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AF2 Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

Donate to the Troops

Press Release: OGA09-PR-3

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of arenafootball2 (af2) have made a football donation to Operation Gridiron Airlift. The Yard Dawgz have been members of the af2 since 2004 and have advanced to the playoffs in five of its six seasons, including 2009. The af2 was founded in 2000 and has served as the developmental league for the Arena Football League. You can visit the Yard Dawgz official team web site at http://www.okcyarddawgz.com.

The list of contributors to Operation Gridiron Airlift continues to grow and includes the following;

  • The National Football League / Detroit Lions

  • The Arena Football League / Grand Rapids Rampage

  • arenafootball2 / Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

  • The Continental Indoor Football League / Kalamazoo Xplosion

  • The Intense Football League / San Angelo Stampede Express

  • The United States Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference)

  • Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference)

  • Central Michigan University (Mid-American Conference)

  • Michigan State University (Big Ten Conference)

  • Purdue University (Big Ten Conference)

  • Arizona State University (Pac-10 Conference)

  • FlexFab LLC of Hastings, Michigan

  • Private donations

About Operation Gridiron Airlift

For our troops serving overseas, the simplest gifts from home are always a welcome sight and very much appreciated. And what is more American than a football? Sometimes, just tossing a football around or organizing a friendly game while deployed overseas can be a welcome diversion, bringing a bit of home to a foreign location. That's why Operation Gridiron Airlift is collecting new and used footballs, that are in good condition, and sending them to our troops serving overseas. 

The organizer of Operation Gridiron Airlift is retired Master Sergeant Randy Snow of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He spent 21 years serving in the Michigan Air National Guard and retired as a member of the Battle Creek ANG Base in 2002. Since 2003, he has covered the Arena Football League, arenafootball2, the Continental Indoor Football League, United Indoor Football and the Indoor Football League. He has also covered the All American Football League and the Canadian Football League. His work can be found on ArenaFan.com, OurSportsCentral.com and AmericanChronicle.com.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact Randy at RandySnow22@yahoo.com.