HOFV To Host Fatherhood Festival In June
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HOFV To Host Fatherhood Festival In June

Fatherhood Festival featuring Hall of Famer Appearances, Screening of American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story and Jordan Davis in Concert coming to Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls

Daily and weekend tickets go on sale Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m. at hofvillage.com

CANTON, Ohio – April 21, 2022 – Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls today announced event details for the Fatherhood Festival to be held Father’s Day Weekend, June 17-19, at its Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium by the Fatherhood Institute. The family-friendly event will include on-field sports-themed activities, guest speaking appearances by Pro Football Hall of Famers, a stadium screening of American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story and a concert featuring country star Jordan Davis. Daily and weekend tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m. at www.hofvillage.com.

The Fatherhood Festival is intended to be a fun for the whole family event aimed at helping dads and their children form closer connections with one another, serving moms and single moms and providing engagement with father figures for fatherless kids in a safe and fun environment. The idea was conceived by Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) in partnership with Justin Batt, Founder of The Fatherhood Institute and Daddy Saturday Foundation. Additional contributors include 1998 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Anthony Muñoz, a Cincinnati Bengals legend, Mike Singletary, a Chicago Bears legend, and other NFL Alumni. Partners include the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OhioJFS), Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and Kenneth Braswell, CEO of Fathers Incorporated. Purpose-aligned corporations are encouraged to contact Justin Batt for a limited number of sponsorship packages.

The Festival will feature numerous opportunities for dads and their children – and moms – to strengthen their bonds by participating in friendly competitions and games, interactive sponsor areas, hearing from NFL legends, sharing meals together and more. It will also feature special live and virtual appearances from some of the most high-profile current and former NFL players, celebrities, as well as a special performance from country music star Jordan Davis which will include his hit song “Buy Dirt”. A full rundown of the event schedule is below.

Friday, June 17th

  • 5:00 p.m. – Gates open - opening festivities
  • 7:00 p.m. – Introduction to the Fatherhood Festival; Anthony Munoz speaks
  • 7:30 p.m. – Special viewing of American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story
  • 9:30 p.m. – Closing remarks and departures

Saturday, June 18th

  • 9:00 a.m. – Arrivals and gates open
  • 10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony with Mike Singletary
  • 11:15 a.m. – DadCombine, DadZone, DadGames and Mom’s Huddle
  • 12:45 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. – DadCombine, DadZone, DadGames and Mom’s Huddle
  • 3:30 p.m. – DadCombine, DadZone, DadGames and Mom’s Huddle
  • 5:15 p.m. – Closing Ceremony, Hall of Fame Dad Award Presentation
  • 6:00 p.m. – Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium opens for concert attendees
  • 7:00 p.m. – Concert featuring Jordan Davis
  • 10:00 p.m. – Departures
  • 5:45 p.m. – Explore the Village; Overtime Event featuring speakers Anthony Muñoz and Mike Singletary

Sunday, June 19th

  • 9:00 a.m. – Father’s Day Inspiration Service free and open to the public - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
  • 10:00 a.m. – Father’s Day brunch with featured speakers at Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Pro Football Hall of Fame Tour

“Fatherhood is at the very heart of how we can work together to strengthen America, which is why I am so excited to serve as a Hall of Fame ambassador for The Fatherhood Festival. It’s incredible to have an event of this magnitude where the epicenter of football and the epicenter of fatherhood come together,” said Anthony Muñoz, Hall of Fame Class of 1998.

“We are very excited to host the Fatherhood Festival and provide an opportunity for fathers and mothers across the country to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus solely on their children,” said Michael Muñoz, Vice President, Business Development for HOFV and son of Anthony Muñoz. “If there is one thing parents wish for more than anything, it’s having more quality time with their sons and daughters, and this event will offer an unforgettable experience free of distractions and stress. We look forward to celebrating parenting and childhood together as one giant family on Father’s Day weekend.”

The Fatherhood Festival is a technology forward event featuring simulcasts for portions of the event including the Jordan Davis concert, as well as a custom mobile application and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) for attendees. The Fatherhood Festival and NFX Company are excited to provide the first 10,000 ticket holders with a first-ever Fatherhood Festival NFT and a very unique physical collectible. Look for more #NFXFF announcements leading up to Fatherhood Festival, and your chance to own a part of history, win prizes and help others through our charitable collections.

Event details will be available at FatherhoodFestival.com on Friday, April 22nd.

About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.

About the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls

Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com.

About The Fatherhood Institute

The Fatherhood Institute, LLC (Pending B-Corp), established in 2021, is a leading provider of family and fatherhood events, experiences, education, and technology enabling a meaningful connection between fathers and kids and working to solve the fatherlessness epidemic. The Fatherhood Festival, the Company’s flagship event, hosted at the Hall of Fame Village in Canton, OH and in partnership with the NFL Alumni Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame members such as Anthony Munoz and Mike Singletary, and NFL players and alumni, provides fun for the whole family through an interactive and experiential event over Father’s Day weekend. The Fatherhood Institute is a technology-forward organization working to leverage the metaverse, cryptocurrency, NFT’s, ai, gamification and digital content focused on helping fathers create meaningful connections with their kids and ending the fatherlessness epidemic. For more information, please visit FatherhoodFestival.com.

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