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Ryan Broyles committed to helping Detroit area families this Thanksgiving season

October 9, 2013; CANTON, MI: On Tuesday, October 15, Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will visit the Goodwill Canton store (41937 Ford Road in Canton, MI) to meet and greet fans from 7-8pm.  Goodwill shoppers and Detroit Lions fans alike will have the opportunity to browse store merchandise, meet Ryan Broyles and purchase tee shirts to help raise funds to feed families in Metro Detroit this Thanksgiving.

Shoppers can purchase a Ryan Broyles Foundation tee shirt for $25 each. Each tee shirt sold will feed one Metro Detroit family this Thanksgiving. Broyles, who wears #84 on his jersey, strives to provide 84 families with Thanksgiving dinners this season through his foundation.

Event attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase Goodwill and GalaxE Solutions exclusive “Love, Detroit” tee shirts and Ink Detroit “Detroit Diehard” bracelets, each which support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s job education, training and placement programs to help the region’s unemployed overcome employment challenges and earn jobs

“This event is a great opportunity to connect with fans and communicate the mission of my foundation in Detroit,” said Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions wide receiver. “All families should have the opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of Thanksgiving dinner. By supporting this event, we can work together as a community to ensure that at least 84 of Detroit’s families in need enjoy that experience.”

“When a family member is unemployed, it affects the entire family,” said Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit President and CEO Lorna G. Utley. “Goodwill strives to address the long-term needs of families by providing job opportunities and putting Metro Detroiters back to work, while the Ryan Broyles Foundation, through its Thanksgiving campaign, is addressing the immediate needs of local families who face food insecurity. Together, we are addressing the needs of our friends and neighbors in Southeast Michigan,” she added.

Ryan Broyles will meet and greet fans from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Goodwill Canton store, located at 41937 Ford Road in Canton, Michigan.

Metro Detroiters attending the event are encouraged to bring donations of new or gently used clothing to the Goodwill Canton store. Call (313) 964-3900 for more information.

About Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is the only organization in Southeast Michigan solely dedicated to helping local individuals overcome challenges and secure employment. In just the past two years of the organization’s rich history, Goodwill Industries has placed more than 2,400 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county individuals into new jobs and provided job training, education and placement services to more than 39,000 individuals in the region. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has been helping Metro Detroiters become Trained, Trusted and Ready to Work for more than 90 years. For information, visit

About The Ryan Broyles Foundation
The Ryan Broyles Foundation strives to develop young people’s lifelong Christian based leadership skills.  With a focus on education, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, life skills and community service. Along with promoting positive leadership skills in school, church, family, community, athletics, various mission work and support of special needs youth.