November 5, 2018
DETROIT— The Detroit Lions today announced that Salute to Service week – a host of events recognizing active and former military leading up to, and including, the team’s Salute to Service game against the Carolina Panthers on November 18 – will be presented by Humanetics.
The Detroit Lions Salute to Service Week presented by Humanetics includes a military care package assembly event with the Detroit Lions Women’s Association, a coat distribution to local homeless veterans with the Empowerment Plan, an interactive video game event with current Lions players and active military members with Pros vs. GI Joes, as well as a baby shower for expectant military mothers.
“We are proud to have Humanetics as a new partner for the 2018 season and especially proud to work with them on our Salute to Service initiatives,” said Detroit Lions Senior Vice President of Business Development Kelly Kozole. “Humanetics’ passion for honoring the military aligns with our own seamlessly and we’re looking forward to building upon our programming now and in the coming seasons with their organization.”
Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc. is the world’s largest maker of crash-test dummies, more formally known as anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), primarily used in automotive crash tests. However, Humanetics is more broadly a safety company making a variety of products that save lives in the automotive, medical, energy, aerospace and military sectors. The company’s roots date back to the 1950s when it first created dummies for the Air Force to test the safety of ejection seats and parachutes. Since that time, Humanetics has consistently developed products that protect soldiers as conditions on the battlefield dictate, including its warrior representative blast dummies and injury assessment tools that help protect soldiers from deadly IED attacks.
As a retired U.S. Army Colonel, Humanetics CEO Chris O’Connor is deeply and personally invested in serving the needs of active military members, as well as veterans and their families. “It is a privilege to participate in Salute to Service and to support our veterans and active service members,” said O’Connor. “The men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families make tremendous sacrifices for our country and we are honored to give back to these real American heroes."
Stay tuned to the Detroit Lions social media channels and Detroitlions.com for news and behind-the-scenes content throughout Salute to Service Week.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETROIT LIONS SALUTE TO SERVICE WEEK PRESENTED BY HUMANETICS:
DETROIT LIONS DISTRIBUTE COATS TO HOMELESS VERTERANS
Thursday, November 8, 2018
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Media check-in begins at 10:45 A.M.
Detroit Lions Legends
The Empowerment Plan – Veronika Scott
Piquette Square/Southwest Solutions – Steve Ragan
317 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Street parking will be available on either Brush or Piquette.
PROS VS. GI JOES VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT
Monday, November 12, 2018
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Detroit Lions Players
Active Military Members
Pros vs. GI Joes
Detroit Lions Locker Room
2000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Media interested in attending these events should contact Ellen Trudell, Detroit Lions Corporate Communications, email@example.com.
For over 65 years, Humanetics has been the leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of crash test dummies and calibration equipment, crash sensors and instrumentation and crash simulation software models. Humanetics also offers a growing portfolio of active safety testing products for ADAS and autonomous vehicles, including over-runnable test platforms and driving robots. Additionally, Humanetics sister companies develop and supply custom force, load, torque and pressure electrical strain gage and fiber optic sensor solutions and provide advanced strain gage application services. Humanetics serves industry leaders in a variety of high-growth markets including automotive, aviation, energy, medical, military and civil infrastructure. Humanetics has over 750 employees across 22 facilities strategically located around the world with the global corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich.
ABOUT DETROIT LIONS:
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the National Football League’s fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2016, when they finished with a 9-7 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $6.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, visit www.Detroitlions.com.