AFA Newsletter February 6, 2011
In This Issue:
• USA TODAY Special Commemorative Edition Superbowl Ad
• 2011 AFA Team & League Membership Campaign
• AFA Membership Programs
• Sponsor: Ambit Energy
• AFA Member News Clips
• Join Us On Facebook
USA TODAY Special Commemorative Edition Superbowl Ad
Super Bowl XLV Preview will cover this year's Super Bowl matchup of the Green Bay Packers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inside is everything you need to know to get you prepared for the big game, including in-depth looks at both team's regular seasons, playoff matchups, and road to the championship.
Now available on newsstands everywhere; get your copy today and turn to page 12 to see the American Football Association's ad. Maybe we'll do a commercial next time :)
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AFA Membership Programs
2011 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
Upon completing the mail in application, you will receive a special gift as part of your membership package.
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. If you are interested in a 2011 membership application, just click: http://www.americanfootballassn.com/resources/afa-alumni-application.html
2011 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2011 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA is $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking: http://www.americanfootballassn.com/resources/team-membership-application.html
Hurray, limited number of AFA Hats, T-Shirts and Souvenier Glasses are available; just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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AFA Member News Clips
Sports Check: A semi-pro football tryout
Lake Geneva Regional News
It was a groundbreaking event for the area. The Geneva Lake's first semi-pro football team, the Lake Geneva Generals, held their initial tryout. More than 40 players from as far as Chicago and Milwaukee showed up to give it their best shot in hopes of playing Saturday nights in the summer.............
"Working Man's League" Holds Tryouts In Greendale
The Panthers are an AAA semi-pro football team in the Ironman Football League. The team has been in existence for three years. They play a 10-game schedule versus teams throughout the area during the summer. The league plays National Football League rules during a full 60-minute game. ...
How Wilson manufactures NFL game footballs
Here is an inside look into Wilson's Ada, Ohio, football factory where all of the official NFL game balls are made. The video shows the step-by-step process that each football goes through. http://www.reliableplant.com/View/21492/how-wilson-manufactures-nfl-game-footballs
AFA HAS BLEM FOOTBALLS IN STOCK; Price increased to $50/ball or $300/six pack effective 2011 http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/2009WilsonBlemFlyer.pdf
ArmyTimes.com By Jon R. Anderson - Staff writer
They don't play for money or to the roar of big crowds.
But for a growing number of military gridiron gladiators, the rise of semi-pro football is offering a second chance to play the game they love. And maybe, just maybe, some will have a shot at real glory. Meanwhile, old interservice rivalries are finding new life in unlikely places.
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
New features at http://www.semiprofootball.org/ . In the upper right hand corner of our home page is a "Search this Site" button with which you can search 12.5 years of information accumulated for player names, coaches, teams, leagues, etc.
Additionally, you can now view 2010 league champions from the 79 semi-pro football leagues across the USA.
Copyright (c) 1998-2011, Joe Hulsebus
COMING SOON.........AFA HALL OF FAME JACKETS!
Semi Pro Football Newsfeed
2011 AFA Team & League Membership Campaign
HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 31st YEAR AS YOUR AS YOUR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION IN THE YEAR 2011!
Now is the time to renew your AFA Team and League Memberships for 2011.
MEMBER TEAMS RECEIVE:
-Opportunity to participate in the AFA's 2 Million Dollar General Liability Insurance Program; leagues receive insurance for league administrators with 100% team membership
-Ambit Energy League Fund Raiser (NY, IL, TX, MD)
-Team Funding Grant Opportunities via Prosper
-Access to discount pricing on official Wilson NFL 'blem' Footballs
-Team listing on AFA's website membership directory
-Players from member leagues qualify for All American status and Gold Ball Awards
-Personalized Gift Certificates that can be used for your fund raising raffles
-Membership Certificates and Membership Cards
-National and targeted press releases via the AFA's Press Release Engine®
-Access To Your Own Stats Portal via Webgamestats
-Quarterly Newsletter promoting AFA newsmakers
-Product sampling opportunities from Active Advantage
-Access to AFA membership logo products and the opportunity to sell your own products
-Leagues with 100% membership receive AFA banners with team names and AFA logo
-Opportunity to take advantage of legal service plans, lease loan reimbursement programs, medical and auto insurance plans
-Raffle Fund Raiser Certificates for leagues with 100% team membership
-Access to AFA sponsors, sponsorship programs and fund raising opportunities
-Opportunity to submit nominees to AFA's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame
-Access to Merchant Services Accounts
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