White Castle Sponsors National Finger Football League
Even the classic game of finger football has gone corporate, selling naming rights to the National Finger Football League. White Castle is partnering with a company called, Zelosport, for the 12-city regional Finger Football tournament this fall culminating with a national championship event called the White Castle Slider Bowl in Indianapolis the week of the Super Bowl.
“Teaming up with the National Finger Football League (NFFL) is a natural fit since many of our Cravers are football fans and White Castle has restaurants in regions that are home to professional football teams,” said Jamie Richardson, official White Castle “commissioner” for Finger Football and vice president of corporate relations. “White Castle has been family-owned for 90 years and Zelosport promotes family-fun with Finger Football®, as well as other games.”
Players must register for the tournament online at the White Castle registration page or by clicking on White Castle’s Finger Football Facebook page. The entry fee is $10. Each player receives a $10 White Castle gift card and an official White Castle-NFFL T-shirt at the event. All gridiron fans can follow the regional tournaments on Facebook and Twitter.
The tournament kicks-off next Saturday in Minneapolis and then will visit Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Louisville, Nashville, New Jersey and St. Louis. Regional winners advance to the White Castle Slider Bowl on January 31, 2012, in Indianapolis where the National Champion will win White Castle hamburgers for life plus $2,500 cash. All regional games will be officiated and played under tents in White Castle parking lots.
“When I created the finger football games, I approached the design with the entire family in mind,” said Spud Alford, founder and CEO of the NFFL and Zelosport.