Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve Its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence Everywhere
In partnership with the National Football League, we will kickoff the NFL’s season and the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on August 4, 2021.
For the 21st year, the national celebration will begin with “Play Football First Play presented by Panini.” This great event will feature thousands of children who form a human chain and pass a football along a three-mile route from the location in downtown Canton where the NFL was founded to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Play Football First Play presented by Panini” participants (children 18 and under) receive a t-shirt (while supplies last), Panini Gift Bag, free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, and lunch on the Hall of Fame grounds.
Play Football is a year-round League initiative celebrating youth and high school football. The initiative aims to shape football experiences for flag and tackle participants, highlight coaches and ambassadors who promote values of football participation, and connect the football community through positive messages and experiences. For more information, please visit PlayFootball.com or follow @NFLPlayFootball.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or need additional information by emailing [email protected].
Thanks for being a part of this great celebration in our community!
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Registration for the 2021 Play Football First Play presented by Panini is now closed. Thanks to everyone who has registered!