CANTON, OH (May 18, 2009) - The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following key committee chairs: Mark Weldon, Drum Corps, and Kathy Trubisky, 5-Mile and 2-Mile Races.

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Weldon has offered his enthusiasm as a Drum Corps Committee member since the mid 90s, earning him the title of chairman in 2009. Chief of security for Stark State College of Technology, he is the retired police chief for the City of Massillon, and remains a member of the Stark County and Ohio Associations of Chiefs of Police as well as Ohio Retired Police Chiefs. He assists the Stark County Safe Kids Coalition and is a member of the Ohio College Law Enforcement Association.


The annual Drum Corps Competition is a partnership between Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Canton's own Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. This year's show will feature eight corps, including three of the top ten in the nation: Blue Stars from La Crosse, Wis.; Bluecoats from Canton, Ohio; Boston Crusader from Boston, Mass.;Crossmen from San Antonio, Texas; Jersey Surf from Camden County, N.J.; Mandarins from Sacramento, Calif.;Spirit from Jacksonville, Ala.; and Troopers from Casper, Wyo. These corps will be at the peak of their performance just one week away from the international championships to be held in Indianapolis. The annual Drum Corps Competition will be held at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, on Aug. 3.


Assisting Weldon with this family-oriented event is vice-chairman Chip Conde. Drum Corps Competition tickets are available at (330) 458-2048. 


Trubisky, vice president, shared services, Trillium Family Solutions, extends her chairmanship to the 5-Mile and 2-Mile Race Committee for a third and final year. She has served as a volunteer since 2001 and was vice chair in 2005 and 2006. She also chaired the food subcommittee in 2003 and 2004. Trubisky was included in Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals and Who's Who Among American Women, and is a member of the Citizen's Review Board of Stark County Family Court, American Counseling Association and KSU Alumni Association.


Vice-chairman Daniel Reusser is assisting her in planning the activities that will include the fifth annual free, 400 meter, Kids Fun Run. Costumed characters will run with the kids to the finish line, where everyone is a winner, teaching them that exercise can be fun. All races finish at the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, offering great photo opportunities and the chance to visit the museum. 


Cash and/or other prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the 5-mile and 2-mile events, and both serious and recreational runners are welcome to participate. Online registration is available at


For the complete schedule of events and ticket information, check the Web sites periodically for the latest or