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May 21, 2018
AAA, DETROIT TIGERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM UP

“Bases Loaded for a Safe Summer” Kick-Off News Conference
 
Who:                 Guest Speakers
AAA - The Auto Club Group Senior Vice President-Field Operations, Dan Schrock
AAA - The Auto Club Group Senior Vice President-Corporate Relations Ro Katrak
Detroit Police Chief James Craig                       
Detroit Tigers Vice President-Park Operations, Mike Healy
Macomb County Sheriff Lieutenant Tina Old
Michigan State Police Capt. Thomas Deasy
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
 
What:                “Bases Loaded for a Safe Summer” Kick off News Conference
The speakers will do a baseball hand-off as they individually cover the following issues: drunk and drugged driving prevention, safety belt use, teen driver safety, distracted driving prevention, safe boating, underage drinking prevention, motorcycle safety, speed limit compliance and various new programs that support summer safety.  The Detroit Tigers mascot, Paws will be in attendance. AAA will also provide Michigan’s travel projections for the Memorial Day weekend. Ample interview/camera opportunities will be available with the speakers and law enforcement vehicles that will be set up by the giant Tiger at Gate A.
 
When:               Monday, May 21st  at 10am
Concludes at 10:30am
 
Where:              Comerica Park-Visitor’s Dugout Area, 2100 Woodward, Detroit
  • Free parking will be available in the Tiger Garage - entrance off of the North I-75 Service Drive. Map attached. 
**The QR code listed below provide access to the Tiger Garage through the 250 E. Fisher entrance. One scan per vehicle. The QR code is only valid by scanning a printed release or by the original email – QR code cannot be a screenshot. Without the QR code, you will be prompted to pay via credit card to enter the garage.

  • Use Detroit Tigers Media Entrance across from the garage, located on the corner of Montcalm Street and John R. Look for the set of glass doors to the right of Gate D.
  • Please allow ample time for standard security entrance check.
  • Interviews available after the news conference off the field at Gate A near the Giant Tiger and the parked law enforcement vehicles.
 
Why:                  Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer travel season. It also signals a higher risk time for unsafe driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. In a unified effort to help prevent traffic deaths and injuries, AAA, the Detroit Tigers and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up to promote a safer summer.

 
 
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 
 
QR CODE:
 
Valid from: 5/21/2018 12:00 AM
Valid to: 5/21/2018 11:59 PM
Group Name: DTI (Corporate Sales)
Message: Tigers Garage
 
 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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