DETROIT — On the field, the Detroit Lions’ defense ranks ninth in the NFL; off the field, they rank first in helping those in the Detroit community. The Lions have been a centerpiece in helping to put the Detroit community back together during tough economic times.
On Sunday, November 20, the 17th Annual Toy Drive was held prior to the Lions home game against the Carolina Panthers. Fans who attended the game were asked to help United States Marine Corps soldiers who sponsored the drive for Toys for Tots. WXYZ-Channel 7, 97.1 The Ticket, and Central Michigan Movers also helped sponsor the event. Once again, the Lions were a part of the Thanksgiving tradition.
Additionally, in 1991 former Lions equipment manager Dan Jaroshewich, now of Ford Field, started a coat drive to help those needing help to stay warm. Twenty-one years later, with thousands of coats donated, the annual drive is still going strong. The Lions’ Annual Coat Drive was held at Ford Field prior to the November 24 Thanksgiving match-up against The Green Bay Packers.
The Lions asked fans who are attended the game to donate clean, gently used coats or blankets to help those who are less fortunate in the metro Detroit area stay warm this winter.
The Good in Sports proudly salutes The Detroit Lions and their efforts to make sure everyone enjoys and stays warm during the holiday season and presents them with a Gold Star!
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