CANTON, OHIO (July 15, 2013) – In 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will proudly mark the 50th 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 280.
All the excitement of this “One of a Kind Celebration” and a complete schedule of events are captured in the 2013 “Official Playbook” of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Individuals, area businesses and organizations are encouraged to pick up this comprehensive brochure at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce to distribute to family, friends, customers and clients. It is also available throughout the community at:
Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum
Canton and Massillon Auto Clubs
Tourist Information Center on Fulton Road
Visitors’ Information Center at Akron-Canton Airport
In addition to the printed copies of this year's Official Playbook, a digital copy is available online at www.ProFootballHOFEF.com/official-playbook for easy reference, download or printing.
The brochure is referred to as the Official Playbook because it contains comprehensive information about each of the 19 events comprising the 2013 Enshrinement Festival, highlights the Class of 2013 Enshrinees – Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp– and outlines details of The” Future 50” Project, the $27 million expansion and renovation at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which was completed and celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1.
Continuing a tradition first started in 1977, the 2013 commemorative pins are also currently available, designating the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival as a “One of a Kind Celebration!”
This year’s pin is only $5, but it could be worth much more for some lucky customers. Thanks to the generosity of McDonald’s • Siegfried Enterprises, Inc., each 2013 pin comes in an envelope with a pin prize entry form.
GRAND PRIZES include: commemorative item from the Pro Football Hall of Fame; 10 three-foot party subs from J & K Subway (valid in Stark County); a pizza-per-month for one year from Pizza Hut; a gift basket of Pepsi products from Pepsi Beverage Co.; and a commemorative Enshrinee football and stein from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. In addition to these prizes, the pin envelope includes coupons from various businesses for food and entertainment discounts.
Entry forms must be completed and returned to the Canton Regional Chamber offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013. Mailed entries received Saturday, August 10, or later are not eligible.
Winners will be drawn and announced on News-Talk 1480 WHBC AM on Tuesday, August 13, between 7 and 8 a.m. No purchase is necessary to win. For a complete list of rules and regulations or to request an blank entry, contact the Enshrinement Festival office at (330) 456-7253. For Enshrinement Festival ticket and event information, visit www.profootballhofef.com.
The current and many past year’s pins can be purchased at the Enshrinement Festival office at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Avenue North, along with a variety of other souvenirs and gift items, including golf shirts, t-shirts and caps. These items will also be available for purchase at all Enshrinement Festival events.
ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL
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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