Hall of Famers race to Indy


Several members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be in Indianapolis this weekend and participate in events around the Indy 500.

Legendary San Diego Chargers quarterback and current CBS commentator Dan Fouts and former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton will visit the famed Speedway on Friday morning. The two legendary NFL players will appear on behalf of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Phillips-Van Heusen to present a check to the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in conjunction with the NFL’s Hunger Related Events (HRE) charity.  HRE serves as the governing body of the Taste of the NFL and raises awareness and dollars for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America.

Other enshrinees who will be attendance at the race this weekend include Lynn Swann, Ozzie Newsome, and Paul Krause. The group of football legends will also meet with several IndyCar Series Legends like Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser,  Jr. and Arie Luyendyk at a welcome reception tonight.

Also attending the weekend’s functions are Pro Football Hall of Fame President/Executive Director Steve Perry; and George Veras, CEO/President of Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises, is a for-profit organization established in 2006 to work with all members of the Pro Football hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum and the National Football League (NFL) to develop marketing programs and conduct events that enable football fans and the general public to have greater access and interactions with Hall of Famers.

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