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"Where Semi-Pro/Minor League Football Legends Live Forever"
American Football Association Newsletter
March 31,  2015
                        Volume 10, Issue  3
In This Issue
Phone: 877-624-4485

Gone But Not Forgotten AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Timothy W. "Tim" Rucks

Timothy "Tim" W. Rucks, 54, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Timothy was born in Waukegan, Ill., Dec. 21, 1960, son of the late Walter and Courtney (Nee: Young) Rucks.  

At 81, Hermitage's Moser is still kickin'

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 4:30 am

By LYNN SATERNOW | Herald Sports Editor

The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Steve Moser of Hermitage. They both keep on going ... and going ... and going. Moser, believed to the the oldest kicker in the world, will kick for a 20th year at the annual semi-pro football Casino Bowl Saturday in Las Vegas.

"This is probably the last one," said the 81-year-old with a smile, although he has indicated the same thing before. 


AFA Hall of Fame Nomination Process Officially Open Official nomination forms are currently on their way to all 2015 Active AFA Alumni. Nominations are only being accepted on the official nomination form and in by the defined timeframe of April 30th. The 2015 AFA Hall of Fame Inductions are scheduled to be held June 25th - 26th at the Pro Football Hall of Fame; dinner tickets will go on sale in May. Sponsorships and Donations are now being solicited just click 2015 Hall of Fame Sponsorships.  


American Football Association Partners With Imyne For The Next Evolution Of Fundraising
New web-based platform helps online shoppers donate without a penny out of pocket. Just click


AFA Partners with ViSalus 

The American Football Association recently partnered with ViSalus, whose mission is Taking The Weight Off The World™ One Person at a Time, 10 Lbs at aTime. Health of our players and alumni are very important and as a result we are making this new program available to our membership. Complete a full 90 Day Challenge and enter to become a Body by Vi Challenge Champion and win $5,000 Cash Prize. Just click


Is there an ideal breakfast time that is more advantageous or efficient nutritionally and metabolically? (for answer click here)


The Importance Of Personal / Advertising Injury Coverage For Sports & Recreation Organizations - Personal/Advertising Injury coverage under a General Liability policy for sports and recreation sanctioning / governing associations does not receive the due attention that it deserves. This is because the primary loss exposure arises from bodily injury or property damage. However, it is surprising how often these associations are sued where such claims fall under Personal/Advertising injury. 


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.  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:


The American Football Association Now Offers AFLAC - AFA members now have discounted rates for Aflac benefits available to them.  This plan is perfect for football players needing accident coverage. There are also special opportunities for billing where AFA team owners can pay premiums for their players. Please contact Amy Peters @ 518-331-1309 or email for inquiries and application. 

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!


Marketing & Business Plans: 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)
AFA News & Media Clips 


The IAFL and All-Pro Sports Performance will be hosting this years Sports Expo! The Expo will be held April 18th from 8am-6pm. Contact Thomas Hawkins at (262) 716-1147 for booth information,  and click the flyer for more information. If you'd like to pre-purchase your booth, please follow the link below and secure your spot! (more information)


NPSFL Game of the Week:

This week we're featuring the LAPD Centurions! LAPD is one of the original teams, going all the way back from when the league was known as the National Public Safety Law Enforcement Football League.  Click NPSFL Team of theWeek to read more. 


West Penn Sports League 


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. 



B2G Sports

The Advantage of Champions

DORAL Fire is a member of the Florida Fire organization that is the #1 ranked 7-on-7 high school aged flag football team in the nation. Stay tuned....



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? - signups by end of April receive coupons for free ham. 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


Now Soliciting 2015 AFA Team & League Membership Applications  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!)When entire leagues join they automatically receive an auction fund raiser donation on the AFA's Auction Site and the $aveAround National Fund Raiser packageTeam membership applications can be downloaded by clicking:  AFA Team/League Memberships. 

We would like to acknowledge the following leagues who have joined thus far: Ironman Athletes Football League, AAA Professional Football League, West Penn Sports League, National Public Safety Football League, Women's Spring Football Association,

Empire Football League. To view member teams, click


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


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. 


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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