Premier to Help American Flag Football League Launch Inaugural Season

March 15, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 15, 2018) – Premier Sports Management has been selected as the event management company for the official kickoff of the 2018 regional tournaments of the American Flag Football League (AFFL) and its inaugural “U.S. Open of Football.”

Premier will oversee each of the eight regional tournaments slated to run March through May 2018 in select cities across the United States leading up to the semi-final and final games to be played in June and July and broadcast on NFL Network. The final flag football team remaining will compete for one million dollars against a team of former NFL stars on July 19 in Houston.

“The American Flag Football League is laying the foundation for a tremendous new sports property that promises to showcase flag football like never before seen or experienced,” said Gary Heise, Premier’s CEO. “Our team at Premier Sports is excited to help the AFFL launch the inaugural season at the 2018 regional tournaments throughout the country.”

The AFFL was founded by Jeff Lewis, a native of New York City, who was inspired to launch the league when standing on the sidelines of his son’s flag football game. Wondering what the sport would look like if it was played by the greatest players in the world, Lewis began working to establish the AFFL. The official launch game was held last June in advance of their inaugural season as a way of kicking off the AFFL’s promotional campaign. The game featured a host of former college and NFL stars including team captains Terrell Owens and Michael Vick, who threw eight touchdown passes in the 64-41 victory over Team Owens.

More information about the U.S. Open of Flag Football and the AFFL can be found online at