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Philadelphians Ron Jaworski and Marty Judge help bring American football to China

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From the efforts of Philadelphia Soul owners Ron Jaworski and Martin E. Judge Jr., as well as a production crew from Conshohocken based Lou Tilley Media, the first ever American football game will be played on Sunday, November 10th in Beijing China (2:30 pm EST). The game, presented by AFL China (led by Judge and Jaworski), will be played at the famed Capital Indoor Stadium- site of the 2008 Olympic Games.

 

This special exhibition game will feature a face-off of an East and a West squad, which consists of arena football’s top stars from the U.S., including Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. More importantly, the game will commemorate the launch of arena football in China—which will officially begin its season next fall with six Chinese arena teams.

 

"My vision and dream of bringing American football to China is now a reality. History is in the making. Arena football is now in China forever. Dream it and it will happen,” says Judge.

 

The game airs live from China this Sunday on BTV. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network on Dec 1st in the US.

 

The players are already in Beijing, and they were out sightseeing all day this week. Take a look!


East and West team members at Forbidden City in Beijing

East and West team members at Forbidden City in Beijing.

AFL China player arriving at their Beijing hotel. 
 AFL China player arriving at their Beijing hotel.
 
 Marty Judge, CEO of AFL China, addressing players about making history Sunday.
 Marty Judge, CEO of AFL China, addressing players about making history Sunday.

Very special thanks to Jen Sherlock and Michael Young at Jenna Communications, LLC.

 

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