The American Flag Football League, a new professional football organization that announced its launch today, has named Positive Coaching Alliance as the recipient of ticket-sale proceeds from its inaugural game, scheduled for June 27 at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.
“We are extremely excited to be launching the American Flag Football League,” said Jeffrey Lewis, Founder of the AFFL. “The AFFL makes professional football more accessible to a wide variety of athletes, not just veterans of tackle football. The league eliminates the traditional physical limitations of tackle football, creating a platform for players who have elite athletic ability and speed, regardless of their size.”
With flag football booming as a youth sport, PCA is a natural fit as a beneficiary of the league’s inaugural game. Additionally, retired NFL linebacker and current PCA National Advisory Board Member Isaiah Kacyvenski is serving on the AFFL Board of Advisors.
“I'm honored to be part of the AFFL team,” said Kacyvenski. “The potential that the league has to showcase athleticism, while providing a platform for how technology can shape the sports industry, inspired me to join Jeff and his team. We're excited to launch this league, and treat a generation of fans who enjoy speed, action, and skill.”
As the first professional flag football league, the AFFL has established a set of rules that emphasize speed of play, safety for the players and simplicity of the game. The rules are intended to create uniformity for the flag football community as they can be utilized by both professionals and recreational players.
Inaugural Game and Ticket Information
The AFFL’s inaugural game is set for June 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Avaya Stadium, the first ever football game to be played at the home of the San Jose Earthquakes. Presale tickets are available now to Earthquakes season ticket holders, and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting this link on Ticketmaster.com.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA's mission is to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building experience that results in Better Athletes, Better People. PCA provides live and online training to parents, coaches, athletes and leaders.
About The American Flag Football League
The American Flag Football League is the preeminent professional flag football league in the United States. As a first of its kind pro league, the AFFL combines the energy of the fastest growing youth sport in America with world-class, elite athletes. The goal of the AFFL is to provide a platform for athletes to continue their athletic careers and create a product that is cutting-edge entertainment for fans and spectators. For more information on the AFFL, please visit www.AmericanFlag.Football.