The Detroit Tigers have partnered with Radio One for the sixth annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition. The top ten Finalists competed Friday night at Comerica Park. One of the celebrity judges included Calvin Johnson, 2010 & 2011 Pro-Bowler & Wide Receiver of the Detroit Lions.
The winner, Mistee Merritt, received a grand prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to sing the national Anthem prior to the Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins home game on July 2, 2012.
While Calvin was at Comerica Park, he also had the opportunity to participate in the Tigers Batting Practice.
Prior to Sunday’s game, fans had to opportunity to gather on the field and take photos of their favorite Tigers players.
“Play Baseball Detroit” is a comprehensive youth baseball outreach program dedicated to strengthening and expanding youth baseball and softball programs in the greater Detroit region.
As a part of this program, Tigers Pitcher Max Scherzer, along with members of the front office made a visit to Beer Middle School. This event was filled with games, music, videos and more – all dedicated to reintroducing baseball to the students.
At a time when health studies indicate that physical activity amongst young children is on the decline, the Detroit Tigers are working to promote the game of baseball and encourage students to join a Detroit area summer baseball or softball program.
The program also encourages students to sign up for a team and begin to embrace the wonderful game of baseball. The program demonstrates the Tigers are passionate about creating the next generation of baseball stars either on the playing field or in the front office.