FREE 2023 Play Football First Play presented by Panini — 10 a.m. Aug. 2, 2023
In partnership with the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will kick off the NFL’s season and the 2023 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls at 10 a.m. Aug. 2, 2023.
For the 23rd year, the national celebration will begin with Play Football First Play presented by Panini. This great event features thousands of children who form a human chain and pass a football along a 3-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, Panini cards, free voucher to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to use at a later date, lunch provided by AVI Foodsystems on the Hall of Fame grounds and access to the First Play KidsFest! This festival component will feature inflatables, football stations, gaming trucks and more.*
Play Football is a year-round NFL 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.
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(*All subject to change.)