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United States Air Force Academy Donates to the Troops


Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008

Fresh from their Spring football practices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy has made a donation of footballs to Operation Gridiron Airlift. The Nike footballs are embossed with the Academy's familiar "AF" logo.

The Air Force Academy joins a growing list of football leagues, teams and private individuals that have joined the effort to show support for our troops serving overseas.

To date, the list includes;

  • The Arena Football League (Grand Rapids Rampage)

  • The Continental Indoor Football League (Kalamazoo Xplosion)

  • The Intense Football League (San Angelo Stampede-Express)

  • The United States Air Force Academy

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

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 stationed or deployed overseas can be a welcome diversion, bringing a bit of home to a foreign location. Operation Gridiron Airlift is collecting new as well as used footballs, that are in good condition, that will be sent to our troops serving overseas. 

The organizer of Operation Gridiron Airlift is 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 been covering Indoor and Arena football for various web sites. 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 Snow at RandySnow22@yahoo.com.

Previous Press Releases

Operation Gridiron Airlift is Underway (January 25, 2008)