The 2018 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, in partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, rolled through Michigan on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26. Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings Chris Granger, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Executive Vice President of Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice President and 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, took part in the journey across the region, spreading baseball fever to fans of all ages. Click below to see highlights from the annual winter tour.
The 2018 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, in partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, featuring an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings Chris Granger, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Executive Vice President of Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice President and 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.
Wednesday, January 24 - 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 manager Ron Gardenhire, Ramon Santiago, Mikie Mahtook and Dave Littlefield.
- Detroit Tigers will play "Heads Up!" with the audience.
Thursday, January 25 - 1:05-1:40 p.m.
231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit
- Players and coaches from the Detroit Tigers to present a jersey honoring Judge Damon Keith for his 50 years of judicial service and community; private meet and greet in chambers.
Thursday, January 25 - 1:30-2:25 p.m.
United States Coast Guard Sector Detroit
110 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit
- Detroit Tigers to present a jersey recognizing the important contributions of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit in protecting the citizens of the United States.
- Players will join members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit for a tour of the command center
- Exciting program will include a round table discussion and a Gumby suit up challenge.
Thursday, January 25 - 2:05-2:35 p.m.
1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
- Jersey presentation recognizing 50 years of Focus: HOPE and their important contributions to the community in the aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riots.
Thursday, January 25 - 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Southfield Fire Department
24477 Lahser Rd., Southfield
- In celebration of their 75th Anniversary, Detroit Tigers personnel will have dinner with the Southfield Fire Department.
- The program includes a jersey and autographed helmet presentation, interactive contests, and a Resistance Interactive Trainer (RIT) demonstration. BELFOR Property Restoration will make a special presentation as well.
Thursday, January 25 - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Groves High School
20500 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills
- An interactive and high energy event designed exclusively for young Tigers fans. 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 Seaholm and Groves High schools and special guests from the Detroit Tigers Dreams Come True program.
Thursday, January 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings Hockey Game
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Detroit Tigers players tour Little Caesars Arena and attend the Red Wings game.
Friday, January 26 - 10:00-10:35 a.m.
Little Caesars Arena Tour
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Players will receive a private tour of the newly opened Little Caesars Arena
Friday, January 26 - 10:20-11:10 a.m.
FOX Sports Detroit
26555 Evergreen Rd. #90, Southfield
- Meet and greet reception with FOX Sports Detroit sponsors and clients.
Friday, January 26 - 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DMC Children's Hospital
3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
- Players to visit with outpatients in lobby of the hospital. Players will give gifts to 300 inpatients and visit select patient rooms.
Friday, January 26 - 11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Woodward Hills Health Rehabilitation Center
39312 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
- Rod Allen to interview Detroit Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire.
- Raffle prizes
Friday, January 26 - 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grace Centers of Hope
35 E Huron St., Pontiac
- Jersey presentation honoring the 75th Anniversary of Grace Centers of Hope; its new facility makes them one of the state's largest providers for homeless women and children.
- PAWS will be at a nearby facility, Hands of Hope Childcare Center, visiting children.
Friday, January 26 - 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Comerica Bank Branch (Open to Public)
3012 Walton Blvd., Rochester
- Detroit Tigers players serve as celebrity bank tellers.
Friday, January 26 - 1:20-2:05 p.m.
Comerica Bank Headquarters
3701 Hamlin, Auburn Hills
- Players will join Comerica Bank staff for an exciting rally.
- Comerica Bank officials will make a special announcement.
Friday, January 26 - 2:45-3:45 p.m.
North American International Auto Show (Open to Public)
One Washington Blvd., Detroit
- Players participate in a special parade along the auto show floor culminating at the Chevrolet display area where hosts Craig Monroe and Rod Allen will conduct a round table interview and fan Q&A.
- Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet Pickup Truck.
Friday, January 26 - 2:45-3:30 p.m.
1555 Mack Ave., Detroit
- Exciting pep rally for the 100 Pepsi employees at the plant.
Wednesday, January 24 - 5:45-9:15 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps Banquet
1000 East Beltline Ave. NE., Grand Rapids
- Nicholas Castellanos to be inducted into the West Michigan Whitecaps Hall of Fame during the banquet.
- Silent and live auctions benefits Whitecaps Community Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.
Thursday, January 25 - 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Michigan State Capitol
100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing
- Honoring Alan Trammell on his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on both the Senate and House floors.
Thursday, January 25 - 1:50-2:35 p.m.
Stahl's Automotive Museum
56516 North Bay Dr., Chesterfield
- Framed jersey presented to the Chesterfield Public Safety Department for 50 years of service.
- Players will privately tour Stahl's Automotive Museum, featuring one-of-a-kind exhibits of classic cars, car-related accessories from the Depression Era and rare music machines from around the world.
Thursday, January 25 - 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Cherry Republic (Free and Open to Public)
154 E. Front St., Traverse City
- Celebrity guests will meet and greet at the flagship store in downtown Traverse City, known as the cherry capitol of the world, and hand out free samples, including famous "Cherry Boomchuncka" cookie.
- Framed jersey presentation in honor of 30 years of business in Northern Michigan.
- 10% of the proceeds from sales from Cherry Republic locations in Michigan will be donated to the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.
Friday, January 26 - 9:15-10:00 a.m.
Crystal Mountain (Open to Public)
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville
- Breakfast with the Northern Michigan Rotary Club Alliance.
- An auction will be held with proceeds benefiting the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.
Friday, January 26 - 2:15-2:45 p.m.
Snowfest at Zehnders
730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
- Appearance at the Annual Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI.
- The Detroit Tigers will present jerseys to the 338th Army Band for 75 years of providing music for military and public events and the McClellan Family for supporting Zehnder's Snowfest for 27 years.
- PAWS and DTE Energy Squad will join to provide entertainment.