Global Flag Football League is revolutionizing professional sports ownership

Author: Sylvie Sparks Writer: Elyssa Morataya
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Fifteen years ago, Cape Coral native Jay Lawrence hatched a plan.

After more than a decade of workshopping the idea, the Global Flag Football League is finally here.

“It’s a plan that I developed to really give power and give an opportunity to fans to partner with NFL players to not only have a voice in the future of the league but to also actually be able to profit off the success we build together,” said Lawerence, CEO of the Global Flag Football Leauge.

The league will consist of men’s and women’s professional flag football teams owned by current and former NFL players and fans who invest in the teams.

“They’ll go into a crowdfunding platform. And they’ll be able to purchase 10 shares of stock for $100. Each city is going to make 50,000 available. And the first city that sells out their stock shares will get the championship game the first year.”

Lawrence is particularly excited to give women a professional playing experience and the opportunity for a revenue boost.

“Girls flag football is growing too. And there’s a lot of women athletes out there that don’t have anywhere to go after college,” said Lawrence, “In our league, we’re gonna give the women an opportunity to actually make more money than the men if they raise more money than the men.”

The GFFL is in the process of launching the franchises now and will kick off the first season next year.

Down the road, Lawrence’s goal is to have teams all over the world and hold a global championship game.

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