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Souvenirs • Appreciation Party • Hostesses • First Play • Autograph

CANTON, OHIO (May 13, 2011) – 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: Mike Boylan, Souvenirs; Julie Norris, Appreciation Party; Nancy Chapman, Hostesses; Richard Lutz, First Play, and Steve Marcelli, Autograph. [gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="rand"] Boylan has been a very active Enshrinement Festival volunteer for the past 15 years, previously serving as chairman of the Security and Logistics Committee and currently in his third year as Souvenir Committee chairman. He is a realtor with Cutler Real Estate, and a member of Stark County Association of Realtors. He and his team of highly-energized volunteers are responsible for selling official souvenir and commemorative items at the majority of the 18 events throughout the nearly two weeks of the Enshrinement Festival. Many of this year’s souvenir items, including the collector’s pin, will depict the Enshrinement Festival or Hall of Fame logo, and all items provide lasting memories of the festivities. Boylan will receive extensive assistance from vice chairman Michelle Moyer. Norris is a certified pharmacy technician and pharmacy benefits coordinator for AultCare. She is serving her second year as chairman of the Appreciation Party Committee after being on the committee for nine years. She has also served as a hostess for the Enshrinees Dinner Committee. A member of Aultman/AultCare Race Committee, she is also a member of the Canton South DHO Advisory Committee and is an independent consultant for Arbonne International. She is married to Paul, and together they are the proud parents of two children and one grandson. The Appreciation Party is 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. Dave Dolan is serving as committee vice chair. Chapman is a professional contracting representative for Medical Mutual of Ohio. She has served as an Enshrinement hostess since 1998, and this is her third year in the chairmanship role. She has a special enthusiasm for the Enshrinement Festival Community Parade, which her company has supported for the past 11 years. She is a member of American Health Insurance Plans and Toastmasters of America. Chapman and husband Thomas are parents of two daughters and one son, and proud grandparents of five, with a sixth on the way! Chapman will be assisted by vice chairman Daisy Suggs in selecting and preparing the numerous volunteer hostesses who are given various assignments, including assisting in the press box during the NFL/Hall of Fame Game and working on the stage during the Enshrinement ceremony. Each member of the 2011 Class of Enshrinees and their presenters will have a hostess assigned to his family while in Canton, and hostesses are also used to assist the wives of returning members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lutz, a Canton native, is a registered architect and serves as president of Lawrence and Dykes Architects. In addition to his degree from Miami University, he completed the MBA Highlights program at Kent State University at Stark, as well as studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was the First Play vice chairman since its inception, with this year being his fourth consecutive year as chairman. Lutz is a Canton Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and graduate of Leadership Stark County. He shares his time and talents as a member of the Meyers Lake YMCA board and American Institute of Architects. He and wife Laura are the parents of two daughters. First Play committee vice chairmen are Matthew Petit and Laura Weisgarber. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Nearly 2,000 enthusiastic youngsters will pass an official NFL football through a three-mile child-link chain, from the site in downtown Canton where the NFL was founded in 1920, to the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Emphasizing the importance of physical fitness starting at an early age, it is also a great ceremonial kick-off to an incredible weekend of football. Marcelli, a Massillon native, is a Washington High School graduate and attended Walsh University. He is an executive sales associate at Putman Properties and a member of both the Stark County and National Associations of Realtors. He received the Co-Star Power Broker Award in recognition of his accomplishments and is a member of the President’s Sales Club of the Ohio Association of Realtors. He and wife Lori are the proud parents of three daughters and one son. A member of the Autograph Committee since 1999, this is his first year chairing the committee, and he is assisted by vice chairman Scott Clark. The committee oversees the sessions where fans have the opportunity to preserve football memories with autographs from the current Class of Enshrinees as well as some of the previous inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 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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