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Taste of the NFL

Save the Date: September 23, 2014


Please join us for Taste of the NFL benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the brand new Event Center at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Meet Hall of Fame Enshrinees and enjoy tastings from local chefs and wineries while raising awareness and dollars toward the fight to end hunger.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Presented by: Grainger and WQMX/WONE/WAKR/ANN
Co-Chairs: Greg Long, Gary Smith and Lara Wilson
When: September 17, 2013, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, VIP Lounge opens at 5 pm
Where: Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr NW, Canton
Tickets: $250 VIP , $150 General Admission, $100 Young Professionals

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LOCAL FOODS
Experience tastings from signature dishes of more than a dozen local chefs and restaurants, and vote to send your favorite to the Super Bowl’s Party with a Purpose.

NOTABLE WINES
Sample a wide variety of wines from local wineries as well as featured tastings from The Meeker Vineyard, distributed by Esber Beverage.

MEET PRO FOOTBALL
HALL OF FAMERS
Meet Hall of Famers as you take inthe historical surroundings and exhibitsof the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

BENEFITING YOUR
LOCAL FOODBANK
Raise dollars and awareness towards the fight to end hunger right here in our community by supporting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.


TITLE SPONSORS
Grainger
WQMX/WONE/WAKR/ANN

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Akron Beacon Journal & Ohio.com
Meeker Vineyard distributed by Esber Beverage
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The Repository/About Magazine
WHBC

GOLD SPONSORS
Sequoia Financial Group, LLC

SILVER SPONSORS
Access Midstream
Akron General Health System
Aultman Health Foundation
Digital Color International
FirstEnergy Foundation
FirstMerit Bank
Huntington National Bank
Maynard Family Foundation
Roetzel and Andress, LPA
Wichert Insurance

EVENT HOSTS
Patrick and Maureen Ater
Bob and Becki Brehmer
Ron and Dawn Hartman
Kelly and Heather Pariso
Steve and Sondra Perry
Mark and Chesla Purtilar
Bill and Lori Shivers
Dr. Thomas (Tim) and Lisa Stover
Todd and Bernett Williams

PURVEYORS
The Canton Club Event Center
Chocolates by Erin
Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant
Davis Candies
D.B.A. Dante Boccuzzi Akron
Downtown 140
Dunkin’ Donuts
Georgio’s Grille
Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering
Kozmo’s Grille
Main Street Gourmet
Nicoletti’s Park Place
Or Derv Foods
Pepsi Beverage Company
Perennial Vineyards
Robert J. Events & Catering
SHY Cellars
Troutman Vineyards
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Vaccaro’s Trattoria
The Winery at Wolf Creek
The Wooster Inn

HALL OF FAMERS
Curley Culp
Leroy Kelly
Tom Mack
Randall McDaniel
John Randle
Kellen Winslow
Rayfield Wright
Jack Youngblood

Updated 9-16-2013


GENERAL
ADMISSION

$150/ticket

All guests enjoy

  • Unlimited food and wine tastings
  • Complementary valet parking
  • Commemorative Taste of the NFL wine glass
  • One autograph per Hall of Famer

VIP
ADMISSION

$250/ticket

VIP guests also receive

  • Priority valet parking
  • VIP Lounge access starting at 5 p.m.
  • Name recognition in the event program
  • Exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Famers

YOUNG
PROFESSIONALS

$100/ticket

Young Professionals may enjoy all of the benefits included with a General Admission ticket by indicating your YP Group affiliation during registration.

  • Tickets purchased after September 4 will be held at the door.
  • Ticket value is $45; the remainder is tax-deductible as allowed by law. One item per guest may be brought into the event to be autographed.
  • The Hall of Fame reserves the right to restrict any item(s) for autograph purposes. Additional items may be purchased at the Hall of Fame.

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Receive event information via email by signing up for Foodbank eNews. For sponsorship opportunities and more information about Taste of the NFL, please contact Leslie Letner, Sr. Manager of Corporate Relations & Special Events at lletner@acrfb.org or 330.777.7572.

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