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Silver Minings: Coors Light is set to honor Tom Flores in his hometown

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Coors Light and Tom Flores’ hometown of Sanger, California, are planning a special day for the former Raiders’ and recent Hall of Fame inductee.

The beer company — which featured Flores in a commercial earlier this year to push his Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy — and the Sanger Chamber of Commerce are hosting a homecoming celebration in honor of Flores this Saturday. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and will fittingly be held at Tom Flores Stadium.

The celebration will feature the rechristening of Main street, a procession and a mural unveiling. The street in Sanger will now be renamed “Tom Flores Boulevard.”

Located in central California, Sanger is only 5.5 square miles and had a population of 24,240 in the last census. After attending Sanger Union high school, Flores went on to play quarterback at nearby Fresno City College and University of the Pacific.

Coors Light will also have its 24 ounce Flores-inspired Iceman beer cans available in the Fresno area through September. It is so great that 83-year-old Flores, 83 will get enjoy all of this fun at this point of his amazing life.

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