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April 22-28, 2024: NFL Draft in Michigan Week

WHEREAS, on Thursday, April 25th to Saturday, April 27th, Detroit will proudly host the 2024 NFL Draft at the iconic venues of Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, providing a stage where NFL teams will convene to select the next generation of talent; and,

WHEREAS, this event is a testament to the state of Michigan as a powerhouse for economic development and to Detroit as a world-class destination to live, visit, and enjoy, showcasing Detroit's vibrancy, hospitality, and unwavering spirit to the world; and,  

WHEREAS, the 2024 NFL Draft brings pride to Michiganders across our state, as we come together to celebrate our shared love for the game of football and our collective support for the Detroit Lions; and,

WHEREAS, we are confident the Detroit Lions, fueled by the passion of their fans and the determination of their team, will make impactful selections that inspire hope and excitement for the upcoming NFL season; and, 

WHEREAS, we extend our sincere appreciation to the NFL, the City of Detroit, and all those involved in the planning and execution of the 2024 NFL Draft, including organizers, volunteers, and support personnel, whose tireless efforts ensure the success of this world-class event in Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, we look forward to welcoming football fans from near and far to Michigan, as we join together in embracing the excitement, anticipation, and camaraderie that defines football;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim  April 22 – 28, 2024 NFL Draft in Michigan Week and encourage everyone to enjoy the festivities and excitement the draft brings to our great state.