DETROIT – The 18th annual Detroit Lions Kickoff Luncheon hosted by the Detroit Economic Club will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at Ford Field. Last year's event was sold out with more than 1,000 attendees.
Lunch and team introductions begin at 12:00 noon in the Ford Field atrium followed by a program featuring a discussion panel that includes Jim Caldwell and other select members of the Detroit Lions organization.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive and be seated by 11:45 a.m. The masters of ceremonies will be the Lions' play-by-play team of Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter.
The event is open to the public. Tickets for the luncheon are $75 for non-members, $55 for guests of DEC members and $45 for DEC members. The first 750 tickets sold are assured a Lions' player or coach as the 11th person at the table.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased exclusively through the Detroit Economic Club by visiting their website http://www.econclub.org, clicking the event and creating a free account.
Media can register for the event at http://www.econclub.org/Media/MediaRegistration.aspx.
For questions, please contact the Detroit Economic Club at (313) 963-8547.
ABOUT THE DETROIT ECOMONIC CLUB
The Detroit Economic Club was formed in 1934 as a platform for the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. It is known internationally as a top speaking forum for prominent business and government leaders. With more than 3,500 members, the DEC is about vital issues, prominent voices, a commitment to education and inspiring leadership. The DEC is proud to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon and proud to be ranked among the top speaking platforms in the world. For more information visit www.econclub.org.
ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and is the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2011, when they finished with a 10-6 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $7.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, visit www.DetroitLions.com.