Endicott, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2006
The National Women’s Football Association is pleased to announce that Founder and CEO, Catherine Masters will be inducted into the American Football Association Hall of Fame on June 10th in Canton, Ohio. The American Football Association has been the guiding force in adult amateur and semipro American football for over 26 years. Of the 527 footballers enshrined in the past quarter century, this is the first time that any executive from women’s football has received this recognition. Three other women have been inducted as players from the AFA’s women’s football category.
"Needless to say, I am honored and thrilled that the AFA is recognizing women’s football. I have worked all of my life to promote women’s sports and this honor will go a long way in helping to get more attention for our league and its thousands of players and coaches. Women’s football is the hottest ticket in sports and it’s my hope is that more people will start attending our games and finding out about this incredible sport. I could not have done this without the help of Debby Lening, the league‘s Vice President and all of the many players, coaches, owners and fans who have supported me and this dream," Masters states"
Masters has an extensive history in women’s sports both as an athlete and businesswoman. She founded the National Women’s Football Association in 2000 and has built it into the premiere league for women’s full tackle football. She has also established the first ever awards gala to recognize top women football players, called the Whammys. She has also signed a motion picture development deal with a major production company in Los Angeles to produce a film about women’s football and the NWFA. And, if that wasn’t enough, she was instrumental in helping to produce the first ever, Gender Bowl, a football game where men played women. A rematch is scheduled for 2007.
"When Catherine Masters name came up, I knew we had to include her. She has almost single handily created this new sport. Her efforts, her understanding of the sports business world and her determination shows not only her strength of character but her passion. It is our pleasure to include her in the AFA Hall of Fame," states Ron Real, AFA President.
The NWFA has been featured in more than 250 major publications and TV networks including the CBS Evening News, The NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The NBC Today Show, ESPN's Cold Pizza, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Inside Edition, SPIKE TV, BET's MAAD Sports, The New York Times, The LA Times, Nickelodeon, the Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, OT Magazine, ESPN the Magazine and many, many local and regional networks and publications.
For more information on the Catherine Masters and the NWFA, please visit womensfootballassociation.com.
About the American Football Association:
The AFA is dedicated to the advancement of semi-pro/minor league football throughout the United States and serves as the National Organization for non-professional leagues and teams from coast-to-coast. For more information about the AFA, please visit their Web site: americanfootballassn.com
Media - contact Dave Burch at AFA National Office
(877)624-4485 or (941)388-3510
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