2011 PFUFA Reunion Itinerary
August 4-8, 2011
Weekend in Review:
The write up/review of the 13th Reunion is being worked on. Until then, if you wish to read the minutes of the business meeting, click here (you have to be logged in to read the minutes).
We will be staying at the Comfort Inn, 2024 State Route 39 NW, Dover, OH (Exit 83, Inst. 77). (330) 364-8881. This will the base of our reunion. The tailgate and hospitality room will be located here. Room prices will be approximately $130 per night. If you are going to make your reservations now, be sure to identify yourself as a PFUFA member. (www.comfortinn.com/hotel-dover-ohio-OH443?amp;promo=gglocal)
These hotels are options as well:
1. The Best Western is one exit south from Comfort Inn and has plenty of rooms for our fans. Our group rate of $139.99/night. (This hotel is currently a SUPER 8 but is changing to a Best Western and is at: 161 Bluebell Drive Southwest, New Philadelphia, OH?. Their phone number is (330) 339-6500.)2. Schoenbrunn Inn is one exit south from Comfort Inn and has plenty of rooms for our fans. At this time we do not have a group rate. (This hotel is at: 1186 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH? ?. Their phone number is (330) 339-4334?.)
Thursday – 8/4/2011
10:30 am to 2:00 pm – Fans need to be in front of the Hall of Fame around 10:30am. Pro Football Hall of Fame’s “FIRST PLAY.” This is an organized “first play” of the NFL season. Thousands of kids will be lined up through Canton and will pass/hand a football through the city and parks that will end at the Hall of Fame. PFUFA will participate in this event so be prepared to be in character. Fans will leave in waves towards the end of this event to go to the Akron Children's Hospital.
12:00 pm – Hospitality Room Opens. The room will be stocked with snacks and beverages. You can sit back, relive old memories, and plan the current season. This area will be open throughout the weekend.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - The Akron Children's Hospital Visit. Bill Waters has arranged a hospital visit for the group, and we will be visiting the children's hospital in the afternoon. Don’t forget to bring your blankets! More information is on the PFUFA Voice message board. (Fans need to be at hospital by 1:30 pm.)
7:00 pm - PFUFA Membership Committee Dinner Meeting - Dutch Valley Amish Restaurant (1343 Old Rte 39 NE, Sugarcreek, OH). This is a closed meeting available only to the 10 person PFUFA Membership Committee.
Friday – 8/5/2011
8:00 am to 12:00 pm – 1ST Annual PFUFA Golf Tournament.
Place: Willandale Golf Course
Date: August 5, 2011
Time: 8:00 am tee time
Cost: $20.00 per golfer
9:30 am – Float Judging for Grand Parade. Our sponsor encourages as many fans as possible to participate in this event. Everyone will need to leave hotel by 8:30 to 8:45 am. EVERYONE NOT ATTENDING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT NEEDS TO BE AT THIS EVENT.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - PFUFA Potential Veteran Meeting to be held in the Comfort Inn Hospitality Room. In this meeting, the President will have an open forum meeting with all Potential Veterans to discuss the weekend, the draft process, the history of PFUFA, the meaning of being a PFUFA member, and the PFUFA Challenge Coin. This is a MANDATORY meeting for all Potential Veterans being considered for membership. This is a closed meeting available to Potential Veterans, PFUFA officers and the PFUFA Membership Committee only. (All officers and membership committee members will attend as possible.)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - PFUFA Potential Veteran Meet & Greet to be held in the Comfort Inn Main Lobby. Members are invited to visit with the 2011 Potential Veterans. Around 1:15 each Potential Veteran will give a "short" speech introducing themselves to any members in attendance.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – The annual PFUFA Business Meeting is open to all dues paying members of PFUFA. This means ONLY ACTIVE MEMBERS will be allowed to attend. This meeting is designed to keep members informed and vote on important issues. (As voted on at the 2009 Reunion, only members in good standing are allowed to attend, please be sure to help police this policy.)
7:00 pm to 12:00 am – PFUFA Tailgate at hotel. For the third year, our annual tailgate will be held on Friday night!!! Please plan accordingly!! As always, this will be a “pot luck” tailgate, so bring your favorites to share with fellow members and their guests. The success of this event depends on your participation. We encourage everyone to bring something.
Saturday – 8/6/2011
6:00 am – Fans Leave for the Grand Parade. All Fans participating in the Grand Parade will leave from the hotel lobby. Transportation will be carpool. Seating on the float is limited so everyone should bring their walking shoes.
TBD – Guests Leave for Grand Parade. All guests going to the parade will leave via carpool.
10:00 am to 1:30 pm - Charity Event at the Hall of Fame.
We will be holding our Charity Event at the Hall of Fame again this year. We will be talking with the HOF soon to work out details. All concerns from last year's event will be addressed, and we will post more information as we have it.
With this event on the ground of the Hall of Fame, we will need to take extra precautions to maintain our image and relationship with the Hall. Of course, we will be posing for pictures, signing autographs and having a great time.
REMEMBER THERE WILL BE NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT!
As with last year, no one will be allowed to sign cards or items using the initials “HOF ” We suggest you simply use one of the following:
Joe Doe - Joe Doe ’04 - Joe Doe 2004 - Joe Doe PFUFA ’04 - Joe Doe PFUFA 2004
TBD - The PFUFA Membership Committee will meet immediately following the PFUFA Charity Event held at the Hall of Fame. This meeting is to provide further discussion of the Potential Veterans and cast final votes for membership in the PFUFA. The location is TBD.
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party. Once again this year, we be offering this party as part of the ticket packages.
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Enshrinement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. We are encouraging as many fans as possible to attend. This is at Fawcett Stadium next to the Hall of Fame.
7:00 pm to 12:00 pm – Tailgate Party II. For those members that are not attending the HOF Events, we will be holding a "Carry Over Tailgate Party" at the hotel. This will be more relaxed and less organized than the Official Tailgate Party on Friday night. If you know that you will not be attending the HOF Events, please be prepared to attend this.
8:00 pm to TBD - 2nd Annual PFUFA Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament. We will have our charity hold’em tournament in the hospitality room, buy-in will be $10.00 and buy-backs will last for the first hour. This is all for charity and no one will win any money! Trophies will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Everyone who would like to play needs to contact Adam Dillman sometime during the Reunion. Everyone who is not attending the Hall events is encouraged to play.
Sunday – 8/7/2011
8:30 am to 12:00 pm - PFUFA Breakfast and Ceremony at the Hall of Fame. Our PFUFA awards will be presented, the new draft class will be recognized, and other events will take place.
THE SILENT AUCTION WILL END AT THE PFUFA BREAKFAST and all items for bid will be taken to the breakfast. If you win an item, you need to pick it up at the breakfast.
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 1st Annual PFUFA Pro Bowl Game! Finally our members are going to get out there and finally decide which conference has bragging rights on the field. The game will be held on Sunday afternoon and will be AFC FANS vs NFC FANS, there will be an open sign-up sheet in the hospitality room, we would like to have at least 10 on 10, and it is open for everyone to play. Reminder to everyone this is a 2 hand touch game, no one needs to get hurt!
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party. Once again this year, we be offering this party as part of the ticket packages.
Monday – 8/8/2011
12:00 pm – Hospitality Room Closes and the 2011 PFUFA Reunion ends.