Tigers Game Takeover and Detroit Scavenger Hunt Among Lineup of ‘Get in the Game’ Events Announced

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — A strolling supper club, a Tigers Game Takeover, and a uniquely Detroit Scavenger Hunt are among a new series of events announced today designed for Metro Detroit residents to “Get in the Game” and create civic pride in the region. These activities are being sponsored by the Tourism Economic Development Council (TEDC) and Detroit Synergy.

“We hope these events will rally metro Detroiters to become part of the city’s positive change and ambassadors for the region as we gear up to host a number of marquee events over the next few years, including the All Star Game and Super Bowl,” said Jim Townsend, executive director of the Tourism Economic Development Council (TEDC). “Our ultimate goal is to give visitors to these events a first-class experience and improve the nationwide image of this destination.”

“Detroit Synergy’s mission is to offer opportunities for metro Detroiters to experience what is great about Detroit,” said James Canning, a member of Detroit Synergy’s Steering Team. “We are inviting metro Detroiters to check out what’s new and become engaged in building our city’s future.”

Upcoming events include:

The Taste of the “D” Strolling Supper Club, May 11 — Participants will explore Detroit’s booming dining scene all in one night, strolling from restaurant to restaurant, sampling the “D’s” finest cuisine. Costs range from $30-$35 and restaurant choices include a vegetarian route, Woodward route or gallery route. Registration begins at 6 p.m. at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave.

Chill In. Detroit’s Rush Hour Retreat, May 19 — Join members of Detroit Synergy and other community groups to meet, mingle, network and enjoy drink specials. Location to be announced shortly.

D-Tour, May 21 — The half-day bus D-Tour of new downtown development begins at the GM Renaissance Center at 9 a.m. and includes an overview of the new GM Wintergarden at the center and the massive riverfront revitalization project underway. The tour explores the new Campus Martius Park, Compuware headquarters and the many developments along the lower Woodward corridor. Midtown Detroit and its new galleries, restaurants and residential projects are showcased before the tour concludes at noon. Cost is $20 per person.

NCCJ Belle Isle Walk, May 22 — Make new friends and make a difference. Thousands of people will gather on Belle Isle to visibly demonstrate their commitment to diversity and an inclusive community by walking, running, biking and skating along three miles of Belle Isle. Registration begins at noon.

Tigers Game Takeover, May 31 — Takeover includes a tailgate barbeque, parking, tickets and a pub crawl. Tailgate/registration (ticket pick-up) at 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Get in the Hunt! Rediscover the “D,” June 4 — Think you know all there is to know about Detroit? “Get in the Hunt – Rediscover Detroit,” a scavenger hunt event presented by Detroit Synergy and Get in the Game, will take teams on an adventure that will wind them through the streets of downtown and midtown Detroit, showcasing Detroit’s rich history, people and communities. “Get in the Hunt” will kick off at Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown Detroit at 1 p.m.

The TEDC is a division of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information about “The World is Coming – Get in the Game” and its upcoming events, visit http://www.theworldiscoming.com/ or http://www.detroitsynergy.org/ .

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