AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day there are customers that trust Kay® Jewelers to provide them with a ring that will symbolize a lifetime commitment. So, when officials at the Pro Football Hall of Fame decided to update the design of the official Hall of Fame rings, for only the third time in the 50-year history of the institution, they knew that Kay® Jewelers would be able to provide a ring befitting this special occasion and the remarkable accomplishments of this year's inductees.
This year's class, which includes wide receiver Cris Carter, offensive linemen Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackles Warren Sapp and Curley Culp, linebacker Dave Robinson and head coach, Bill Parcells, will be inducted during the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival on Saturday, August 3. Then, during the upcoming football season, each will receive his ring in a special ceremony held at the stadium of the team for whom he played or coached.
"We are honored to have been selected as The Official Jewelry Store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and are excited to present the enshrinement rings for the 50th anniversary and the Class of 2013," said George Murray, senior vice president of marketing, Kay® Jewelers. "In addition to celebrating the elite fraternity that these men are entering, we also wanted the ring design to reflect each enshrinee's unique career through intricate detail and state-of-the-art craftsmanship."
"As the number one jewelry store in America, with a proud history of nearly 100 years, it became evident that Kay® Jewelers was the best fit as we looked for a partner to develop the new Hall of Fame rings," said Dave Motts, vice president – marketing/sponsorship, Pro Football Hall of Fame. "The Hall is absolutely thrilled with the new ring as it represents one of the three physical icons that symbolize the elite status of being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame."
About Kay® Jewelers
Kay® Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America, is conveniently located in malls and off-mall shopping centers across the country. Akron, Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. operates Kay® Jewelers among its more than 1,400 stores in all 50 states and has more than 18,000 employee team members. Sterling is a subsidiary of the Bermuda-domiciled Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG), the largest specialty retailer jeweler in the U.S. and the U.K. For a Kay® Jewelers location nearest you, call 1-800-681-8796 or visit www.Kay.com.
About the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's mission is to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to professional football; to preserve professional football's historic documents and artifacts; to educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of professional football as an important part of American culture; and to promote the positive values of the sport. For more information, please visit Profootballhof.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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