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AFA Newsletter March 21, 2011

American Football Association AFA Newsletter March 21, 2011
In This Issue:
•   AFA Hall of Fame Indutions June 23rd - 24th
•   2011 AFA Team & League Membership Campaign
•   AFA Membership Programs
•   Sponsor: Ambit Energy
•   AFA News Clips
•   Join Us On Facebook
AFA Hall of Fame Indutions June 23rd - 24th
Hold June 23rd - 24th 2011 Date
As mentioned previously, to facilitate planning the AFA established an annual recurring time frame for Hall of Fame Inductions of the last week of June. Hold the date of June 23rd & 24th for this year's 31st Annual Hall of Fame Inductions! The site will be Canton, Ohio; stay tuned for venue announcements and program agenda. Nomination ballots will go out in April to all active alumni.

American Football Association Hall of Fame Nomination Prerequisites
•Individuals cannot self nominate
•Individuals seeking to submit a nomination must be 'members in good standing' (dues paying members) of the AFA's Alumni Assn or an AFA Member League.
•Players are eligible only upon retirement as an active player after 5 years.
•To eliminate confusion with other Hall of Fame organizations (e.g. Pro Football HoF, et. al.), current membership in another hall of fame automatically disqualifies a potential nominee to the AFA's Hall of Fame
AFA Membership Programs
2011 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. If you are interested in a 2011 membership application, just click:

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:

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AFA News Clips
American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets - Now Available !!!
Recently I had the opportunity to chat with the owner of Chicago Knitting Mills regarding design and manufacture of AFA's Hall of Fame jacket. During our conversation I mentioned that I purchased a fraternity sweater from Logan Knitting Mills in 1967 and it still looks brand new. The owner, Bob Sol then responded that he had previously partnered with Logan Knitting Mills but decided to start his current business once Logan Knitting Mills went out of business in the late 1960's.

Needless to say, I immediately gave him permission to be exclusive distributor for design/production of the American Football Association's football jackets because of my personal experience with the quality of his work over the years, including the jackets he did for the Elmhurst Travelers Alumni Club 2 years ago. Interesting how things are connected ......Bob was very pleased to hear how satisfied I was with his previous products!

With that said, we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Fame jackets are now available for purchase directly from Chicago Knitting Mills. Please send an email to to obtain an order form. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Keith Ballard, AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2010 for initiating this project; I can tell you he's really excited about his jacket!

Kenny Stone Class of '00
I attended a Memorial for Kenny Stone yesterday, Sunday February 20th, at his favorite Bar. His daughter Sherri put it together and most of the people there were originally from the Chicago area. Kenny passed away on January 26th, a victim of Cancer. The memorial was very good and well done. His roommate and several others spoke about Kenny and how much they would all miss him. They had on display pictures of Kenny in football gear and his army uniform. I brought an Elmhurst Taveler team picture, which everybody appreciated. Also on display was his Hall of Fame Plaque and Certificate.
Mike "Chico" Cain Class of '06

Cards of Sympathy can be sent to:
Sherri Stone - Romero
1153 Sierra Vista Dr. #2
Las Vegas ,NV 89169

Let's Make CC Football Work Again
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
I had been playing semi-pro (In the Northwest semi-pro translates to amateur), and I was able to hold own my playing with and against some of the area's top football players (ex-high school and college). I was 28 going on 29 (the NWJCFL has an age 24 ...

Curry County Cats pull away in second half
Clovis News Journal
A 2009 Clovis High grad, Bryan was one of several former Wildcats who had big days Saturday as the Curry County Cats beat the Las Cruces Kings 31-13 in a New Mexico Premier League semipro football game at Leon Williams Stadium. ... 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 . 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
2011 AFA Team & League Membership Campaign

Now is the time to renew your AFA Team and League Memberships for 2011.
-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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