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Detroit Lions to host 5th annual Taste of the Lions fundraiser on May 17th

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Posted at 8:09 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 11:04:39-04

The Detroit Lions are hosting the fifth annual Taste of the Lions at Ford Field on Wednesday, May 17.

The strolling food and wine event will feature dozens of Metro Detroit's top restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2017 Detroit Lions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $150.

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.detroitlions.com/tickets/tasteofthelions.html

Local chefs will prepare a signature dish from their restaurants for guests to sample. Players will be available for meet and greet opportunities. Exclusive merchandise for autographs will be available for purchase during the event; OUTSIDE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. This year's event will also include a silent auction.

Taste of the Lions is an extension of the league's own Taste of the NFL program which began in 1992.  Event proceeds benefit Detroit Lions community partner Eastern Market and their community outreach programming.