Detroit Tigers 2014 Winter Caravan on the move


DETROIT – The 2014 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan is set for Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, and features an exciting lineup of appearances in Detroit and around the state of Michigan.

Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski, Vice President/Assistant General Manager Al Avila, Manager Brad Ausmus, coaches, players, broadcasters and Detroit's favorite mascot PAWS, will take part in a two-day journey traveling in two buses and an additional dozen vehicles, across the region, spreading baseball fever to fans of all ages.

The 2014 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan will be making stops at nearly 30 locations, including 13 new destinations. In additions to the new stops, the caravan will also be visiting a pair of cities not visited in previous caravans. The Metro Bus will make a stop in Hamtramck, while the West Bus will debut in Battle Creek.

If fans aren't able to make any of the stops on the Winter Caravan or to TigerFest, they can follow all of the action on social media. In order to give fans the feeling they are traveling on the caravan with the players, the Tigers will be updating their official Twitter (@Tigers), official Twitter en español (@TigresdeDetroit), official Facebook (facebook.com/tigers) as well as the official Instagram (@Tigers) with pictures, video and the latest updates from the Caravan and the 19th annual TigerFest!

For the second straight year, fans will be able to share their experiences and pictures from the Winter Caravan and TigerFest with people from all over the world by using the official hashtag of the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan (#DETCaravan) and TigerFest (#TigerFest) on Twitter and Instagram. No matter where you are, you can track the Tigers live each day by visiting Tigers.com/caravan and Tigers.com/TigerFest. TigerFest will include the Tigers Social Media Clubhouse. Fans attending TigerFest and following the Detroit Tigers Twitter account (@Tigers) will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive interactive experiences with Tigers players in a unique environment.

A variety of season ticket options for the upcoming 2014 season are currently on sale. Ticket packages are available for as low as $15 per game and include great benefits. For more information or to purchase season tickets, call (313) 471-2255, email seasontickets@tigers.mlb.com

Thursday, January 23 (East bus)
1:05-2:05 p.m DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan

3901 Beaubien Street, Detroit

Tigers will visit select patient rooms and leave each patient with a gift
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance

1:15-2:15 p.m. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse ,231 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit
Tigers will take part in a meet and greet with United States District Judges in Chief Judge Rosen's chambers prior to the rally
Tigers will participate in a rally with courthouse employees

1:45-2:30 p.m. AAA Employee Safe Driving Rally
American Automobile Association,One Auto Club Drive, Dearborn
Tigers will participate in a AAA Safe Driving Rally with AAA Employees
Tigers will take a ride in a AAA driving simulator

1:45-3:30 p.m. Focus: HOPE
1200 Oakman Blvd., 1200B Oakman Blvd., 1300 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
In honor of the 45th anniversary of Focus: HOPE, Tigers will participate in a rally with Focus: HOPE employees and community partners, with doors opening at 1:45 p.m.
Tigers will tour the Machinist Training Institute and the Food Center
(Tours begin at 2:30 p.m.)
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance

2:50-3:35 p.m. Fox Sports Detroit

Fox Sports Detroit 26555 Evergreen Road Suite 90, Southfield
Tigers will participate in a meet and greet reception with Fox Sports Detroit sponsors and clients

5:00-6:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers Kids Rally
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center,15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn
Tigers will participate in an interactive rally for young fans kicking off the Tigers 2014 Strikeout Bullying campaign
All participants will receive a Strikeout Bullying wristband
Tigers will take part in a private meet and greet with Dreams Come True Guests, select members of the Detroit Tigers Kids Club and Radio Disney contest winners
Interactive, energetic event for kids with raffle prizes
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance
Mayor John B. O'Reilly and members of the Dearborn City Council are scheduled to attend
Tickets Required - All tickets have been distributed

4:00-6:00 p.m. Hockeytown Authentics
Hockeytown Authentics, 1845 East Big Beaver Road, Troy
Fans have the opportunity to take a photo with Martinez and Vizquel in exchange for a donation of canned food to benefit the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit
A minimum of a 6 can donation is required for a wristband to take one photo with Martinez and Vizquel. (Maximum of 150 wristbands will be distributed for a guaranteed opportunity for a photo. Wristband distribution will begin at 4 p.m.)
6:00-7:30 p.m.Toledo Mud Hens
Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington Street, Toledo, OH
Tigers will participate in a question and answer session at a seated dinner for fans
Ticketed Event

Friday, January 24
11:00-11:45 a.m. National Coney Island
National Coney Island ,30140 Van Dyke Avenue, Warren
Tigers will serve as celebrity waiters for customers at National Coney Island
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance
10:30-11:20 a.m. Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Border Services Agency, Windsor Tunnel, ON
Tigers will receive an orientation of the Canada Border Services Agency operations and participate in a rally with Canadian Border Services Agency officers

10:15-11:40 a.m. General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, 2500 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit
Photo opportunity with Tigers and Cadillac ELR vehicles at Comerica Park
A three Cadillac ELR caravan will lead the bus to the plant from Comerica Park
Tigers will receive a tour of the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and also participate in a rally with assembly employees

12:30-1:30 p.m. Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank, 3701 Hamlin Road, Auburn Hills
Tigers will participate in a rally with Comerica Bank employees

2:15-2:35 p.m. Hamtramck Fire Department
Hamtramck Fire Department 2625 Caniff, Hamtramck
Tigers will present a jersey to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Hamtramck Fire Department and take a photo with Hamtramck firefighters

2:15-2:55 p.m. Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Enforcement Administration, Detroit 431 Howard Street, Detroit
Tigers will learn about the DEA's responsibilities and participate in a rally with local law enforcement agents
A jersey will be presented to local law enforcement agents at DEA, Detroit
3:00-4:00 p.m. North American International Auto Show

North American International Auto Show ,One Washington Boulevard, Detroit
Tigers will participate in a private meet and greet with select executives from the North American International Auto Show and General Motors
Tigers will participate in the daily "Parade of Cars"
Tigers will take part in a roundtable question and answer session in the Chevrolet display area

3:15-3:45 p.m. Michigan United & 555 Gallery
555 Gallery, 2801 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit
Housed in a former Detroit Police Department precinct building, the 555 Gallery is showcasing "The Really BIG Photo Show" presented by Focus: HOPE featuring the photographic artwork of Detroit high school and middle school students
Tigers will tour the facility followed by a short question and answer session
Special invites include the Honorable Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of the Detroit City Council, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Solutions

Thursday, January 23 (West bus)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Fathead/EPI Marketing Services
EPI, 5350 W. Dickman Road, Battle Creek
Tigers will tour the EPI Plant where many Fathead vinyl products are printed and participate in an employee rally

5:45-9:15 p.m. West Michigan Whitecaps Winter Banquet
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids
Mitten collection at the door to benefit Mittens for Detroit with special guest appearance by founder and actress Erin Cummings
Tigers players will meet and greet with Veterans prior to the start of the banquet
Players will meet and greet with the Agar Family of Rockford, MI, including son Johnny who was featured on ESPN's "E:60" show
Visit Detroit and the Detroit Sports Commission will distribute information
Ticketed Event - SOLD OUT

Friday, January 24
10:00-10:45 a.m. Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company
Hudsonville Creamery, 345 East 48th Street Suite #200, Holland
Tigers will tour the Hudsonville Creamery and participate in a community rally
Ice cream sampling
Community rally and unveiling of new Tiger Traxx Ice Cream Carton
Visit Detroit and the Detroit Sports Commission will distribute information
Ticket required - SOLD OUT

1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m. The Kellogg Company
Kellogg's World Corporate Headquarters, McCamly Street (Between Jackson and W. Hamblin), Battle Creek
Tigers will participate in a rally with Kellogg's employees
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance