Joe DeLamielleure "Joey D" always said that he would come to the Enshrinement Ceremonies even if he had to walk to Canton, OH. On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 10am, Joe "D" will begin a 213 mile walk, starting at the 50 yard line of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, and ending on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The purpose of Joe's walk is to raise awareness and support for the GRACE'S LAMP organization of Charlotte, NC, who assist young children that grow out of their prosthetic legs but cannot afford the high cost of new adult prosthetic legs.

"I consider myself a very blessed man" stated the 62 year old Hall of Famer. "I am walking to bring awareness and help support those young people who might not be able to walk," added DeLamielleure. In 2013, Joe will be celebrating his 40th year anniversary of entering the NFL as a Buffalo Bills #1 draft pick, and his 10th as a Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

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2013 HOF Players Classic was featured in Sports Illustrated by writer Kevin Cook on Thursday, Feb 7th, 2013. 

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Players Classic

The HOF Players Classic was created by Pro Football Hall of Fame Players themselves as a way to raise awareness of the Hall of Fame Players ongoing plight for assistance. These Pro Football Legends are actively participating in HOF Players Classic events to raise funds for fellow HOF Players in need. Funds from the HOF Players Classic are dedicated to assist the many legendary HOF Players who played during football's early years and are now facing personal difficulties and challenges. The HOF Players Classic will continue to solicit and secure sponsorship for the benefit of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Players as long as there is need for assistance.

The HOF Players Classic and many other events serve as a major source of funding for the Hall of Fame Players so your participation is deeply appreciated.

Such noted sponsors include:

Frito Lay
Ruth's Chris Steak House
22 East Events
Inn on Randolph
Web Smart Advisors

The Hotel Modern

Future Telecom
Sirius Radio
Minnesota Vikings

Buffalo Bills
San Diego Chargers
Indianapolis Colts
Nancy's Corner
Crescent City Cooks
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Auto Co.
Central Grocery
Cigar Factory
Gumbo Shop

The HOF Players Classic commitment is to assist and honor the Hall of Fame Players who are the legacy of the NFL and through their talent have made immeasurable contributions to the sport football. Funds raised at each event assists members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, particularly those who played the game in the early years, and facing difficulties long after the conclusion of their football careers.

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The HOF Players Classicnot only hosts their own events but is also available to participate in other corporate and/or charity events. Some of our current clients include Mike Ditka Resorts, Deal or No Deal, Make-A Wish, Gridiron Greats, Starkey Hearing Foundation, USO, Taste of NFL and many others.

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I have played in the HOF Players Classic for a few years and it is not only a great event but if you are a football fan and you know your history, then you realize that these are the men that make the game what it is today. That you are walking and talking to the history of your favorite sport. The really amazing part is that they are just regular people like you and me not the Prima Donnaç—´ of today.
‾Bruce Fishbein