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Community will tackle hunger at annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Aug 16, 2016

The 9th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, will be held on Aug. 30, 2016 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a night when guests will experience fine cuisine from local restaurants and beverages from local and national wineries. The main goal of the evening is to raise funds and awareness that support hunger-relief efforts in Northeast Ohio.

At the event, Hall of Fame Enshrinees like Andre Reed and Dermontti Dawson will be dressed in their gold jackets signing autographs with those in attendance.

“Mingling with legends of the game at Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is an experience like no other,” said Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “I am grateful for the dedication of our extraordinary partners and Enshrinees from the Pro Football Hall of Fame working to make this event unforgettable. I look forward to seeing you during this night of great food, fun and football!”  

Purveyors at this year’s Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame include Canton Brewing Company, Chocolates by Erin, Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts, Main Street Gourmet, Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage, The Rail, SHY Cellars, The Winery at Wolf Creek, and many more!

Auctions and raffles at the event will feature items like a weekend at The Meeker Vineyard in Sonoma County, California with a personalized tour followed by dinner on the property and a ride on the Goodyear blimp. Want to bid before the event? Our bidding site will be live on August 23:                              

Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP admission including: VIP lounge access, early admittance, priority valet parking and a VIP ticket holder gift. Young professionals can attend the event at the discounted rate of $100. Tickets can be purchased at  or by calling 330.535.6900.

Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is presented by 94.9 WQMX, 97.5 WONE, 1590 WAKR and 107.3 WNWV.