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CANTON, OH (May 24, 2010) – In 2010, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 47th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football. The world-renowned Enshrinement Festival celebrates the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors. With the addition of this year’s class, the enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame total 260. All the excitement of this “One of a Kind Celebration” and a complete schedule of events are captured in the 2010 Enshrinement Festival brochure. The brochure is now available at these and other locations throughout the community: * Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce * Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum * Canton and Massillon Auto Clubs * Visitors’ Information Center on Fulton Road * Akron-Canton Airport Individuals and area businesses and organizations are encouraged to pick up brochures at the Canton Chamber to distribute to family, friends, customers and clients. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of approximately $30 million for the Canton/Stark County area, and nearly $55 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. ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL In 2010, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 47th 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 Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 18 unique events over a 11-day period from July 29 to Aug. 8, 2010. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of $30 million for the Canton/Stark County area and nearly $55 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 the festivities will be the Aug. 7 induction ceremony for the 2010 Class of Enshrinees, comprised of guard Russ Grimm, linebacker Rickey Jackson, cornerback Dick LeBeau, running back Floyd Little, defensive tackle John Randle, wide receiver Jerry Rice, and running back Emmitt Smith. For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and the latest news, check the Web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.

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