY puts properties in front of those decision-makers at the time they are making those important decisions. Simply put, YAVAY is an online dating service for the sponsorship industry.  YAVAY is an AFA League Membership Benefit. 

 

Alumni Membership Fulfillment packages are on the way to recent applicants. Membership remains at $25 per individual and 
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. The Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. Just click AFA Alumni Membership  

AFA Alumni Missing In Action

Please email us if you know the whereabouts of the following: 

William F.

Buehler

Joliet

IL

Class of '02

Steven D

Harshman

Vancouver

WA

Class of '96

Edward D.

Boswell

NASHVILLE

IN

Class of '90

Thomas J.

Kohr

Racine

WI

Class of '97

Ken

Austin

Kennewick

WA

Class of '00

Albert

Mitchell

Pittsburgh

PA

Class of '04

Rex

Stevenson

LONGWOOD

FL

Class of '04

Mark

Reale

Scituate

MA

Class of '00

Ned

Novell

Orlando

FL

Class of '96

Frank

Bianchini

WOLCOTT

CT

Class of '07

Calvin

Griggs

Gresham

OR

Class of '01

Wayne

Liddick

Westminster

MD

Class of '96

AFA News & Media Clips  
BINGHAMTON,NEW YORK - (JUNE 20, 2013) - Macy's will partner with the American Football Association to invite customers to participate in Macy's eighth annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from the American Football Assn now..............
 
Ironman Football League: Rage dominates
The Rock County Rage got off to a great Ironman Football League start Saturday night, shutting out the Fox Valley Eagles 55-0 to improve to 1-0. Danny Roberts completed 13 of 15 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns (one rushing) to lead the ......

Local officers, firefighters take on NYPD in football game  

Thursday morning the team flew to New York to take on the NYPD in the National Public Safety League National Championship Game. In football years ...... 
    
Remembering Toledo's Troopers -Film to tell story of 70's female football team

  

 
BY TOM HENRY  
BLADE STAFF WRITER

  

Toledo's largely overlooked connection to the 1970s-era women's movement could be coming to the big screen. One of Hollywood's elite filmmakers - former Toledoan Brett Leonard - is raising money to produce a movie, Perfect Season, that has a plot revolving around the Toledo Troopers. They were a successful team in a women's professional football league that many people never knew existed - or have long forgotten.

Key characters: The two leading roles in the film will be the characters of Bill Stout and star running back Linda Jefferson, who ran for five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Ms. Jefferson's feats are more impressive when one considers women of her era played seasons of eight games or less. NFL teams play 16. She rushed for more than 14 yards a carry several seasons and was so dominant that those who followed her said it seemed like she scored a touchdown one of every three times she got the ball.

Ms. Jefferson, now 59, is one of only four women inducted into the American Football Association's Semipro/Minor League Football Hall of Fame (Class of 2002) 

  

 AFA Announces "Gone But Not Forgotten" Project 

 

Spring 2013 Semi-Pro Team Survey 100 Teams Polled - Average Game Attendence, Team Travel Miles, Equipment Provided By.....some very interesting data. The results from the recent survey of semipro/minor league football teams conducted by Smyrna Media Group are available upon request.
  
Long before the organization of National Football as it is known today, local groups throughout the country formed football teams and played teams from neighboring communities. The pride and rivalries developed have carried through to this day in Semi-Pro Football, and with today's ease of travel and communication, has enlarged its landscape to touch almost every segment of North America.

Binghamton, NEW YORK - The American Football Association has reached agreement with Smyrna Media Group to develop an annual Hall of Fame Induction Yearbook. The American Football Association's Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame has been recognizing individuals whose leadership, performance, and unselfish contributions have forever endeared their fans, family, and former teammates for over 30 years.

  

For more information, please contact; Britt Bochiardy
Smyrna Media

  

 Elmhurst Travelers AFA Alumni Club  - Aside from the AFA National Association's concerns for bringing recognition to today's market of semi-pro type teams and leagues - its desire to keep alive the memories of those who were associated with this level of the sport for the past 100 years has come to the forefront in the formation of the AFA's Alumni Clubs. The American Football Association has begun issuing "Charters" to team, regional and state alumni organization who qualify for official Alumni Club status.  (click) Elmhurst Travelers AFA Alumni Club 
  
 
VistaprintVisit ourAFA Vistaprint Marketing Center for Business Cards, Marketing Materials and branded print products.
 

AFA Initiates Eye Black Partnership

 
 

PFRA Coffin Corner: Vol. 31, No. 6 (2009) - Semi-Pro or Pro? by Bob Carroll. A great article examining the difference between a semi-pro player and a pro player. 

  

Outsiders II: Minor League and Independent Football 1951-1985 - by Bob Gill, Steve Brainerd and Tod Maher. Following the pattern set with Outsiders I (which covered 1923-1950), this volume covers the independent minor leagues of professional football from 1951 through 1985.   

Join Professional Football Researchers Association today. 

  

Advances in technology can identify and even prevent brain injury 

  

   

  

Mouthguard Detects Head Impact In Athletes

Despite the medical advancements and spike in concussion awareness during the past few years, the ability to quickly and accurately detect head impact in athletes is severely lacking.


David Burch, Chris Stepp and Kevin Van Valkenburg join "Outside the Lines" to discuss the dangers of average Joes gathering to play what they call "semi-pro" football. 

  

AFA now offers AFLAC to members! 

AFA members now haveflac discounted rates for AFLAC benefits available to them. Aflac pays you cash if you are hurt or sick and compliments any other benefits you already have! This Accident Plan: Pays you cash for services you or a family member may have due to any injury.  On or off the job. Pays cash dollar amounts for different treatments. This plan is perfect for players needing accident coverage; leagues signing up can take advantage of our special opportunities for billing.

 

AFA SmartPhone App

The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download at Google 

   

Sports Concussion? Use Mobile Phone App Phone Diagnosis

Use the our collection of apps to ask a series of questions and the app will decide the chances that a player has actually suffered a concussion. The questions used come directly from the Centers for Disease Control. This app has a list of symptoms that will help in the decision to remove a player from a game or seek medical attention.  In fact, it has a "Return to Play" feature helping you decide when to allow the player to return to practice and game status.  Also comes with a feature to email a doctor, if further medical advice is needed. Just click Smartphone App to download....

   

American Football Association Hall of Fame

We continue to get phone calls and requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame. It appears that after 33 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 Listing. 

 

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 amerfoot@aol.com
to obtain an order form.

 

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...to download form, click Wilson NFL Footballs.

 

AFA Broadcast Channel Goes Live

The AFA's live broadcast channel capability for video webcasts is now available for PCs, iPads and, Smartphones. 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......

Steve Weed Productions. 

 

AFA Membership Programs 

2013 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. To join Just click AFA Alumni Membership App.

 

Lifetime AFA Memberships Now Offered for AFA Hall of Fame Members! Email amerfoot@aol.com with your interest.

  

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 AFABenefitsInc@americanfootballassn.com.

 

About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 33rd year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Our slogan is Semi Pro & Proud┬«. 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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