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Myles and LaSonjia Jack: Allen American Hockey

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr. Allen Tx
Allen, TX, Texas 75013

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Myles Jack and his mother LaSonjia Jack, the first African-American majority owners in professional hockey history, will share their story at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Allen Public Library.

Prior to retiring last month, Myles spent seven seasons in the NFL. The majority of his career was with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him in 2016 as the 36th overall pick. He also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. 

“From the football field to the business world, I have always brought passion and leadership to my teams,” asserts Myles. “The opportunity to lead this franchise and serve our great fans is an incredible responsibility. I’m excited to bring a first-class, family friendly entertainment option to this community alongside our great partners.” 

Jack was nominated for both the NFL’s 2021 Salute to Service Award and the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, the league’s highest off-field honor.  

Alongside Myles, president/COO/co-owner of Amsonia Sports LaSonjia is also fully focused on the success of the Allen Americans. She provides a dedication to bringing a competitive spirit to the Americans, as well as a positive impact to the community off the ice.  

“It’s such an honor to lead such a great hockey team in Texas, which is a great place for families and businesses,” she asserts. “We are looking forward to engaging all our fans, business partners, and community leaders. The Allen Americans are a pillar in this community and we will continue that tradition.”

Sharon Mayer, CEO for the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce observes, “The impact of Myles and LaSonjia Jack as the new owners of the Allen Americans shows in the enthusiastic attitudes and the desire to enhance the team’s exposure beyond the realm of their current audience.  This is beneficial to the community in many ways, but in particular to the CUTX Event Center.  They will not be absentee owners but will be a part of the community.  As a new member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, LaSonjia (LJ) has shown the same level of excitement about her new role as she has as the new co-owner of the team.”

Can’t be there in person? The program will also be streamed live on ACTV. Find viewing options at Watch ACTV or view online at  ACTV.org or YouTube.com/AllenCityTV

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.