Enshrinement Festival Weekend Outreach

02/03/2010

Lem Barney and Gary Zimmerman sign autographs at a local Veterans Hospital.
Each year, as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, the Canton, Stark County community rolls out the red carpet for pro football’s greatest players, coaches and contributors. As a way to say “thank you” during the busy weekend, each year several members of the Hall of Fame take time out to visit a variety of local organizations ranging from hospitals and youth centers to veterans and senior centers for informal “meet and greet” sessions. These sessions are a part of the Hall of Fame Ambassadors program that was started in 2006.

Participants in the Hall of Fame Ambassadors program have included such Hall of Fame stars as Lem Barney, Elvin Bethea, Joe DeLamielleure, Carl Eller, Leroy Kelly, Tom Mack, Don Maynard, Tommy McDonald, Lenny Moore, Mike Munchak, Joe Perry, Mel Renfro, Charlie Sanders, Charley Taylor, Roger Werhli, Rayfield Wright, Ron Yary and Gary Zimmerman.

For more information about this program or if you have an organization that would like to be considered for a future visit, please contact us at educationalprograms@profootballhof.com.

Videos:
Lem Barney describes his experience at a local Veterans Hospital>>>
Charley Taylor talks about how honored he was to meet with local inner city youth>>>

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