Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sep 09, 2015

2018 Event Details


Join us at Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (formerly Taste of the NFL) benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Meet Hall of Famers and enjoy tastings from local chefs and wineries while raising awareness and dollars toward the fight to end hunger.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Lounge opens at 5:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr NW, Canton

Event Co-Chairs

  • Greg Long
  • Gary Smith

Event Hosts

  • Steve and Kara Abbott
  • Mark and Michelle Cohen
  • Justin and Candace Hilton
  • Dennis and Liz Nash
  • Jim and Sarah Porter
  • Mark and Chesla Purtilar
  • Ed and Theresa Roth
  • Bill and Lori Shivers


  • Akron Beacon Journal and
  • Brewer’s Best
  • Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage
  • OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
  • The Repository and About Magazine
  • Mix 94.1 & News-Talk 1480 WHBC


  • Canton Brewing Company
  • Chocolates by Erin
  • Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • The Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center
  • Georgio’s Grille
  • Hudson’s Restaurant and Catering
  • Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill
  • Main Street Gourmet
  • Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage
  • Pav’s Creamery
  • Pepsi Food Service
  • The Rail
  • SHY Cellars
  • Table 6 Kitchen + Bar
  • Troutman Vineyards & Winery
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • The Winery at Wolf Creek
  • The Wooster Inn

Hall of Famers

  • Dave Robinson
  • Anthony Muñoz
  • Elvin Bethea
  • Jack Youngblood
  • Paul Warfield


General Admission $150

All guests enjoy:

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

VIP Admission $250

VIP guests also receive:

  • Priority valet parking
  • VIP Lounge access starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • Name recognition in event program
  • Exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Famers

Young Professionals $100

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

Tickets may be purchased at the door

Tickets purchased on or before August 25 will be mailed in advance. Tickets purchased after August 25 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 Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank reserve the right to restrict any item(s) for autograph purposes. Additional items may be purchased at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Suggested attire for this event is business casual.

For questions, or to purchase tickets via phone, please call 330.535.6900 M-F, 8-4.

Download Save the Date Postcard (PDF) | Download Invitation & Reply Card (PDF)


Preview our event program online (Live Auction Items are on pg. 27, 29)

View our Silent Auction Items