Pictured Above (R to L): Liz Bloser, Director of Communications, Georgia Force; Vince DeSilva, VP, Membership Services, Gwinnett Chamber; Corey Remilard, President, Georgia Force; and Barbie Bufford, Community Relations Manager, Georgia Force.
The Georgia Force is a part of the Arena Football League, which features four quarters of high-flying offenses, punishing defenses, and fast-as-lightening action. The most appealing part of Arena Football is that it takes place in an arena, so all of the action occurs in an intimate environment, unlike any other professional sports team. The Georgia Force came to Georgia in 2002, where the team stayed until 2008. During those years, all games were played at Phillips Arena for the 2002 and 2005 season, and the Arena at Gwinnett 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 seasons. In 2009, the AFL ceased operations, and in 2010, the team spent a brief season in Huntsville, Alabama as the Alabama Vipers. In 2011, the Georgia Force returned to the Arena at Gwinnett, and are thrilled to still call Gwinnett home!
Perhaps the most unique aspect of a Georgia Force game is the fan-centric experience. The level of player and cheerleader interaction with fans is unparalleled in any other professional sports league. For example, after every home game, there is an on-field autograph signing session where Force fans are invited to mingle with their favorite players.
The 2012 season has officially begun, and is chalk-full of family-friendly events. The Force will host an Autism Awareness night at the April 29th game against Arizona. The Force will honor Women of Inspiration during the May 12th game against Tampa Bay and First Responders at the June 2nd game against New Orleans. The June 9th game against Jacksonville will be a Faith and Family night, the Armed Forces will be honored during the July 1st game against Orlando, and the last home game against Pittsburgh is the annual Fan Appreciation Night.
A few of our players are native Metro Atlantans! Defensive Back Robert Durham went to Love Joy High School in Hampton, Georgia, and Defensive Lineman Kevin McAlmont went to Creekside High School in Union City, Georgia.
The Georgia Force players and cheerleaders are actively involved in community events all year long. Most recently, a few of the players read to the children of Alcova Elementary School in Dacula, Georgia and Rockbridge Elementary School in Norcross, Georgia, and participated in a physical fitness education day at Discovery Point Child Development Center in Roswell, Georgia.
Listed below are the rest of the 2012 home games, played in The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.
The Force is led by President Corey Remillard. Before joining the Force, Remillard spent six years with D1, a state-of-the-art training facility that provides athletes with custom sports training programs, expert coaching, and the latest in sports therapy. Remillard joined D1 as a coach, training country music star Julie Roberts for four months while on a cross-country tour, and then was quickly given management positions at the D1 training facility in Knoxville, Tennessee and then Hunstville, Alabama. Remillard continued to climb the ranks with D1 as the Regional Director of Operations, where he oversaw eight D1 locations across the country. Remillard is excited that he has been given the opportunity to bring his diverse skill set to the Force.
To purchase prorated season tickets, flex packages, and single game tickets, please call the Force front office at 770.609.1300. For more information, please visit www.georgiaforce.com.