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TigerFest 2019 to Spread Baseball Cheer, Help Culminate Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan

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The week-long spread of baseball fever and Detroit Tigers giving will culminate with an afternoon of family fun on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The 24th annual TigerFest at Comerica Park, taking place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., will feature the appearance of over 40 current and former Tigers players, coaches and leaders. Players Miguel Cabrera, Matthew Boyd, Joe Jimenez and Daniel Norris; 1980s heroes, Kirk Gibson and Dan Petry and former team manager Jim Leyland are among the individuals scheduled to meet fans on Saturday.

Planned activities include photo stations with Tigers players; an opportunity to explore the team dugout, clubhouse, press box and other exclusive areas and an all-new Kids Zone featuring face painters, balloon artists, magicians and Detroit-based nonprofit organization, Arts & Scraps. Other happenings will include kids-only and expanded autograph areas; giant inflatable activations; and exhibits and interactive displays featuring Tigers history, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix and Louisville Slugger bats.

Other activities will include seminars and Q&A sessions with team executives and alumni, and the Social Media Clubhouse presented by Chevrolet, which will give fans a chance to play games like Pop-A-Shot and giant JENGA with select Tigers players and alumni. The Detroit Tigers Foundation will also host its annual giant clubhouse collectible sale featuring club-issued bats, jerseys and other memorabilia.

All fans will receive a free tote bag courtesy of event presenter, Visit Central Florida.

In addition to providing a day of fun for Detroit Tigers fans, the TigerFest will culminate the Detroit Tigers Foundation’s annual multi-day charity tour, the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. A partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, the tour features a lineup of coaches, players, TV broadcasters and sports executives.

The multi-day event officially launched in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and will continue to travel the state of Michigan through Friday, Jan. 25. Stops include the Michigan Veterans Foundation, where the Detroit Tigers Foundation will present a $5,000 check and framed jersey to the nonprofit organization. The Ilitch Charities affiliate will also present a check for $10,000 to Fisher House Michigan, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping homeless veterans in Detroit regain self-sufficiency. 

Jordan Field, Director of Players Relations and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, said the Winter Caravan allows the charity to visit some of those community organizations and schools that receive complimentary Detroit Tigers tickets and to celebrate the upcoming season together. “From Grand Rapids to Flint and Frankenmuth to Detroit, it’s important to invest in the communities that we visit and remind our community partners that we look forward to seeing them at Comerica Park,” Field said.

TigerFest tickets, $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 14, are still available here.

Fans should mark their calendars for the Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The 2019 season ticket packages are on sale now and include an Opening Day ticket and packages that start as low as $15 per game. Visit www.tigers.com/seasons for more information.

Tickets for all Detroit Tigers events are now mobile starting in January 2019.

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