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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, and features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. 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.

“The start of the Tigers Winter Caravan signals that spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to carry on this tradition, filled with excitement and fun, that engages the team with Tigers fans throughout our wonderful communities,” said Tigers Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Planning, Elaine Lewis. “The players, manager and coaches personally enjoy visiting with fans throughout the state of Michigan, and it’s heartwarming to see the impact caravan can have on all.” 


Wednesday, January 24 

West Michigan Whitecaps Banquet 5:45-9:15 p.m.

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.

Toledo Mud Hens The Flock Winter Party 6:05-7:05 p.m.

1000 East Beltline Ave. NE., Grand Rapids

  • Q&A with Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire.
  • Detroit Tigers will play “Heads Up!” with members of the audience.

Metro Bus

Thursday, January 25

Levin Courthouse 1:05-1:40 p.m.

231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit

  • Players and coaches from the Detroit Tigers to present jersey honoring Judge Damon Keith for his 50 years of judicial service and community; private meet and greet in chambers.

United States Coast Guard Sector Detroit 1:30-2:25 p.m.

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.

Focus: HOPE  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.

Southfield Fire Department 3:00-4:15 p.m.

24477 Lahser Rd., Southfield

  • In celebration of their 75th Anniversary, DTI 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.

Groves High School 5:00-6:00 p.m.

20500 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills

  • Private meet and greet with Dreams Come True guests, members of the Detroit Tigers Kids Club, Groves High School students and staff, baseball and softball teams Groves and Seaholm High Schools, and Team Tigers youth teams.
  • Interactive, energetic event for kids that will include games and raffle prizes and face painting.

Detroit Red Wings Hockey Game 6:30 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit

  • Detroit Tigers players tour Little Caesars Arena and attend Red Wings game.

DMC Children’s Hospital  11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.

Woodward Hills Health Rehabilitation Center 11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

39312 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills

Grace Centers of Hope 11:50 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

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.

Comerica Bank Branch   12:00-12:30 p.m.

3012 Walton Blvd., Rochester

  • Detroit Tigers players to be celebrity bank tellers.

Comerica Bank Headquarters 1:20-2:05 p.m.

3701 Hamlin, Auburn Hills

  • Players will join Comerica Bank staff for an exciting rally.
  • Comerica Bank officials will make a special announcement.

North American International Auto Show 2:45-3:45 p.m.

One Washington Blvd., Detroit

  • Players participate in daily “Cars on Parade” Auto Show parade and a round table question and answer session in the Chevrolet display area.
  • Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet Pickup Truck.

Pepsi Plant  2:45-3:30 p.m.

1555 Mack Ave., Detroit

  • Exciting pep rally for the 100 Pepsi employees at the plant.


Thursday, January 24

Michigan State Capitol  11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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.

Cherry Republic  4:45-5:45 p.m.

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 25 Crystal Mountain   9:15-10:00 a.m.

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.

Snowfest at Zehnders  2:15-2:45 p.m.

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth

  • Appearance at the Annual Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI.
  • The Detroit Tigers will present jerseys 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.

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