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Our heroic members of the military and their families make tremendous sacrifices in service of our country. Among the many notable organizations that support them is the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which, for 25 years, has helped survivors of lost U.S. military service members.

In support of this tremendous organization, the Detroit Tigers invited more than 30 metro Detroit kids for a one-of-a-kind holiday dinner at Comerica Park. Behind-the-scenes, Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones, infielder Niko Goodrum and pitcher John Schreiber were preparing a little surprise.

Following dinner, the players announced that buses were waiting to take the kids to Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn for a shopping spree, along with the Tigers mascot, PAWS. Each one dashed through the mall, grabbing their favorite toys during the fun-filled event organized by the Detroit Tigers Foundation along with the Delaware North Companies SportService.

Share in this heartwarming experience in the video below.

During the holiday season, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, dedicates itself to giving back to its hometown community. To learn more about the Detroit Tigers Foundation and its programs, visit DetroitTigers.com.