College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend ends operations on Sunday

The College Football Hall of Fame announced today that the final two days of operation, Dec. 29-30, will feature $2.00 admission for all guests and two for one on all gift shop purchases. All proceeds from admission and gift shop purchases for the final two days will be donated to the football programs at the five South Bend city high schools (Adams, Clay, Riley, St. Joseph and Washington).

"It is with deep gratitude that we learned of the College Football Hall of Fame's decision to donate all of the proceeds from their final days in South Bend to our high schools. We have greatly appreciated the relationship that we have had with the Hall, and we shall miss their presence in our community. We will certainly use the money for the many needs of our football programs," said Kirby Whitacre, the South Bend Community School Corporation Athletic Director.

The South Bend facility's final day of operation will be Sunday December 30, 2012. The museum will reopen in Atlanta in September 2014.

"South Bend been a wonderful showcase for the National Football Foundation and our mission for the past 18 years," said NFF President Steve Hatchell. "We have had a great working relationship with the people of South Bend and its elected officials. We are grateful for their support, and on behalf of the NFF Board we would like to thank them. We also want to extend a big thank you to all of the volunteers and the staff who made invaluable contributions at the Hall. Their passion helped to create priceless memories for the inductees, and their enthusiasm for the game helped legions of fans gain a richer understanding of the history of the game. We are extremely appreciative of all of their efforts."

The Hall is located at 111 South Saint Joseph Street. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.collegefootball.org or call 574-235-9999 for further information.


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