Detroit Champions' Week began in 2014 when several Detroiters started working on a way to revive and expand former Michigan Governor Frank Fitzgerald's vision for declaring April 18th as Champions' Day in 1936.
While the intent may have been to celebrate national and local athletic achievements, the effort is now much broader and includes a series of events that everyday Metro Detroiters are invited to attend. Events throughout the week include a fowling tournament, a chug-a-lug 5K event, and a special Champions Day commemoration at the Detroit Historical Museum with Detroit sports author Charles Avison, who wrote "Detroit: City of Champions."
Will McDowell, of the Detroit Champions Week founders, dropped by the Fox 2 Studios Sunday to preview the week's-worth of events. Click here for more information.