Arena Football League And Spalding Create Commerative Game Ball For Mother’s Day

The Arena
Football League and Spalding will honor all mothers this weekend with a
ceremonial pink game ball. AFL games begin tomorrow and culminate with Russell
Athletic ESPN Arena Football Monday when the Dallas Desperados (9-1) host the
Chicago Rush (8-1) on ESPN2 and ESPN360.com at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 14.

Spalding’s
innovative design for AFL game balls will be altered slightly. The light brown
Horween leather ball usually features a blue ‘S’ stripe. This weekend, AFL
teams will use a ball that features a pink ‘S’ stripe, pink laces and pink
crosshairs. The commerative balls will be used for either the first and second
half kickoffs or during a special coin toss presentation.

Each
participating team will present pink balls to unsuspecting mothers in
attendance while also auctioning off autographed balls on
www.arenafootball.com. Non-autographed game balls and micro footballs will also
be on sale online. A percentage of proceeds from the auctions and sales will
benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research.