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November 2, 2012 at 3:47am

2012 Football Frenzy underway at AF clubs

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Four Airmen will be headed to the "Big Easy" this Veteran's Day thanks to the Air Force club system during this year's Football Frenzy contest.

The package of airfare, rental car and hotel accommodations to see the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons was the result of an Air Force club system drawing worldwide. 

Winners included Charles H. Doan, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; Staff Sgt. Andy Ford, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio; Edward Lanigan, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and Col. Michael McNerney, Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England.

As Air Force club members, they participated in the annual Football Frenzy promotion at their local clubs, and their names were selected Oct. 12, during the first drawing of the 2012 season. Two more drawings are planned, but only club members who participate in Football Frenzy are eligible to win.

"Club membership comes with a variety of benefits, including the opportunity to win great prizes like tickets to a National Football League game," said Shirley Stevenson, Air Force Personnel Center Football Frenzy coordinator. "Football Frenzy and other special programs are a great way to thank members for their patronage, and they help promote membership as well."

Since the program was implemented in 1995, nearly 500 club members have been selected to attend NFL regular season and championship games.

The next Football Frenzy drawing will be Nov. 19 for the Dec. 13 game when the Dallas Cowboys host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final drawing, Feb. 3, 2013, will be for the championship game, slated this year for New Orleans.

"NFL game tickets are already a great incentive to participate in Football Frenzy, but championship game tickets are huge," said Stevenson. "Few people can afford to buy them, but any club member in good standing could win them," said Stevenson.

Club members and their adult (18 or older) dependents are eligible to participate. Members must attend a Football Frenzy event at any participating club and fill out an entry form. All participating clubs submit the forms to the Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services in San Antonio, where drawings are held.

For more information about club membership and member benefits, go to www.afclubs.net.

For information about other services programs, visit www.afservices.com. For information about personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.

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