Columbus, GA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009
Zelosport, the creators and marketing arm of the NFL and Collegiate Finger Football game has formally made the announcement that 2009 will be the inaugural year for the NFFL Finger Football National Championship. And with a chance for the winner to take home $10,000 in cash competitors are lining up.
The company, (http://www.zelosport.com) endorsed by NFL quarterback great Brett Favre, has been granted licensing rights to market these games with the full branding endorsement and co-operation of ALL 32 NFL teams as well as over 70 of the top collegiate teams in the country.
Spud Alford, founder and President of the parent company, stated that it was time that the beloved "paper football" concept had its own national platform so that enthusiasts could compete in one of the most recognized pastimes in America today. "I would guess that 95% of America's population has at some time flicked a piece of paper or a pack of sugar across a table, whether in a lunchroom or a restaurant setting, hoping to score a touchdown by skillfully causing the object to rest with one portion of it hanging over the table's edge. We simply took the concept to a whole new level."
In the Zelosport version, the paper football has been replaced by a one inch "slider football" that is used for runs and passes as well as a small foam football for kicking field goals and extra points. According to Spud, "It is the only national competition to my knowledge where a child, a parent and a grandparent in the same family and of either gender can compete together with an equal chance at winning."
With a recent study showing that the number one thing young people prefer to do is spend time with their family, Zelosport will create an environment that is wholesome and fun allowing sports enthusiasts a chance to compete with and against their own family members. Tanner Childs, an 11 year old from Columbus, Ga. who competed in and won a "test" tournament held in 2006 said "I made it all the way to the finals and wound up competing against my 47 year old uncle. And I beat him!" Tanner added, "It's just a great way to spend a Saturday. And it's not a computer game. The players are actually doing something. Everyone was competing as though we were on national television."
Zelosport is actively seeking National Finger Football League commissioners nationwide who are interested in earning a substantial income organizing local tournaments in their protected territory. Spud points out that, "For anyone who is interested in joining our team, the manufacturing, packaging, marketing materials, public and media relations work is all done. We just need distributors who are passionate about our products and will work with us on creative ways to market them effectively, including running the local tourneys as the NFFL Local Commissioner."
Spud, the game's inventor, is actually himself a former U.S. Olympic hopeful in the 10 event decathlon. His whole idea behind the concept was to create games that families can play together in their kitchens and living rooms while building lasting memories. A survivor of testicular cancer and an admitted user of anabolic steroids while competing, Spud speaks nationally to young people about the dangers of drugs.
For more information on the company and the national championship, visit the company website at http://www.zelosport.com. You can contact Spud by phone at 706.507.3260.