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"Where Semi-Pro/Minor League Football Legends Live Forever"
American Football Association Newsletter
February 04,  2015
                        Volume 10, Issue  1
In This Issue
Phone: 877-624-4485

AFA Announces $aveAround National Edition Discount Book - Building upon last year's success with the SaveAround coupon card, we are proud to endorse the national edition coupon book as an official fund raiser.What is SaveAround? Every day SaveAround presents you with the very best savings at fine establishments in your area. We're able to do this by guaranteeing participating merchants a minimum number of customers. Your purchase is combined with others and the resulting volume purchase is a form of "mutual funding".  To participate in this highly endorsed low risk major fund raiser, just email:


Announcing Vehicle Donation Program - Looking for a year end tax deduction? Got an old car you want to get rid of? Right now with the increase in car sales, dealers are low-balling the value of trade-ins. Before you head to the dealer, plan on donating your vehicle to the AFA. Generally the value you will receive for your donation will meet or exceed what you're given for the trade-in. Donating is easy. Call 855-500-7433 seven days a week or donate securely online at: 


AFA Partners with Chroma Health Solutions

The AFA recently announced plans to host a men's health program in partnership with Chroma Health Solutions March 28th of this year. The objective of this program is to improve attendees' awareness of the importanceof adopting lifestyle choices that address risk factors for CVD or diabetes, and its complications. Industry experts, testimonials from some famous role models and healthy cooking demos will be provided. More to follow.......


ESPN Outside the Lines: Football at a Crossroads: "Semi-Pro" Football - 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...... 


- Custom Etched Rosewood Ring Display Box
- Men's Fossil Watch 

The AFA's Online Auction Now Open!  - The online portion of AFA Monthly Auction is now open. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission. Just click: AFA Online Auction and do your Holiday Shopping Online!



We recently partnered with SCORE and we suggest that you do so also. The SCORE Association "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. These services are offered at no fee, as a community service. Email me if you need help connecting with your local SCORE counselors. Dave Burch (SCORE Mentor)

American Football Association Hall of Fame - We continue to get phone calls about rings and requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame. It appears that after 35 years, a few folks still do not understand the AFA's Hall of Fame membership process. As a result, we have edited and published a more readable copy of our prerequisites and inductees from day one at American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing. By the way, we do NOT process hall of fame ring orders; our supplier Jostens does that for us!

AFA News & Media Clips  


OTL Interview With George Koonce Jr.

Bob Ley talks with former NFL player George Koonce Jr about life after football and the struggles some players have.


Larry Little Legends 8th Annual Golf Tournament

Dave Burch, Craig Smith, Alvin Lollie

The Great Larry Little hosted another golf event in Fort Lauderdale with his teammates from the 1972 Dolphin teamDecember 2014. This year Beau Jarrell, Alvin Lollie, Daris Steen and Dave Burch represented the AFA at this fun filled event. We were able to share the company of Bobby Bell, Mercury Morris, Lem Barney, Ken Houston, Elvin Bethea and 26 other NFL Hall of Famers during this weekend event. Checkout our FB Photo Album...  


NPSFL: The National Public Safety Football League is beyond excited to see this team develop. The NPSFL was the first league to join the AFA for the 2015 season. 

Women's Spring Football LeagueThe Women's Spring Football League is a women's full-contact football league that features both eight-on-eight and 11-on-11 competition. 

FREE WSFL HEADBAND OFFER - The redesigned WSFL website,, is up and running and will undergo updates and improvements weekly. At the top of the website is a box where you can sign up to receive the WSFL monthly newsletter. The first edition of the newsletter will be sent out in early March.The newsletter will feature indepth stories, league news and notables and special offers for WSFL supporters.


From the Archives, Pottstown Firebirds Videos (click links to view)  
History of the Pottstown Firebirds -


AFA Alumni Clubs  - 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.


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 download form, click Wilson NFL Footballs.


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 broadcasts can also be accessed at....Steve Weed Productions

AFA Membership Programs 
2015 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member? 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 Online Signup  


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


Coming Soon - AFA Legacy Program/Planned Giving managed via Merrill Lynch. Planned Giving through the American Football Association allows you to align what you love in your life to what you want reflected in your legacy. 


Now Soliciting 2015 AFA Team & League Membership Applications Team Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2015 season. When entire leagues join they automatically receive an auction fund raiser donation on the AFA's Auction Site and the $aveAround National Fund Raiser package. The annual membership fee to join the AFA remains $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee (ask the Palm Beach Makos!). Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking: AFA Team/League Memberships   or pay online


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


About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 35th 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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