CANTON, OHIO (July 1, 2013) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following key committee chairs for the indoor events held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center for the Arts: Sherri Mosnot, Fashion Show Luncheon; Rich Wilder, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner; and Todd Ascani, Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable.
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Mosnot is a graduate of Louisville Senior High School and attended The University of Akron. A seven-year committee member, she has exceptional credentials to serve in a leadership role due to her her position as district manager for Northeast Ohio with Limited Brands-Victoria’s Secret. She is an annual volunteer for Pelotonia, a grass roots bike tour with the goal of ending cancer through research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Along with husband Jim, she stays busy attending the activities of her son and two stepsons.
The Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2, will be a one-of-a-kind-fashion celebration. It will feature lively musical entertainment, generous door prizes, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video to showcase professional models wearing the season’s hottest his and her fashions. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with festivities beginning at 11:30 a.m. Great tickets are still available, as are a variety of fantastic sponsorships offering excellent promotional and branding opportunities. Assisting Mosnot with the massive details for this event is vice chairman Paula Hogue.
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Wilder graduated from GlenOak High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University. He is a lumber-millwork specialist with Fred Olivieri Construction Company and has served on the committee for 10 years, with this being his second as chairman. An Eagle Scout, he volunteers for Stark DD Special Olympics, serves on the Board of Building Trades for Jackson High School, and is a church elder and deacon. He and wife Tracy are the proud parents of one daughter.
The Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner is so named for the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket that will be presented to each member of the Class of 2013 Enshrinees during the event. It is one of three iconic symbols of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the other two being the bust, which is unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony and forever showcased at the Hall of Fame, and the ring, which is presented individually to each Enshrinee at his home stadium in the ensuing football season.
The Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner activities will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and tickets are still available. In addition to the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket presentation, the program will feature an emcee of national acclaim and introduction of a large number of returning Hall of Famers, in Canton for the Golden Reunion Anniversary as the Hall and Enshrinement Festival both celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. Serving as vice chairman of the committee this year is Marilyn Nave.
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Ascani is program coordinator at the Stark County Health Department. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Ohio University, he has been on the committee for eight years, with this his first as chairman. He serves on the board of Community Harvest, and he and wife Amy are the proud parents of one son and one daughter.
The Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, and features a center stage roundtable presentation featuring members of the Class of 2013 Enshrinees just hours after their emotional induction ceremonies. The roundtable will feature an unscripted, up close and personal format where they share stories and memories of their careers. Carol Hawk is assisting Ascani as committee vice chairman. Tickets for this fan favorite event are available.
For ticket information on all Enshrinement Festival events, call (330) 458-2048 and check the Web sites for the complete schedule of events and latest news: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.
ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL & 50TH ANNIVERSARY
In 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.
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