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Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival set to begin

Published 9:00am Thursday, July 15, 2010

DALLAS — Thousands of college football fans from across the country will join the National Football Foundation from July 16-17 at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., for the organization’s annual Enshrinement Festival, which will pay tribute to the storied careers of 24 of the game’s greatest stars and conclude with the grand finale Enshrinement Dinner & Show on July 17.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to enshrine another exceptional class of college football legends,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “Each year our hard-working honors courts do an outstanding job ensuring the game’s greatest players and coaches find their place on college football’s mountain top. We look forward to celebrating in South Bend with this amazing class and their loyal fans from around the country.”

Fans have a variety of opportunities to meet and mingle with the enshrinees during this spectacular event. The jam-packed weekend will include a celebrity golf tournament, a fan festival, a grand parade, a youth football clinic, a fireworks spectacular with the celebration culminating with the Enshrinement Dinner & Show on Saturday evening.

“The College Football Hall of Fame is honored to host so many notable contributors to the game in South Bend, celebrating this tremendous accolade,” said College Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Lisa Klunder.

Tickets for all events are on sale now.  Space is limited for certain events.

For events, pricing, times or to order tickets visit or call (574) 235-5714.

2010 Enshrinement Festival Event


Friday, July 16

Enshrinement Celebrity Golf Scramble

Blackthorn Golf Club

Registration – 7:30 a.m.

Shotgun Start – 9 a.m.

Price: $250 per person, $1,000 per foursome

Enshrinement Ladies Fashion Show

& Brunch

LaSalle Grill, Downtown South Bend

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Price: $40/person

Enshrinement Downtown Block Party

& Fireworks Spectacular

Gridiron Plaza, Downtown South Bend

11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Free event

Enshrinement Cornhole


4-8 p.m.

Price: $40 pre-registered/$50 day of tournament

Legends Autograph Session: Tackling Breast Cancer

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Price: $35

Enshrinement Outdoor Concert

And Fireworks

College Football Hall of Fame Gridiron Plaza

11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Come early and enjoy the various acoustic performances on the gridiron beginning at 11:30 a.m. Later on in the evening, the headline acts take the stage.

Performance Times:

Mack Pherson & The Struts – 6 p.m.

Stillshot – 9 p.m.

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