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Tigers Winter Caravan

The 2019 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan in partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, and features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings Inc. Chris Granger, Tigers Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice President, Assistant General Manager David Chadd, Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell, Manager Ron Gardenhire, coaches, players, broadcasters, and Detroit's favorite mascot PAWS, will take part in a two-day journey across the region, spreading baseball fever to fans of all ages.

Caravan Schedule:

Wednesday, January 23

6:05-7:05 p.m.

Toledo Mud Hens The Flock Winter Party
Hensville Fleetwood Building, 28 N. Clair St., Toledo

  • Q&A with Detroit Tigers players and coaches.
  • Detroit Tigers players will play an interactive game with members of the audience.
  • This is a private event that requires a ticket.

Metro Bus

Thursday, January 24

1:25-2:25 p.m.

United States Customs and Border Protection  
2810 W. Fort St., Detroit

  • Private event

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Detroit VA Medical Center/ Fisher House
4646 John R St., Detroit

  • Fisher House has provided a "Home Away from Home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA centers.
  • Tigers personnel will present a $10,000 donation to assist with bringing Fisher House to Michigan in 2020.
  • Additionally, in honor of the Detroit VA Medical Center's 80 years of serving veterans, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.
  • Private event

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Michigan Veterans Foundation
4626 Grand River Ave., Detroit

  • In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Tigers are presenting the Michigan Veterans Foundation with a framed jersey and a check donation of $5,000. There will be a short Q&A and raffle prize giveaways.
  • Private event

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Novi Police Department/Novi Civic Center (Community Rally OPEN TO PUBLIC)
45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi

  • Tigers Caravan visits the city of Novi to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Tigers players will dine and meet with Novi Police prior to a community rally at the Civic Center.
  • Tigers players will participate in a Q&A, present a framed jersey to the city of Novi, and interact with fans for raffle prize giveaways at the community rally.
  • The community rally held at the Novi Civic Center is open to the public.

Doors open starting 4:15 p.m.

Kids Rally at Novi High School (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
24062 Taft Rd., Novi, MI 48375

  • An interactive and high energy event designed exclusively for young Tigers fans and families. Guests will enjoy face painting, raffle prizes, balloon twists, giveaways and more.
  • Prior to the event, Tigers players will participate in a private meet and greet with select members of the Detroit Tigers Kids Club, the softball and baseball teams from Novi and Northville High School and special guests from the Detroit Tigers Dreams Come True program

Friday, January 25

10:00-10:40 a.m.

National Coney Island (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
1812 N. Main St., Royal Oak

  • Tigers players to act as celebrity servers at National Coney Island.
  • Fans in attendance have the opportunity to register to win a pair of Opening Day Tickets courtesy of 97.1 the Ticket.

10:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Selfridge Air National Guard
44875 N. Jefferson Ave. Detroit

  • Tigers players and coaches will participate in an energetic rally in the joint dining hall and will welcome home members of the 107th Fighter Squadron as they return from Exercise Emerald Warrior.
  • Players will participate in a private simulation exercise prior to the rally.
  • Private Event

11:10-11:50 a.m.

Michigan Humane Society (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
7887 Chrysler Service Dr., Detroit

  • The Michigan Humane Society will offer free adoptions throughout the day
  • Tigers players will help guests select their new favorite pet.

11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Arab-American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

  • The Arab-American National Museum and Detroit Tigers will announce their 2019 ticket package partnership.
  • Upon arrival, Tigers personnel will meet and greet with VIP guests from the Arab-American National Museum, including dignitaries and political leaders from the local community.
  • Tigers personnel will present a Mikie Mahtook game worn jersey from Opening Day in 2018 to add to the exhibit collection.

12:20-12:40 p.m.

DFD Squad 4 Medic 7 Firehouse
1697 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

  • To celebrate the firehouse's 110th Anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.
  • PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.
  • Private Event

1:35-2:15 p.m.

DTE Energy
1 Energy Plaza, Detroit

  • Tigers personnel will participate in an exciting rally with DTE employees, including a Q&A segment and raffle giveaways
  • Private Event

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit

  • Tigers players will visit children (outpatients) in the lobby of Children's Hospital of Michigan and give gifts to 300 inpatients as they visit select patient rooms.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

FOX Sports Detroit
26555 Evergreen Rd., Southfield

  • Tigers players will have a meet and greet reception with Fox Sports Detroit sponsors and clients.
  • Private Event

3:50-4:30 p.m.

DFD Ladder 20 Squad 2, Medic 6 Firehouse
433 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit

  • To celebrate the firehouse's 110th anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey and an autographed helmet.
  • Players will play interactive games with firefighters.
  • PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.
  • BELFOR Property Restoration will make a special presentation as well.
  • Private event

4:50-6:10 p.m.

Detroit PAL
1680 Michigan Ave., Detroit

  • Tigers personnel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Detroit PAL and recognize the centennial celebration of Jackie Robinson.
  • Tigers players will present a framed jersey to the organization.
  • Private Event

5:05-5:30 p.m.

DFD Engine 32, Medic 23, Chief 6 Firehouse
11740 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit

  • To celebrate the firehouse's 110th anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.
  • Players will play interactive games with firefighters.
  • PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.
  • Private Event

6:30-7:30 p.m.

North American International Auto Show (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, TICKET REQUIRED)
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

  • Tigers personnel will participate in a special parade along the auto show floor culminating at the Chevrolet display area where hosts will conduct a round table interview and fan Q&A.

West Bus

Thursday, January 24

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Lansing Police Department
5815 Wise Road, Lansing

  • Tigers personnel will celebrate Lansing Police Department's 125th Anniversary. Players will interact with the police department with raffle prizes and present a framed jersey.

5:50-9:00 p.m.

West Michigan Whitecaps Banquet
1000 East Beltline Ave. NE., Grand Rapids                                                                                

  • Silent and live auctions benefits Whitecaps Community Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.
  • This is a private event that requires a ticket.

Friday, January 25

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Meijer Headquarters
2929 Walker Ave., Grand Rapids

  • Tigers personnel visits Meijer Headquarters and will interact with employees for raffle prize giveaways.

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Kentwood Police Department                                                                                    
4742 Walma Ave. SE, Kentwood

  • Tigers personnel will celebrate Kentwood Police Department's 50th Anniversary with a framed jersey.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

General Motors Flint Assembly Plant
3100 Van Slyke Rd., Flint

  • Tigers personnel will tour the Flint assembly plant and take a group photo with plant employees.

4:50-5:45 p.m.

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth

  • Tigers personnel will make an appearance at the annual Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI.
  • Tigers players will present two jerseys; Michigan Heroes Museum and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Tigers players will also recognize on-line contest winners.