Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute team up for Pink Out the Park Sept. 13

The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the second annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. This year's Pink Out the Park event is sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The event raises awareness of breast cancer, as well as helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Detroit Tigers fans will have two ticket package opportunities and each ticket purchase will include a Pink Out the Park t-shirt - which will be the only way to get this limited edition t-shirt. Visit www.tigers.com/pinkout for ticket purchase information. For orders of 15 tickets or more, please call Corey Bell at 313-471-2361 or email corey.bell@detroittigers.com. .

·  Ticket Package #1, $29 each, will include a seat in the Upper Box Infield and a Pink Out the Park t-shirt.  

·  Ticket Package #2, $21 each, will include a seat in the Mezzanine area and a Pink Out the Park t-shirt.  

There will also be kiosks throughout Comerica Park with breast health education materials for fans to take home. Proceeds from two 50/50 raffles at Comerica Park, one to be held Sept. 13 and the other Sept. 14, will also benefit Karmanos' breast cancer research.

Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Detroit Tigers, will serve as the host sponsor and will provide a pink bag giveaway item to the first 10,000 fans attending the Sept. 13 game. Media sponsors include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC and Talk Radio 1270 WXYT.

"Everyone knows someone touched by breast cancer," said Tom Brookens, Detroit Tigers third base coach. "Raising awareness of breast cancer to help prevent it, detect it early and develop new treatments has parallels to a winning baseball team: it takes hard work, persistence and teamwork.

"The Detroit Tigers are proud to team up with the Karmanos Cancer Institute for the second annual Pink Out the Park. Together, with our fans, we will raise awareness and encourage funding for breast cancer research right here at home at the Karmanos Cancer Institute."

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only hospital in Michigan solely focused on treating cancer. From ground-breaking research to the most up-to-date therapies and individualized treatment plans, Karmanos is truly on the cutting-edge when it comes to fighting cancer.

"We are very grateful for the second annual Pink Out the Park and the year-round support of the Detroit Tigers and all they do to raise awareness of cancer prevention to help save lives," said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. "Thanks to our sponsors and all of the fans who help support Pink Out the Park. Nowhere is there a more giving community than right here in Detroit, and nowhere is there a more dedicated team working to eradicate cancer than at the Karmanos Cancer Institute."


About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 10 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.tigers.com

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $265 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.