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Las Vegas to Serve as Presenting Sponsor of NFF Annual Awards Dinner

September 2, 2021 GMT

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 2, 2021--

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the marketing arm for the Las Vegas destination, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 NFF Annual Awards Dinner. The 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner will take place Dec. 7 at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

“We are excited about the return of the NFF Annual Awards Dinner this December, and we’re looking forward to hosting the college football community in Las Vegas,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “As the NFF and the city of Las Vegas look to return to normal, we salute the LVCVA for recognizing the importance of this event and stepping up as the presenting sponsor.”

“We are proud to partner with the National Football Foundation as they bring their fabled Annual Awards Dinner to Las Vegas,” said LVCVA CEO & President Steve Hill. “Hosting one of the most star-studded evenings in sports is an honor for Las Vegas. We look forward to helping the NFF shine a light on football’s greatest legends in an unparalleled way that ‘Only Vegas’ can.”

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In May, the NFF announced the move of its annual black-tie affair to Las Vegas following its cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic. The 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas will be in-person and once again serve as the culmination of the college football regular season.

It will feature the induction of the 2020 and 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Classes; the presentation of the 2021 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Presented by Fidelity Investments; and the bestowing of the 32nd William V. Campbell Trophy ® to college football’s top scholar-athlete.

“With the induction of two College Football Hall of Fame classes, the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas will prove to be one of the biggest events in our history,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “We want to thank the LVCVA and Steve Hill for their tremendous support as we move our annual celebration of college football to the west. Mark your calendars and register early, as we are expecting the largest crowd in the event’s history.”

Guests interested in attending the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas can visit NFF2021.com, the event’s website that includes information on registering for tickets, sponsorship opportunities and special travel rates from Delta Air Lines and the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

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The 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes Lomas Brown (Florida), Keith Byars (Ohio State), Eric Crouch (Nebraska), Eric Dickerson (Southern Methodist), Glenn Dorsey (LSU), John “Jumbo” Elliott (Michigan), Jason Hanson (Washington State), E.J. Henderson (Maryland), E.J. Junior (Alabama), Steve McNair (Alcorn State), Cade McNown (UCLA), Leslie O’Neal (Oklahoma State), Anthony Poindexter (Virginia), David Pollack (Georgia), Bob Stein (Minnesota), Michael Westbrook (Colorado), Elmo Wright (Houston) and coaches Dick Sheridan (Furman, North Carolina State) and Andy Talley (St. Lawrence [NY], Villanova).

The 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes Harris Barton (North Carolina), David Fulcher (Arizona State), Dan Morgan (Miami [FL]), Carson Palmer (Southern California), Tony Romo (Eastern Illinois), Kenneth Sims (Texas), C.J. Spiller (Clemson), Darren Sproles (Kansas State), Aaron Taylor (Notre Dame), Andre Tippett (Iowa), Al Wilson (Tennessee) and coaches Rudy Hubbard (Florida A&M) and Bob Stoops (Oklahoma).

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at footballfoundation.org.

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