Get Involved

Please join us at Taste of the NFL on September 23, 2014 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Meet Pro Football Hall of Famers and enjoy tastings from local chefs and wineries while raising awareness and dollars toward the fight to end hunger.

September 23, 2014
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

VIP Lounge opens at 5 p.m.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr NW, Canton, OH 44708

Tickets for Taste of the NFL may be purchased at the door.

Preview Auction Items

Event Co-Chairs
Greg Long
Gary Smith

Event Hosts
Ken Babby
Dave and Colleen Baker
Mark and Michelle Cohen
Ron and Dawn Hartman
Jim and Sarah Porter
Bill and Lori Shivers

Event Sponsors
Access Midstream
Akron Beacon Journal
Akron General Health System
Brewer’s Best
FirstEnergy Foundation
The Grainger Foundation
Huntington National Bank
JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores
Maynard Family Fund
Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage
OMNOVA Solutions
The Repository/About Magazine
Wichert Insurance
News-Talk 1480 WHBC & Mix 94.1

Hall of Famers
Joe DeLamielleure
Ken Houston
Randall McDaniel
Anthony Munoz
Andre Reed
Dave Robinson
Ron Yary
Jack Youngblood

Due to minor health issues, Dick Butkus is no longer able to attend Taste of the NFL.

Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant
Chocolates by Erin
Desert Inn
Dunkin’ Donuts
The Galaxy
The Game Grill+Bar
Georgio’s Grille
Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering
Kosar’s Wood Fired Grill
Main Street Gourmet
Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage
Or Derv Foods
The Overlook
Pav’s Creamery
Pepsi Food Service
The Rail
Robert J Events and Catering
Troutman Vineyards
SHY Cellars
University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center
The Winery at Wolf Creek
The Wooster Inn

Tickets for Taste of the NFL may be purchased at the door.



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

  • Tickets purchased after September 10 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.

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 or 330.777.7572.

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