Benoit, Dirks, and more to serve it up for the Detroit Tigers Foundation tonight

DETROIT - Ever wanted to be served by a Detroit Tigers player? Tonight, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Tigers fans have the opportunity to be served by Detroit Tigers players to benefit youth baseball through the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, and children in vulnerable communities throughout Latin America in partnership with the Orange Hearts Foundation. The Detroit Tigers Foundation will host the special fundraising event at CJ Mahoney's Sports Grille (2511 Livernois Rd, Troy, Michigan).

Tigers scheduled to join the wait staff tonight include pitchers Joaquin Benoit, Doug Fister, Jose Ortega, Luke Putkonen and Drew Smyly as well as catcher Brayan Peña and outfielder Andy Dirks. The Tigers celebrity servers, along with Ruth Ocumárez, Miss Dominican Republic 2001 and founder of the Orange Hearts Foundation, their friends and special guests from WCSX, WRIF, WMGC and FOX Sports Detroit will be serving dinner to guests throughout the evening.

Tickets for the event are $20 at the door, while supplies last. For more information, visit

Come on out, have fun and support a great cause!