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Join the Detroit Lions at Training Camp Family Weekend

Posted Aug 1, 2013

Enjoy Detroit Lions' football with family-friendly activities and great food on August 3 and 4!

Join the Detroit Lions as they get ready for the new season and enjoy family-friendly festivities during Training Camp Family Weekend, August 3 and 4, at the team training facility in Allen Park.

Festivities begin in the training facility front parking lot prior to practice, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Practice times are 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:15 a.m. on Sunday.

Silver Rush

Both days will feature activities presented by Playworks Detroit, a non-profit organization dedicated to making recess in schools a positive experience for kids, photo opportunities with Detroit Lions team mascot Roary, face painting, giveaways for kids including eye black and mini footballs (while supplies last) and food trucks to purchase breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Local favorite food truck Treat Dreams has even created Lions-inspired ice cream flavors just for training camp. The crowd favorite so far has been Silver Rush, a blue-colored white chocolate ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzels and marshmallow swirl.

Gates to the practice field viewing area will open 30 minutes before the start of practice.

Saturday, August 3, activities begin at 1:30 p.m.

  • WYCD 99.5 presents live entertainment featuring local country act Paulina Jayne.
  • Kids will receive Detroit Lions eye black or mini footballs (while supplies last).
  • Playworks Detroit gets families moving with recess activities like foursquare, three-line football, jump-roping, hula-hooping and relay races.
  • Stop by the photo area for pictures with Roary in front of the co-branded Detroit Lions and NFL Training Camp backdrop.
  • Lions inflatables.
  • Kids that become Detroit Lions kids’ club members will be entered for a chance to win an autographed football.
  • Food truck lineup: Treat Dreams, Franks Anatra, Dago Joe's and Green Zebra.
Face paint

Sunday, August 4, activities begin at 8:00 a.m.

  • Detroit Lions Youth Football will have a Heads Up Football tackling station where 5-to-12-year-old kids can learn and practice head-and-neck-injury minimizing tackling techniques.
  • Kids will receive Detroit Lions eye black or mini footballs (while supplies last).
  • Playworks Detroit gets families moving with recess activities like foursquare, three-line football, jump-roping, hula-hooping and relay races.
  • Stop by the photo area for pictures with Roary in front of the co-branded Detroit Lions and NFL Training Camp backdrop.
  • Lions inflatables.
  • Kids that become Detroit Lions kids’ club members will be entered for a chance to win an autographed football.
  • Food truck lineup: Treat Dreams, Dago Joe's and Green Zebra.

Food trucks are only accepting cash and the daily lineup is subject to change, so check the training camp website for updates.

For more information, visit DetroitLions.com/TrainingCamp.

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