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NFL Developmental League To Hold Welcome Draft At Clevelander Friday

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Rivals Professional Football League (RPFL), an adult professional developmental football league to the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League (AFL), today announced its official RPFL pre-draft welcome party at Clevelander South Beach Miami.

The RPFL pre-draft welcome party will take place Friday, December 1st at Clevelander South Beach located at 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Floridafrom 9 p.m. to close.  Clevelander South Beach has been a South Beach landmark and hot spot for locals, pro athletes, models and Hollywoodglitterati for over 75 years and has maintained its reputation as a world-famous destination.  Also boasting at Clevelander South Beach is ESPN Studios making it the ideal venue for the RPFL pre-draft party.

Founded in 2014 by former New England Patriots running back Quentin Hines of Detroit, MichiganRivals Professional Football League provides adult football players an opportunity to gain more experience while attaining great quality game film that can be used to market themselves to the NFL, CFL and AFL.

One Saturday December 2, 2017, more than 3,000 athletes from across the country will be attending the Rivals Professional Football League Draft at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Convention Center with the hopes of hearing their name called to play for one of the eight RPFL teams.  Hines, who recently toured RPFL in 58 U.S. cities in 64 days seeking the best football players on the developmental market expects this year’s draft to the largest to date.  “My number one goal for the RPFL is to be the most credible developmental football league in the country,” said Quentin Hines, Founder and CEO of RPFL.  “We have a lot of momentum going into the 2018 season and are researching additional markets to expand in the near future.  As a former professional football player myself, it’s exciting to see players using RPFL as a platform to advance to the next level.”

Each team in the RPFL will compete for eight weeks during the 2018 season. The Miami Blaze, Atlantic Sharks, Florida Red Wolves and South Beach Silverbacks will compete in South Florida at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Florida during March through April with the Southern Conference Championship game taking place on May. The Detroit Cougars, Oakland County Racers, Michigan Bearcats and Pontiac Generals will compete in Detroit at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac, Michigan from June until August.

The welcome party title sponsor is QStride, leaders in Business Intelligence, Analytics and specialized Information Technology recruiting services.

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