Wed. 8/1
10 a.m.
Pro Football HOF Enshrinement Festival Event
Join everyone at Downtown Canton
Questions? 330-588-3615

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in partnership with the NFL, will celebrate the kickoff to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT in Canton, Ohio.

For the 19th straight year, the national celebration has begun with Play Football "First Play" during which 3,000 children form a human chain and pass a football along a three-mile route from the location in downtown Canton where the National Football League was founded to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Play Football "First Play" participants will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last), free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 1, and lunch on the Hall of Fame grounds.  Participating youth groups and individuals must include adequate adult supervision.  Each group is asked to provide one adult per 10 children.

Fans or youth groups interested in participating in the free Play Football "First Play" event may register by contacting the Pro Football Hall of Fame at

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