A Forever Recovery Holds Autograph Event with Former Detroit Lions at Cherry Festival

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Fans of the Detroit Lions were treated to an autograph signing session sponsored by A Forever Recovery at this year’s National Cherry Festival in the Grand Traverse Region of Northern Michigan.

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On July 10th, 2015 Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Herman Moore, Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman Lomas Brown, and Tight End Rob Rubick signed foam footballs, provided by A Forever Recovery.

Sports fans young and old at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI were treated to a visit by former players of the Detroit Lions, joined by A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center for substance abuse located in Southwest Michigan. On July 10th, 2015 Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Herman Moore, Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman Lomas Brown, and Tight End Rob Rubick signed foam footballs, provided by A Forever Recovery, and stood in for photographs with fans at an autograph session at the Cherry Blast Stage in the food court.

“It is always a pleasure to have these guys around,” commented A Forever Recovery founder Per Wickstrom, who has invited the former Lions players to many events in the past. “Their high-profile personalities help bring more attention to our mission, which is to raise awareness about this terrible thing called addiction and to inform people about the options that are available to them for the treatment of substance abuse. With their help, our message is able to reach many more people than it would otherwise.”

Local News Interviews Players

The presence of the former NFL pros also drew the attention of a local news team from the Traverse City FOX affiliate, who interviewed the players about their viewpoints on the upcoming football season and the Lions chances for success. That didn’t keep them from giving most of their attention to the fans that were waiting for the chance to meet the players and get their signatures. Dozens of people lined up for a chance to shake hands and pose for pictures with the former Lions, and they were happy to oblige. Smiles, laughter and jokes ran rampant, and the joy and delight was quite evident to anybody watching.

The National Cherry Festival is an annual event that is held for over a week celebrating the Grand Traverse Region’s dominance of the Tart Cherry growing industry. The area boasts around 75% of the total crop of tart cherries. This industry, which has been a huge contributor to the economy of the local communities for almost a century, has thrived so well due to the ideal weather and location for cherry orchards, so much so that it has been given it’s own celebration drawing over half a million visitors annually. With over 150 activities, from pie eating competitions to classic car shows, the National Cherry Festival has something for everyone.

For more information on this event see the Cherry Festival website.

See the full story here: http://www.9and10news.com/story/29523964/former-lions-talk-about-this-years-team-at-cherry-festival

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