Lions honor boy, 9, who raised money for Detroit

Joshua Smith will be honored at Friday's opener against Cleveland Browns

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DETROIT - The Detroit Lions say a 9-year-old Detroit fundraiser will be their special guest at the preseason opener at Ford Field, when the team hosts the Cleveland Browns.

The team says it's honoring Joshua Smith on Friday night for setting up a pop-corn and lemonade stands to help raise money for Detroit after hearing of the city's budget deficit.

The Lions say he raised at least $3,600 from the sale of snacks and drinks at a stand in front of his parents' house on Detroit's west side.

The team says Joshua received the "Spirit of Detroit" award from the City Council and got a personal thank-you call from Mayor Dave Bing. 

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