Wilson is proud to be the official ball of American Youth Football & Cheer, the World's Largest Football Family. Founded in 1996, AYF is a non-profit organization that invites all youth programs to join and participate, without restricting weights or sizes of participants. legal financial abilities, or any other bias. An official partner with the NFL 2011, membership includes 19,700 Teams in 50 States and over 860,000 participants. AYF annually holds a national championship in Florida along with the only National All Star event.