Public Safety & Service • Game • Corporate Host • Appreciation PartyCANTON, OH (July 31, 2013) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named the following key committee chairs: Warren Price, Public Safety and Service; Mark Prosise, Game; Mike Lancaster, Corporate Host; and Dave Dolan, Appreciation Party. Price serves as the City of Canton’s public service and safety representative to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Committee. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1993 to 1996, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Malone University. He graduated cum laude with a law degree from the University of Akron Law School in 2004. In January of 2009, then newly-elected Mayor William J. Healy selected Price as his service director, and later the responsibilities of chief of staff were added to his duties. Following the resignation of the safety director in April of this year, Price has also assumed that role on a temporary basis. Prior to joining the Healy administration, he was the managing attorney at The Price Law Offices, LLC located in Canton and Cuyahoga Falls. His public service included a term on Alliance City Council, and he is currently a member of the Akron and American Bar Associations. Price and wife Michelle are the proud parents of Brennan and Lauren. The Chamber and Pro Football Hall of Fame committees of the Enshrinement Festival work closely with the City of Canton to assure the safety and comfort of citizens and visitors who attend the annual festivities. The level of cooperation from the City has been extraordinary over the past 50 years, and the Chamber and Hall are grateful to the city’s elected officials, department heads and employees who provide so much support each year. Prosise is owner of A Child’s Place Nursery School, and a graduate of Jackson High School, Bowling Green State University, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has served on the Game Committee since 1999, and this is his third consecutive year as chairman. An active Hall of Fame volunteer for the past 20 years, he has also served on the Autograph and Enshrinement committees. Prosise is past-president of the Jackson Township Community Improvement Corporation. He and wife Sandra have two sons, Eric and Ryan. Under the direction of Prosise, with assistance from vice chairman Doug Hampton, the Game Committee is responsible for timing and coordination of the pre-game and halftime activities during the NFL/Hall of Fame Game, to be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, featuring the Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys before a sold-out stadium and national television audience. Lancaster is president of NewMarket Financial Advisors. He has been an active Enshrinement Festival volunteer since 1976, first serving as a ball-boy for the Hall of Fame Game as a youngster, and previously serving as chairman of the NFL Experience Committee. He supports other community activities as a member of the Stark County Board of Health and Walsh University Planned Giving Committee, is a member of the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, and a graduate of Leadership Stark County. He and wife Susan are the proud parents of one son and one daughter. This year, he chairs the Corporate Host Committee for the third consecutive year, leading the effort to provide increased hospitality services and support to corporate sponsors and their guests during the Enshrinement Festival events. He will be assisted by vice chairman Steve Neisel. Dolan graduated from GlenOak High School and University of Akron. He is currently AVP and mortgage services manager at The Commercial & Savings Bank in Millersburg. An active Enshrinement Festival volunteer for many years, he previously served on the Souvenirs Committee and chaired the Special Services Committee. He also volunteers for Stark Parks and is very active at St Joan of Arc Church as a member of the finance committee, as well as a member of their orchestra and Timeless Jazz Band. He and wife Carolyn have three grown children and one granddaughter. The Appreciation Party is a non-public event held to show gratitude to the generous sponsors and team of more than 4,200 dedicated community volunteers who provide the resources and support to make the annual Enshrinement Festival such a huge success. Rose Ann Manzella is serving as committee vice chair.
About the Enshrinement Festival and 50th AnniversaryIn 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football, which includes conducting a world-renowned festival celebrating the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 19 diverse events from July 19 to Aug. 6, 2013. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media. The central focus and highlight of this year’s Enshrinement Festival will be the Aug. 3 Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp. For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and latest news, check the web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.