Lazydays RV Partners With Grand Slam Adoption Event

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Co-hosted by Kate Upton & Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander

Lazydays RV | Grand Slam Adoption Event 2016 | Lakeland, FL
Many of our customers’ lifestyles include pets as family members and we have the greatest respect for military personnel and veterans... That’s why the decision to sponsor this event was a home run with everyone on our team.

Lazydays, The RV Authority and world’s largest RV dealership, proudly partnered with Wins for Warriors and the Detroit Tigers to support the second annual Grand Slam Adoption Event in Lakeland, Florida. Co-hosted by model and actress Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, the event was held prior to the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 31. All proceeds benefited SPCA Florida and K9s for Warriors.

Hundreds of pet-lovers and baseball fans attended the 2016 Grand Slam Adoption Event, which featured adoptable dogs from SPCA Florida, a virtual silent auction, T-shirt giveaways, live radio broadcasts and a variety of family-friendly activities. National Champion K9 Unit Officers from the Lakeland Police Department conducted live demonstrations at the event, and military veterans and their canine companions were on hand to represent K9s for Warriors, which provides service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service.

Lazydays provided a luxury Class A motorhome as an onsite “green room” for celebrities Upton and Verlander during the Grand Slam Adoption Event.

“I am so grateful for the work that both SPCA Florida and K9s for Warriors accomplish. I want to encourage the adoption of these loveable animals who need homes, and also to honor the veterans who have given so much for our country," said Upton. “We are very grateful for the support from our sponsors and community partners, and plan to make this an annual event.”

“Lazydays is proud to support the Grand Slam Adoption Event in its efforts to place homeless animals with loving families,” said John Lebbad, Chief Marketing Officer for Lazydays. “Many of our customers’ lifestyles include pets as family members and we have the greatest respect for military personnel and veterans, among whom we count many as our customers. That’s why the decision to sponsor this event was a home run with everyone on our team.”

For more information and photos from the 2016 Grand Slam Adoption Event, visit Lazydays on Facebook at

About Lazydays
Lazydays®, founded in 1976, is the world’s largest RV dealership. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL since 1996, Lazydays also has dealerships located in Tucson, AZ as well as three dealerships located in Loveland, Aurora and Longmont, CO.

Lazydays RV Accessories & More offers more than 20,000 accessories online for your shopping convenience. Shop us online or visit one of our store locations in Florida, Arizona and Colorado. Lazydays has the largest selection of RV brands in the nation featuring more than 2,500 new and pre-owned RVs, over 300 service bays and two on-site campgrounds with over 700 RV campsites.

Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a quarter million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it their “home away from home.” Lazydays has been recognized as a “Top 50 RV Dealer” by RV Business and as one of Tampa Bay’s “Top Work Places.” The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from more than 60% of Lazydays’ employees, has contributed more than one million dollars to make many historic changes for at-risk children in the Tampa Bay and Tucson communities.

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