Comerica, cash and a brief break from class were all in store for Lincoln ParkHigh Schoolstudents on Tuesday March 20th as they were presented with the $10,000 Comerica Grand Slam Grant during a surprise assembly. The Grand Slam Grant was established as a way to encourage physical activity and foster athletic excellence amongMichigan youth. The funds from the grant will be used by the Lincoln Park High Railsplitters baseball team to improve its underground baseball facility.
PAWS and DTE Energy Squad members greeted students and staff as they filled the auditorium. Tunes from AMP Radio’s Kenny Valentino kept the crowd content as Shannon Hogan of Fox Sports Detroit served as MC of the hour. Head coach Brian Amorose and the baseball team were ecstatic as Comerica Bank Michigan President Thomas D. Ogden presented them with the grant on stage. Elaine Lewis, Tigers Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Planning, was also in attendance.
The Kalamazoo Central High School Maroon Giants baseball team was honored in a similar assembly on Wednesday March 21st. Comerica Bank Kalamazoo Region President Kennedy Fillar presented the team with a Grand Slam Grant they will use to finance a batting cage project. PAWS and WKFR 103.3 DJ/emcee duo Krista Hatcher and Will Harvey made appearances as well.
The Railsplitters and Maroon Giants received tickets to the April 7th Detroit Tigers game and will join Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch to be recognized during an on-field ceremony. Lincoln ParkHigh School head coach Brian Amorose andKalamazooCentralHigh School head coach Scott Spada will both throw a ceremonial first pitch during pre-game ceremonies. Way to go Railsplitters and Maroon Giants!
Take a look at the six different pocket schedule covers circulating throughout the metro Detroit area. Can you collect all of them?
Which one is your favorite?
The Tigers are back! Well…. almost. As Spring Training continues, Tigers fans are counting down the days until Opening Day. The ballpark is buzzing as preparations are in full swing. Earlier this morning the scoreboard tiger statues arrived from Connecticut where they were being cleaned and repaired for the season.
The statues arrived on two flatbed semi-trucks, each weighing 10,000 lbs. The journey back to Comerica Park took three days. Upon their arrival, crews were waiting to properly remove them from the truck and fasten them to their steel base. The entire process took approximately two hours per statue. Once they were in place, the tigers were “swung” to the top of the scoreboard using a crane.