Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve Its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence Everywhere
Each year, as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, 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”, each year 15-20 Gold Jackets take time 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 Gold Jackets as Lem Barney,Elvin Bethea, Fred Dean, Joe DeLamielleure, Carl Eller, Mike Haynes, Leroy Kelly, Steve Largent, Larry Little, Tom Mack, Don Maynard, Tommy McDonald, Bobby Mitchell, Lenny Moore, Mike Munchak, Joe Perry, Andre Reed, Mel Renfro, Charlie Sanders, Charley Taylor, Roger Werhli, Rayfield Wright, Ron Yary, Jack Youngblood and Gary Zimmerman.
2017 Ambassador Program - Gold Jacket Andre Reed
2018 Ambassador Program - Gold Jackets Andre Reed and Morten Andersen
2019 Ambassador Program - Gold Jackets Andre Reed and Willie Roaf
For more information contact our Youth & Education Team at [email protected]