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2014 Winter Caravan


Tigers Players and Coaches visited fans across the state

The 2014 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, presented by FOX Sports Detroit, 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.

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.

TIGERS CARAVAN
Caravan Schedule
Thursday, January 23
Detroit
Dearborn
Southfield
Troy
Battle Creek
Grand Rapids
Toledo OH
Friday, January 24
Detroit
Warren
Windsor Tunnel, ON
Auburn Hills
Hamtramck
Holland
Battle Creek
METRO BUS CARAVAN STOPS Open to the public Open to the public
DATE LOCATION TIME TIGERS APPEARING
Thu., January 23 Detroit
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
1:05-2:05 p.m. ET MIGUEL CABRERA, DANIEL FIELDS, JOSE IGLESIAS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, FSD BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA
Thu., January 23 Detroit
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
1:15-2:15 p.m. ET AL AVILA, BRAD AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, RAJAI DAVIS, GENE LAMONT, OMAR VIZQUEL, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN
Thu., January 23 Dearborn
AAA Employee Safe Driving Rally
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
1:45-2:30 p.m. ET TORII HUNTER, JOE NATHAN
Thu., January 23 Detroit
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
  • Tigers will tour the Machinist Training Institute and the Food Center
  • Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance
1:45-3:30 p.m. ET AL AVILA, RAJAI DAVIS, DANIEL FIELDS, JOSE IGLESIAS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, OMAR VIZQUEL, FSD BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA
Thu., January 23 Southfield
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
2:50-3:35 p.m. ET BRAD AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, GENE LAMONT, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN
Thu., January 23 Dearborn  Open to the public
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
  • Event is open to the public, however, tickets are no longer available.
5:00-6:00 p.m. ET ALEX AVILA, MIGUEL CABRERA, DANIEL FIELDS, JOSE IGLESIAS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ
Thu., January 23 Troy Open to the public
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.)
4:00-6:00 p.m. ET VICTOR MARTINEZ, OMAR VIZQUEL
Thu., January 23 Toledo, OH Open to the public
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
6:00-7:30 p.m. ET BRAD AUSMUS, TORII HUNTER
Fri., January 24 Warren Open to the public
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
11:00-11:45 a.m. ET TORII HUNTER, JOSE IGLESIAS
Fri., January 24 Windsor, ON
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
10:30-11:20 a.m. ET AL AVILA, RAJAI DAVIS, GENE LAMONT, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, OMAR VIZQUEL, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN
Fri., January 24 Detroit
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
10:15-11:40 a.m. ET BRAD AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, MIGUEL CABRERA, DANIEL FIELDS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, JOE NATHAN, EVAN REED, FSD BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA
Fri., January 24 Auburn Hills
Comerica Bank
3701 Hamlin Road, Auburn Hills
  • Tigers will participate in a rally with Comerica Bank employees
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET AL AVILA, BRAD AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, MIGUEL CABRERA, RAJAI DAVIS, DANIEL FIELDS, TORII HUNTER, JOSE IGLESIAS, IAN KROL, GENE LAMONT, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, JOE NATHAN, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, OMAR VIZQUEL, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN, FSD BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA
Fri., January 24 Hamtramck
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
2:15-2:35 p.m. ET ALEX AVILA, RAJAI DAVIS, DANIEL FIELDS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, JOE NATHAN, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN
Fri., January 24 Detroit
Drug Enforcement Administration
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
2:15-2:55 p.m. ET BRAD AUSMUS, AL AVILA, MIGUEL CABRERA, TORII HUNTER, JOSE IGLESIAS, GENE LAMONT, OMAR VIZQUEL, FSD BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA
Fri., January 24 Detroit Open to the public
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
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET ALEX AVILA, RAJAI DAVIS, DANIEL FIELDS, IAN KROL, KYLE LOBSTEIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, JOE NATHAN, EVAN REED, ANIBAL SANCHEZ, FSD BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN
Fri., January 24 Detroit Open to the public
Michigan United & 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
3:15-3:45 p.m. ET MIGUEL CABRERA, OMAR VIZQUEL
WEST BUS CARAVAN STOPS Open to the public Open to the public
DATE LOCATION TIME TIGERS APPEARING
Thu., January 23 Battle Creek
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
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET DAVID DOMBROWSKI, AL ALBURQUERQUE, MICK BILLMEYER, NICK CASTELLANOS, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, DAVE CLARK, DARNELL COLES, ANDY DIRKS, BRYAN HOLADAY, AUSTIN JACKSON, JEFF JONES, WALLY JOYNER, DON KELLY, STEVE LOMBARDOZZI, MATT MARTIN, JUSTIN MILLER, HERNAN PEREZ, RICK PORCELLO, LUKE PUTKONEN, BRUCE RONDON, MAX SCHERZER, DREW SMYLY, TIGERS RADIO BROADCASTER DAN DICKERSON
Thu., January 23 Grand Rapids Open to the public
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
  • Event is open to the public, however, tickets are no longer available.
5:45-9:15 p.m. ET DAVID DOMBROWSKI, AL ALBURQUERQUE, MICK BILLMEYER, NICK CASTELLANOS, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, DAVE CLARK, DARNELL COLES, ANDY DIRKS, BRYAN HOLADAY, AUSTIN JACKSON, JEFF JONES, WALLY JOYNER, DON KELLY, STEVE LOMBARDOZZI, MATT MARTIN, JUSTIN MILLER, HERNAN PEREZ, RICK PORCELLO, LUKE PUTKONEN, BRUCE RONDON, MAX SCHERZER, DREW SMYLY, TIGERS RADIO BROADCASTER DAN DICKERSON
Fri., January 24 Holland Open to the public
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
  • Event is open to the public, however, tickets are no longer available.
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET DAVID DOMBROWSKI, AL ALBURQUERQUE, MICK BILLMEYER, NICK CASTELLANOS, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, DAVE CLARK, DARNELL COLES, ANDY DIRKS, BRYAN HOLADAY, AUSTIN JACKSON, JEFF JONES, WALLY JOYNER, DON KELLY, STEVE LOMBARDOZZI, MATT MARTIN, JUSTIN MILLER, HERNAN PEREZ, RICK PORCELLO, LUKE PUTKONEN, BRUCE RONDON, MAX SCHERZER, DREW SMYLY, TIGERS RADIO BROADCASTER DAN DICKERSON
Fri., January 24 Battle Creek
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
1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m. ET DAVID DOMBROWSKI, AL ALBURQUERQUE, MICK BILLMEYER, NICK CASTELLANOS, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, DAVE CLARK, DARNELL COLES, ANDY DIRKS, BRYAN HOLADAY, AUSTIN JACKSON, JEFF JONES, WALLY JOYNER, DON KELLY, STEVE LOMBARDOZZI, MATT MARTIN, JUSTIN MILLER, HERNAN PEREZ, RICK PORCELLO, LUKE PUTKONEN, BRUCE RONDON, MAX SCHERZER, DREW SMYLY, TIGERS RADIO BROADCASTER DAN DICKERSON