The Detroit Tigers would like to thank all the fans for sending in their entries for the Pumpkin Carving Contest! We received so many creative Tigers spirited pumpkins. After all the votes where tallied, we have found our winner! Congratulations and have a safe and Happy Halloween weekend!
2010 Detroit Tigers Pumpkin Contest Winner
On Friday, October 22 the Detroit Tigers mascot, PAWS, made a special visit to a very special girl. With a Tigers gift pack in hand, PAWS made a surprise appearance at the home of Kathleen Edward in Trenton, Michigan.
Kathleen is a 7-year-old who is battling Huntington’s disease and was a recent victim of bullying. Kathleen was nothing but smiles as she was greeted after school.
Welcome to the off season Tigers fans. The Detroit Tigers are in the midst of planning the 2011 season. The off season is often as busy as the regular season in the front office. There will be no resting here!
Over the past few weeks the ballpark has been prepared for the winter months. The concession stands have been put into storage and put away, clubhouse is being cleaned out, and the field is being primed for the blanket of snow that will soon coat it.
The Carousel wrapped up in shrink wrap to protect it in the cold winter months/
Mickey Mouse wrapped in shrink wrap.
Priming the field.
The concession stands line the service level underneath the park for the winer.
The promotions department is creating new and exciting events for next year and the successful events from 2010 are being built upon. The marketing department is hard at work developing ideas and materials for fans including the 2011 pocket schedule. Sponsors are being confirmed, merchandise is being designed and players are being signed.
Six months until Opening Day might seem like a long way from now, but rest assured, we will keep you in the loop. The 2011 Winter Caravan and TigerFest are only two months away. Several potential Winter Caravan stops are being visited next week! As we get closer to Caravan check out tigers.com to see where the team will be stopping. Below are links to the photo galleries from last years winter Caravan
On October 1, PAWS attended first grade with six-year-old AJ Failer. AJ was the winner of the “Tigers.com Monthly Sweepstakes” for September. The visit from PAWS included Little Caesars Hot-N-Ready pizzas as well as PAWS lunchboxes for AJ and his classmates at Tenniswood Elementary School. AJ personally received a Magglio Ordo˝ez autographed baseball to commemorate the exciting event!
Fans interested in booking an appearance from PAWS for a special event can do so by visiting tigers.com/paws or calling (313) 471-2224.