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2015 Winter Caravan


Tigers Players, Coaches, Executives and Broadcasters visited fans throughout the state

The 2015 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, presented by Oakland University and in partnership with FOX Sports Detroit, made its rounds on January 22 and January 23. It featured a group of excited Tigers players, coaches, broadcasters, Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski, Vice President/Assistant General Manager Al Avila, Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell, Manager Brad Ausmus, and Detroit's favorite mascot PAWS. The huge group went on a two-day journey across the region, spreading baseball fever to fans of all ages.

The 2015 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan made more than 30 stops throughout the region, including 12 new locations and three cities never before visited by the Tigers Winter Caravan. The Metro Bus stopped in Northville, while the North Bus made its debut in Lake City and Grayling.

Check out all the exciting action from this year's amazing Caravan below, featuring the best social media, videos and pictures from the trip.

METRO BUS CARAVAN STOPS Open to the public Open to the public
DATE LOCATION TIME
Thu., January 22 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
1600 East Warren Ave, Detroit

Tigers players toured the Bank and participated in an employee rally, which included a jersey presentation to honor the 100th anniversary of the banks' first day of operation in November of 2014.

1:50-2:35 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Open to the publicBuffalo Wild Wings
1234 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills

Nick Castellanos and Joe Nathan took their turn waiting tables in Rochester Hills at Buffalo Wild Wings as celebrity servers.

1:40-2:25 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills

The Tigers partnered with the OU Cares program to help provide a quick baseball skills presentation with Nick Castellanos and Joe Nathan. After the presentation, the two Tigers sat down for a Q&A with program participants and Oakland University student athletes.

2:45-3:30 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Lipari Foods and Winter's Sausage
26661 Bunert, Warren

Tigers players and coaches participated in an employee rally. Brad Ausmus, Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez were then paired with Lipari employees for a sandwich making contest. Alex Avila players will judge the contest. Victor Martinez's excellent sub sandwich won!

3:05-4:20 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Open to the public Detroit Tigers Kids Club Rally
Sterling Heights High School - Performing Arts Theatre
12901 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

The Tigers joined Kids Club members from around Metro-Detroit for an energetic event that included games, raffle prizes and more!

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Open to the publicHockeytown Authentics
1845 East Big Beaver Road, Troy

Fans took photos with two Tigers players in exchange for a donation of new, packaged, warm men's or women's socks to benefit the Neighborhood Service Organization's Homeless Recovery program. In exchange for a donation of socks, fans received a wristband to take one photo with the Tigers players.

5:15-6:00 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Open to the public Toledo Mud Hens - Fifth Third Field
406 Washington Street, Toledo, OH

Brad Ausmus and Alex Avila visited the Triple-A Toledo Mudhens for dinner complete with a Q&A session and program.

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Fri., January 23 FOX Sports Detroit
26555 Evergreen Road Suite 90, Southfield

Victor Martrinez and David Price participated in a meet-and-greet reception with Fox Sports Detroit sponsors and clients.

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Fri., January 23 Northville City Fire Department
215 N. Main Street, Northville

Tigers players joined the Northville Fire Department to help celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the department. Joe Nathan and Alex Avila had two firefighters help them with a "suit up" competition, to see who could put on the firefighters gear fastest.

First #DETCaravan stop of the day: Northville Fire Department

A photo posted by @tigers on

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Fri., January 23 Michigan State Police Crime Lab
Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
42145 W. 7 Mile Road, Northville

Crime Lab scientists educated Tigers players and coaches in Latent Print and Trace Evidence testing and participate in an employee rally.

11:15-12:00 p.m.
Fri., January 23 Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)
882 Oakman Blvd, Detroit

Tigers personnel presented a jersey to the NSO to recognize its 60th anniversary during a rally for NSO employees, volunteers and residents.

11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Fri., January 23 DTE
1 Energy Plaza, Detroit

The Tigers joined DTE Energy for an employee rally and Q&A.

1:00-1:40 p.m.
Fri., January 23 DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Street, Detroit

Tigers players visited patients at the children's hospital while donating 300 gifts to inpatients.

1:55-3:00 p.m.
Fri., January 23 United States Customs and Border Protection Agency
2810 W. Fort Street, Detroit

Tigers players visited patients at the children's hospital while donating 300 gifts to inpatients.

1:55-2:55 p.m.
Fri., January 23 Open to the publicNorth American International Auto Show
One Washington Boulevard, Detroit

Players participated in the "Cars On Parade" along the auto show floor and took part in a question and answer session in the Chevrolet display area.

Tigers players hosted a special guest from the Tigers Dreams Come True program while at the Auto Show.

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Fri., January 23 Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull, Detroit

Victor Martinez and Omar Vizquel toured the facility and participated in a special ribbon cutting ceremony for Southwest Detroit's FIRST Robotics build site, the Robotics and Engineering Center of Detroit.

3:15-4:00 p.m.
NORTH BUS CARAVAN STOPS Open to the public Open to the public
DATE LOCATION TIME
Thu., January 22 Lake City Fire Department
115 John Street, Lake City

Tigers players, coaches and executives presented the fire department with a jersey in recognition of 100 years of service.

12:00-12:45 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
202 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City

Tigers players, coaches and executives presented a jersey to the Chamber of Commerce in recognition of its 100th anniversary

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Thu., January 22 Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center
Camp Grayling, Grayling

Tigers players, coaches and executives toured the Training Center and participate in interactive simulations.

Following the tour, the players, coaches and executives participated in a question and answer, and photo session with military personnel and their families.

4:00-5:15 p.m.
Fri., January 23 Open to the public Northern Michigan Rotary Club Alliance Business Breakfast
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd., Williamsburg

Tigers players, coaches and executives participated in a rally with Rotary Club members and guests.

9:15-10:00 a.m.
Fri., January 23 Open to the public Zehnder's Snowfest
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
730 South Main Street, Frankenmuth

Tigers players participated in the annual Snowfest event.

2:00-3:00 p.m.