Baseball can't be too far away.   The Tigers today announced the 2013 Caravan schedule which will begin on Thursday, January 24th.

Two separate buses are scheduled for stops in metro Detroit and northern Michigan.  I'll be rolling on the metro bus.  Here is the complete list of stops courtesy of the Tigers press release:

Metro Bus

Thursday, January 24
1:00-2:30 p.m.                GM Heritage Center
                        GM Heritage Center                                                      6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights
·        Tigers players will tour a showcase of heritage, classic, race car and concept vehicles
·        Photo opportunity with invited guests including local servicemen and women

1:30-2:15 p.m.                Red Robin
                        Red Robin                                                    31805 John R. Road, Madison Heights
·        Two tigers players will serve as celebrity waiters for customers at Red Robin

1:35-2:05 p.m.                Holocaust Memorial Center
                        Holocaust Memorial Center                                 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills
·        Tigers players will receive an orientation of the Holocaust Memorial Center

2:30-3:45 p.m.                The Detroit Arsenal Family and MWR at the US Army Garrison
                        US Army Garrison                                                       6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren
·        Tigers players will tour the Ground Systems Power and Energy Lab (GSPEL), a new one-of-a-kind facility that addresses the emerging power and energy challenges facing the Army’s next generation of ground vehicles
·        Players will observe and participate in a tactical robot demonstration
·        Players will participate in an interactive question and answer session with soldiers, Veterans and employees
3:15-4:30 p.m.                 West Bloomfield Police Department
                        West Bloomfield Police Department                 4530 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township
·        Tigers players will attend a meet and greet with officers of the West Bloomfield Police Department to give thanks for their service to the community and to honor fallen Sergeant Patrick O’ Rourke

4:00-4:40 p.m.                 Royal Oak Fire Station #2
                        Royal Oak Fire Station #2                                            31000 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak
·        Tigers players will attend a meet and greet dinner with firefighters of Royal Oak Fire Station #2 to give thanks for their service to the community

4:00-6:00 p.m.                Palladium 12 Theatre in Birmingham
                        Palladium 12 Theatre in Birmingham                          250 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
·        Rally featuring Tigers players will include an interactive question and answer session, games, raffle prizes, giveaways and more
·        FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Program begins at 5:00 p.m.)

4:00-6:00 p.m.                Royal Oak Middle School
                        Royal Oak Middle School                                         709 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
·        Interactive question-and-answer session with parents and students about anti-bullying
·        The winners of the Detroit Tigers Anti-Bullying Essay/Story Contest in partnership with Detroit Newspapers in Education and Michigan K.I.D.S will be announced
·        FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (tickets no longer available)

5:15-6:00 p.m.                Hockeytown Authentics
                        Hockeytown Authentics                                                1845 East Big Beaver Road, Troy
·        Fans have the opportunity to take a photo with two Tigers players
·        A collection to benefit fire victims will be administered by the American Red Cross  

Friday, January 25
10:00-11:30 a.m.        United States Coast Guard
                        United States Coast Guard                                                  110 Mount Elliott Street, Detroit
·        Tigers will headline a rally, including an interactive question and answer session with members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Veterans from the Tuskegee Airmen and Montford Pointe Marines

10:30-11:00a.m.        Dunkin Donuts
                        Dunkin Donuts                                                              29285 Southfield Road, Southfield
·        Two tigers players will serve as celebrity baristas for customers at Dunkin Donuts  

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.           DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
                        DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan                                       3901 Beaubien Street, Detroit
·        Playroom visit with patients
·        Note:  Media may cover a short visit with patients in the hospital lobby, but are not permitted patient floor units

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.        North American International Auto Show
Cobo Hall, General Motors Display Area                                     One Washington Blvd., Detroit
·        Fan rally and parade, including an interactive question and answer session in the Chevrolet Display Area

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.        United States Customs and Border Protection
                        United States Customs and Border Protection, Fort Street Cargo Facility     2810 West Fort St., Detroit
·        Tigers players will receive an orientation of United States Customs and Border Protection operations
·        Players will participate in a rally and interactive question and answer session for officers and employees
1:00-2:30 p.m.                 DTE Energy
                        DTE Energy                                                                   1 Energy Plaza, Detroit
·        Tigers players will participate in a rally and interactive question and answer session for employees

2:30-3:45 p.m.                GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden
                        GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden                                      400 Renaissance Center, Detroit
·        Tigers headline an employee rally, including an interactive question and answer session
·        In partnership with Think Detroit P.A.L., GM employees will donate baseball and softball equipment to benefit local area youth
·        A jersey will be presented to recognize the launch of 13 new Chevrolet products in 2013

2:45-3:00 p.m.                Wayne State University Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
                        Wayne State University                                                             5045 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit
·        Tigers players will participate in a roundtable discussion and Q&A session with Wayne State University students and teachers from the Greater Detroit Hispanic community
·        Tigers players will share their experience as Latinos in Major League Baseball with students at Wayne State University at the recently renovated Latin American cultural room, Salon de Nuestra Cultura

2:50-3:25 p.m.                Manoogian Mansion
Manoogian Mansion                                                          9240 Dwight Street, Detroit
·        Mayor Dave Bing will share the history of the Manoogian Mansion for Tigers players and personnel
North Bus

Thursday, January 24
11:00-1:00 p.m.                Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance Luncheon
                        Cadillac Grill                                                                                7839 E. 46 ½ Rd., Cadillac
·        Tigers players will participate in the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance luncheon, hosted by the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
·        Silent and live auction to benefit Detroit Tigers Foundation

1:00-1:45 p.m.                Sweet Shop
                        Sweet Shop, Cadillac                                                   111 South Mitchell Street, Cadillac
·        Tigers players will make candy and greet employees to celebrate the Sweet Shop’s 50th anniversary

2:00-3:00 p.m.                Pepsi
                        Pepsi Marketing and Equipment Center                                                 6200 Taylor Drive, Flint
·        After a tour of the facilities, Tigers players will unveil a special new vending machine to commemorate the 2012 American League Championship

3:30-6:00 p.m.                Christian Youth Fellowship Association Rally
                        Temple Theatre                                                            201 North Washington Avenue, Saginaw
·        Tigers players will participate in a community rally benefiting the Christian Youth Fellowship Association featuring the American League Championship Trophy

5:00-7:30 p.m.                Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute Banquet
                        Saginaw Valley State University – Curtis Hall                                     7400 Bay Road, Saginaw
·        Tigers players and personnel will participate in the Hispanic Leadership Graduation Banquet
Friday, January 25
7:30-10:30 a.m.                Soaring Eagle Casino Community Rally
                        Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort                            6800 East Broadway Road, Mt. Pleasant
·        Tigers players will participate in a community rally featuring the American League Championship Trophy hosted in partnership with the Soaring Eagle Casino, Central Michigan University Athletics, Central Michigan University Alumni Association, Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.        Midland Center for Arts Community Rally
                        Midland Center for Arts                                                                        1801 Saint Andrews Street, Midland
·        Tigers players will participate in a community rally which will include a special Dreams Come True presentation hosted in partnership with the Midland Center for Arts, Dow Gardens and the Midland Chamber of Commerce

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.        21st Annual Snowfest
                        Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth                                       730 South Main Street, Frankenmuth
·        Tigers players will participate in the 21st Annual Snowfest and recognize the 150 year anniversary of the Frankenmuth Brewery
·        In partnership with Zehnder’s and Pepsi, scarves, hats and gloves will be collected for donation to the Salvation Army of Saginaw County



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