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Mizfits Featured on Gridiron Beauties Blitz Radio

NASHVILLE, TN- Music City Mizfits Owner Donita Hines was interviewed by Gridiron Beauties Blitz Radio last night, speaking on her incentive plan for the team, her career and the state of women’s football in general. You can catch that interview HERE. Special thanks to host Oscar Lopez and panelists, former legendary QB Louise Mathews Beans , and WFA All Star Holly Custis, as well as Troy Wilson!

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Mizfits Form Partnership With Nashville Elite

NASHVILLE, TN- The Music City Mizfits and the Nashville Elite Amateur Football teams have agreed to become partners for the 2018 season, owners from both teams announced this morning. This unique partnership will see both sides benefit, both on the field and off. “I’m excited,” said Mizfits owner Donita Hines, “The Nashville Elite shares a lot of the same visions and goals that we do, so it’s going to be great for both teams.” This partnership will allow both teams to share strategic ideas for marketing, internet presence, and community awareness. In addition, both teams have agreed to make appearances at the others events, such as games and neighborhood outreach events. Nashville Elite owner Tahnesia Richmond says, “I’m looking forward to working with the Mizfits!”

The Nashville Elite is a community-based, football organization designed to provide a platform to showcase young, exceptional football talent in the Nashville area. Men, aged 18 years or older, will be able to take full advantage of the program’s resources and networks in order to propel their careers to the next level, whether it be on the collegiate or professional level. Unlike other organizations, Nashville Elite is unique in that it takes great pride in giving back to our communities. In addition to providing an opportunity to play full-contact football, our organization also allows our athletes to be mentored by seasoned football veterans and also provide mentoring to younger athletes. We believe that this collaborative interaction will not only help strengthen our community but also offer hope to those young men who are seriously considering a career in football, but may not have had the grades or guidance beyond the high school level. “We Strive to be SUPERIOR!”

The Music City Mizfits were founded by a husband and wife in order to empower women through fitness and teamwork. The Mizfits play entertaining, high quality tackle football in the Women’s Football Alliance. They give women an opportunity to break down barriers by playing a game normally reserved for men. The team gives an opportunity to share their love of the game with different demographics, especially the next generation of young ladies who may want to play football. They are Middle Tennessee’s only women’s tackle football team. Just completing their second season of play, they are proud to represent Nashville in the Women’s Football Alliance, the largest women’s league in the world. They play full pads, full contact football and travel the country to promote women playing what is traditionally a “man’s” game. They want to show people they can play high level football too! They want to give women another platform to get physically fit and to display their talents.

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Mizfits Unveil Initiative Designed To Pay Players

NASHVILLE, TN- Women’s football is very much like men’s football; big hits, exciting touchdowns, lots of emotion. One thing that has traditionally been different has been the pay. While male professional footballers typically draw large checks from the teams they play for, and many semi-pro men’s teams have some sort of pay scale, women players usually have played only for the love of the game. Music City Mizfits owner Donita Hines is looking to change that. “I’ve been playing this game for over 10 years and have never gotten paid. It’s time for us to do better,” she said.

Hines wanted a way to pay the players that perform on the field, as well as helping the team bring in fans, so she came up with 2 different ways each player on the roster can get paid. The first way, Most Valuable Player, is probably the more traditional route,  performance on the field. “We always do team awards at the end of the season. I thought it would be nice to get a check as well as an award. So this year’s offensive and defensive players of the year will get $250”. Player stats, leadership and hustle factor in to who wins these awards, and while Hines herself will not be eligible to win MVP, she is excited to see who will. “Girls like Jamie Lock, Ja’Shara Burns, Heidi McGuire, and Jessica Phelps, they’ve played ball before without getting paid. So it should be interesting to see how they perform with some money on the table”.

The other way Mizfit players can get paid is by having the Most Valuable Fans. The player who sells the most tickets to individual games will get matched, dollar for dollar, to how much money they sold in tickets. “I just thought that if you had girls out on the field fighting for a paycheck, why wouldn’t they fight just as hard to help sell the team off the field?”, Hines said. “Over the years, we’ve had some players who were able to get fans to come to the games and some who haven’t. I feel like if there was some sort of incentive to go with it, more players will get involved with helping the team out in this area”.

Music City opens their 2018 season April 7th in Ohio, against the Cincinnati Sizzle. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. For more information on the team, please call Don at 615-818-2839 or email musiccitymizfits@gmail.com