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Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford donate jackets made from recycled plastic bottles to kids for Earth Day

DETROIT, April 22, 2015 – In celebration of Earth Day, the Detroit Lions donated 95 REPREVE-based jackets made from recycled plastic bottles to each of the students at the Detroit Lions Academy today. Each REPREVE-based jacket is made from over 30 recycled plastic bottles. The donation is a result of the 2014 #TurnItGreen recycling effort in which Lions fans recycled nearly 60,000 plastic bottles. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and mascot “Roary” were onsite to lead the Earth Day assembly educating students on the importance of recycling, the cool things that can be created from recycled plastic bottles and encouraging them to “Make the Smart Throw” by tossing their bottles into recycling bins instead of trash cans.

School of the Week: Detroit Lions Academy

Committed to preparing students for high school success and beyond “Honolulu blue” is a commonly known hue among Detroit residents as one of the colors of the city’s own Detroit Lions football team. However, that same color not only reminds us of the NFL team, but also the Detroit Public School which proudly honors the team’s namesake. Detroit Lions Academy, located on the city’s east side, is an alternative education school cultivating bright young minds in grades 6-8. According to 13-year Principal Cheryl White, DLA offers students a comprehensive learning environment where all stakeholders are prepared to meet each individual student at their current level; encourage and challenge him/her to set attainable goals; and are committed to preparing the students

Detroit Lions Alternative, 10101 E. Canfield, is closed today, Monday Nov. 5, due to a power outage.

The Detroit Lions’ New Living for the City Initiative Supports Community Wellness, Workforce Development and DPS Schools!

The Detroit Lions announced today, September 18, 2012, Living for the City, a new philanthropic initiative focused on sustainable community health, wellness, and development. Living for the City is a formal partnership with Playworks, Eastern Market, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Hatch Detroit, and Lions Academy. “Living for the City is a reflection of the Detroit Lions’ commitment to Detroit’s resurgence and our focus on areas of critical need,” said team president Tom Lewand at a press conference announcing the initiative.  “Living for the City supports innovative citizen philanthropy and promotes personal and community wellbeing.  The Detroit Lions organization is excited for the potential that Living for the City offers for making a real difference in this community that we