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Anna Holt President of the new APFL addresses the inaugural crowd and media on February 17, 2015.
SOCAL COYOTES DELIVER PRO FOOTBALL TO PALM SPRINGS WITH DEBUT OF AMERICA’S ‘FASTEST-GROWING DEVELOPMENTAL FOOTBALL FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY’ (PALM SPRINGS) —
The AAA Professional Football League (APFL) debuted the nation’s fastest-growing developmental franchise football opportunity Wednesday on a postcard-perfect day at the Palm Springs Hotel, and the crowd that gathered poolside for the inaugural press conference witnessed history as the league firmly positioned itself as America’s #1 developmental opportunity.
“The APFL is open for business,” said president Anna Holt. “Officially, our business is ‘Building Champions by Building Men,’ with a league that challenges young men to Be Paid, Be Insured, Be Discovered – and Be a Man.”
With that, Ms. Holt and other APFL officials threw a lifeline to thousands of stranded developmental players nationwide, who are desperate for opportunity.
“We will pay modest stipends and offer insurance, develop players who seek NFL, CFL or AFL discovery, while building employment and leadership opportunities around them,” Ms. Holt said.
“Off the field, the success of the APFL will hinge on our vast experience of accounting, payroll, workman’s compensation, key-vendor relationships and evolving health-care and employee benefit issues, all standards as a league that we intend to set.”
With media mingled among corporate partners, local business owners, fans, players and celebrities, Ms. Holt delivered a stunning, 10-minute, 10-point outline that resonated with answers. Chief among them – the APFL will launch a “showcase spring season” on April 11, with “four games in four markets in four cities.”
The Palm Springs-based SoCal Coyotes were introduced as the APFL’s cornerstone, flagship franchise, “a model that can now be shared in markets around the nation,” she said.
The Coyotes open at their new Palms Springs High School home field April 11 against the California (San Diego) Sharks. The other teams are the Arizona Scorpions and Las Vegas Lions.
The league will expand to 14 teams and return for a fall 2015 season.
The following transcript is taken from Ms. Holt’s historic recorded remarks:
“WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL PRESS conference of the AAA Professional Football League – my name is Anna Holt, and this day has been long overdue … The APFL is open for business, and officially, our business is ‘Building Champions by Building Men,’ with a league that challenges young men to ‘Be Paid, Be Insured, Be Discovered – and Be a Man.’
“We will pay modest stipends and offer insurance, develop players who seek NFL, CFL or AFL discovery, while building employment and leadership opportunities around them. Off the field, the success of the APFL will hinge on our experience of accounting, payroll, workman’s compensation, key-vendor relationships and evolving health-care and employee benefit issues, all standards as a league that we intend to set, and clearly my goals as your league president.
“ALL OF OUR LEAGUE AND TEAM WEBSITES ARE LIVE this morning, and mobile apps for the league, and its member teams, have been launched today through our corporate partner GoMobile Solutions, the industry leader in modern mobile marketing.
“All of the announcements we make today are available across all of our websites, apps and social media platforms, and we encourage you to read and learn more about each announcement that is made today not only in your press kits, but on each respective website, Facebook page and mobile app.
“THE AAAA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS A NON-PROFIT sports leadership organization and founded upon the SoCal Coyotes, America’s number-one developmental football program. As a national sports management opportunity for developmental players, coaches, and administration, with a single governing body, and league-wide transparency, efficacy and parity, the APFL is the nation’s fastest-growing AAA football franchise opportunity.
“THANKS TO THE FINANCIAL UNDERPINNING OF Five Star Sports & Entertainment, and the insurance disciplines of Five Star Financial and the rest of the Five Star Companies, the APFL will be the first developmental league capable of paying players not only a small weekly stipend, but insuring players and providing life and Rx Card benefits. . It is the special courage of Five Star Founder John Biyikoglu, CEO of the Five Star Companies, along with support of the Holt and Biyikoglu families, to commit the power of all of the companies to make this a reality.
“MAKING INSURANCE AND PAYROLL POSSIBLE TODAY IS INFINITI HR, the official Professional Employer Organization (PEO) of the APFL. Infiniti will play a critical role in providing our league professional, human capital management infrastructure and development for new franchises, and our corporate brands.
“THE COMMISSIONER OF THE APFL is a household name to every fan who has loved this great sport for the past 50 years. Darrel “Mouse” Davis, godfather of the Run ‘n’ Shoot and modern four-wide offense that revolutionized the game – and the architect of the successful Arena Football League that started an entirely new sport and generation of football in 1987 – has been formally appointed as the first commissioner of the AAA Professional Football League. Mouse Davis changed the lives of legends like Barry Sanders, Jim Kelly and Warren Moon, and coaches like June Jones, and now he’s set to continue this trend in the lives of the APFL’s developing athletes. He will be introduced at our training camps in March.
“OVERSEEING THE BOOKS AND ACCOUNTING of the APFL is former IRS agent, CPA and finance specialist Troy K. Vigil. Mr. Vigil ensures the APFL’s tax exempt status remains in compliance and that the required filings with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California are prepared and submitted on time. In addition, Mr. Vigil oversees the tax and accounting functions for the APFL, and offers expertise to individual teams, players, coaches, and volunteers.
“THE CARE OF OUR ATHLETES IS IN THE HANDS of Dr. Sydney Pardino, who has been named as Director of Sports Medicine and Chief Medical Officer. In the field of sports medicine, few doctors enjoy Dr. Pardino’s sterling national reputation, evidenced by his work at the pinnacles of sport, such as the 2010 NFL Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, and the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets. Dr. Pardino also serves as Director of Sports Medicine at the esteemed Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center here in Palm Springs.
“TURNING THE DREAMS OF APFL PLAYERS INTO REALITY will rest with Don West Jr., who has been named the league’s VP of Player Legacy and Development. Mr. West has long-standing relationships throughout the NFL, CFL and AFL and executive sports management firms. He specializes in the formulation and execution of long-term strategic plans, particularly the development of individual client legacy plans that maximize post-career financial prosperity.
“FINALLY, THE APFL FLAGSHIP FRANCHISE that brought us all to Palm Springs is the SoCal Coyotes. Their success under J David Miller is now a model that can be shared in markets around the nation.”
For more information, email Brandon O’Neill, VP Program Development, at email@example.com.
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