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    Meijer, United Dairy Co-sponsor Detroit Lions' Junior Broadcaster Program

    DETROIT -- Ten young Michigan football fans will compete next week for a chance to be sportscasters for a day, thanks to Meijer Inc., the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and the Detroit Lions.

    DETROIT -- Ten young Michigan football fans will compete next week for a chance to be sportscasters for a day, thanks to Meijer Inc., the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and the Detroit Lions.

    The finalists, ages 8-15, will compete in the 3-A-Day of Dairy - Lions Junior Broadcaster Try-Out Event from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Southfield Meijer, 28800 Telegraph Road. They entered the contest drawing at their local Meijer stores.
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    Competitors will demonstrate their play-by-play skills while watching a video broadcast from a Detroit Lions game. Judges include Dre Bly, Detroit Lions cornerback; and Roary, the Detroit Lions mascot.

    All 10 youngsters will receive four tickets to the Nov. 12 game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers. Two grand prize winners will receive pre-game on-field passes, a tour of Ford Field and an authentic Detroit Lions jersey autographed by NFL Pro-Bowler Dre Bly.

    The 3-A-Day of Dairy - Lions Junior Broadcaster Try-Out Event is open to the public. Meijer and its event partners welcome all area sports fans to support the aspiring young broadcasters by attending the competition.

    The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (Dairy Council of Michigan and American Dairy Association of Michigan) provides nutrition education services and dairy product promotion in Michigan on behalf of Michigan's dairy farmers and processors.

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