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Lions team up with the Children's Charities Coalition for LionTown 2012

Posted Aug 3, 2012

The Detroit Lions have teamed up with the Children’s Charities Coalition for LionTown 2012 – a fundraiser that will feature approximately 100 fiberglass lion sculptures that will be displayed throughout Birmingham, Bloomfield and the metro Detroit area in late summer. Each lion sculpture will be uniquely decorated and adorned by local artists and designers and will be auctioned off for charity at the LionTown Auction Event at Ford Field on October 16, 2012.

The mission of LionTown 2012 is to contribute to the vitality of the greater Detroit metropolitan area through supporting regional art and culture, and to raise needed funds for the outreach programs of Detroit Lions Charities as well as members of the Children’s Charities Coalition which is comprised of CARE House (home of the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County) and Variety The Children’s Charity.

About Detroit Lions Charities

Detroit Lions Charities is a non-profit organization founded by the Detroit Lions to support transformational efforts that promote and improve the well-being of Metro Detroit’s underserved and disadvantaged communities—with a specific focus on sustainable health and wellness initiatives, innovative civic engagement and community philanthropy programs, and support for military community initiatives. Since 1991, more than $6.2 million has been invested in the Metro Detroit community by Detroit Lions Charities.

About The Children’s Charities Coalition

The Children’s Charities Coalition was formed in 1997 to address the challenge of developing new sources of funding to help children through a synergistic effort of experienced leaders and combined resources.

For additional information on LionTown 2012 visit www.liontown2012.com

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