The Allen Americans announced today that Myles Jack and LaSonjia Jack have been named the new co-owners of the Allen Americans, making them the first African-American co-owners in the history of professional hockey. Jack spent seven seasons in the NFL playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers and retired from the NFL a month ago. He also is a partner with the Jacksonville Icemen and the Community First Igloo in Jacksonville, as well as owning a part in the Savannah Ghost Pirates, a soccer team in London, and other various sports franchises.
“From the football field to the business world I have always brought passion and leadership to my teams. The opportunity to lead this franchise and serve our great fans is an incredible responsibility,” Said Owner Myles Jack. “I’m excited to bring a first-class, family friendly entertainment option to this community alongside our great partners.”Allen Americans Press Release
As mentioned earlier this week, Zawyer Sports & Entertainment group will be involved with the Americans as they will oversee the day-to-day operations of the club, including all of the branding and marketing of the team. Zawyer Sports & Entertainment is also involved with the Jacksonville Icemen, Atlanta Gladiators, and Savannah Ghost Pirates. REV Sports Group will accompany Zawyer Sports and Entertainment in overseeing things.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Allen Americans to our family. We are committed to making the fan experience one-of-a-kind and will continue to make the Allen Americans an integral part of the community,” said Andy Kaufmann, Owner/CEO of Zawyer Sports. “We are just a few short weeks away from Opening Day and look forward to starting our first season with the Americans.”Allen Americans Press Release