Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays from the Georgia Force Cheerleaders

The holidays might be over, but we’re okay with that! We’ve got so many exciting things planned for our 2012 season, that we’re more than ready to ring in the new year. But if you’ve got the post-holiday blues, this video of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders might help a bit!

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Arena Football League’s “Fanographies”

In conjunction with the Arena Football League’s “Year of the Fan,” the AFL has recently announced a new fan-centric program, deemed “Fanographies.” The program encourages AFL fans to share their personal experiences as a fan of the AFL in one-to-two page essays of 250-500 words in length, photos, and even 30 to 60 second videos. Each submission must illustrate why they love the AFL and what makes them the most devoted fans.

Select fan submissions will be featured throughout the 2012 AFL season leading up to the Arena Bowl XXV. Fans that submit their story will be eligible for giveaways during the 2102 season.

All fan submissions must be sent via email to contest@arenafootball.com. Any Force fans that enter should let us know via Facebook and Twitter for a special shout-out!

Recent Force Signings

It may be the off-season, but the Force coaches and staff have been hard at work building a strong and thorough team for the 2012 season. If you’ve missed any of the exciting updates, here is a run-down of what the Force staff has been up to for the past few months!

On September 26th, the Force announced that eight core players re-signed for the 2012 season, including quarterback Darnell Kennedy, wide receiver Larry Shipp, defensive linemen Jeff Littlejohn and Louis Ellis, defensive back Robert Durham, linebacker Caleb Bostic, and offensive linemen Sean Allen and Ray Norrell. All eight players were an essential part to the 2011 season, and the Force is thrilled to have them return in 2012.

A few days later on September 30th, four additional signings were made to bolster both the offensive and defensive lines. Offensive linemen Jovon Hayes and Carol Barnett and defensive linemen Brian Duncan and Jarvis Geathers became the newest members of the Force.

On October 4th, R.J. Archer, a seasoned AFL quarterback previously of the Milwaukee Mustangs, agreed to terms with the Force. The next day, former NFL wide receiver Shay Hodge signed on for the 2012 season. Hodge was originally signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers but was released during rookie camp. Following his release, he was immediately offered a spot with the Washington Redskins. In 2010, Hodge was signed to the Cincinnati Begnals practice squad.

On October 10th, NAPA Kicker of the Year Carlos Martinez resigned with the Force. The next day, defensive linemen Daniel Howard and Lawon Scott and offensive linemen John Gianninotto and fullback Mykel Benson were signed with the Force to bulk up both sides of the ball. Defensive backs Marrio Norman, Roland Cola, LeRoy Vann, Demetrie McCray, and Dennis Rogan were also signed to strengthen the secondary.

A few weeks later, explosive receiver/kick returner C.J. Johnson agreed to terms for the 2012 season. Six days later, veteran wide receiver Derek Lee signed with the Force. Lee spent his first three seasons with Georgia, from 2005 to 2007.

More recently, former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Justin Harper signed with the Force, in addition to former University of Southern California quarterback Mitch Mustain. To learn more about Mustain, check out USA Today’s story on him by clicking here.

This just in: we’re giving away Jingle Jam tickets on Twitter!

For the past twelve days, we’ve been rewarding our most loyal Facebook fans with Force t-shirts, jerseys, hats, footballs, pennants, posters, holiday packages, and season tickets. To remind our most devoted Twitter followers that we haven’t forgotten about them, we have decided to hold one very special giveaway today: tickets to Star 94’s Jingle Jam, going on tomorrow at The Arena at Gwinnett Center! The Jingle Jam will feature Daughtry, Big Time Rush, The Script, Matt Nathanson, and Parachute. Doors open at 6 p.m.

How you can win: Tweet us (@GeorgiaForceAFL) and let us know why we should pick you to win tickets to the Jingle Jam. Also, spreading the word and helping us gain new followers will increase your chances of winning!

Seasons Tweetings!

Meet your 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders!

FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Joslynn, Jaimi, Chelsea, Adonica, Loren, Brianna
MIDDLE ROW: Bridget, LaToya, Christen, Macy, Dana, Tiffany, Maima
BACK ROW: Serita, Britney, Kiley, Emily, Cara, Lauren, Hanna

Thanks to all who came out to the Gold Room to see thirty-four potential Georgia Force Cheerleaders compete for a position on the esteemed squad. We are pleased to announce the members of the 2012 squad! Yet another reason why we are so excited for the upcoming season!

Congratulations, ladies! We couldn’t be more pleased with this talented group.

Georgia Force Holiday Packages Are Now Available!

The Georgia Force ticket sales team is thrilled to announce that as of today, two quality holiday packages are now available for purchase! The two packages, coined the Snowflake Pack and the Snowball Pack, each include ticket vouchers to the opening game against Cleveland on March 12th, 2012, merchandise, and a holiday card from the Force front office! Give the gift of memories to the Force fan in your life this holiday season! Details of both packages are below.

Snowflake Pack– Two vouchers for $30 or four for $55 for the Opening Night game
Upper box seats on the 200 level sidelines
– Holiday card from the Georgia Force front office
– Georgia Force t-shirt
– Option to purchase an additional t-shirt for $10

Snowball Pack– Two vouchers for $70 or four for $130 for the Opening Night game
– 100 level sideline seats, row F and above
– Holiday card from the Georgia Force front office
– Georgia Force t-shirt
– Option to purchase an additional t-shirt for $10

Both packages are available for purchase up until December 16th. To purchase, please call the front office at 770.609.1300. Only those willing to pick up their packages at the front office in Norcross, Georgia may order after this date. Shipping is $5 per package and there is no charge for pickup at the front office.

Happy holidays fron the Georgia Force!

2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders Preliminary Audition Pictures

In honor of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders Final Audition Show tonight, the Georgia Force Facebook page has been updated with pictures from the preliminary auditions held on November 20th! Check out the full album by clicking here, and be sure to come out to the Final Audition Show tonight at the Gold Room Atlanta! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the final audition show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. See you there!

Gold Room
2416 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

The 12 Days of Christmas on the Georgia Force Facebook Page!

Christmas is here, and Georgia Force is bringing the cheer! Today marked the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas program on the Force Facebook fanpage. For the next twelve days, Facebook fans will be asked to post pictures and talk about their favorite Force memories. From these submissions, winners will be chosen for free merchandise and tickets!

Make sure you are a fan of the Force on Facebook by clicking here – and be sure to check the page every day to see how you can participate!

Happy holidays from the Force!