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Sportservice at Comerica Park seeking more non-profit groups for fundraising


DETROIT - Delaware North Companies Sportservice, the food and retail provider for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, is seeking additional non-profit organizations to participate in its fundraising program during the 2014 baseball season.

Sportservice is actively recruiting civic organizations, high-school boosters, churches and other non-profit groups to operate concessions at the stadium to raise funds for their respective organizations.

"Groups in metro Detroit might be unaware that they have the opportunity to participate, even if they cannot begin in time for Opening Day," said Robert Thormeier, General Manager for Sportservice at Comerica Park. "With attendance for the Tigers surpassing 3 million in 2013, we need to recruit non-profit organizations now and throughout the upcoming season."

Groups are required to cover at least 10 home games during the season.

About 50 different non-profit groups raised a total of more than $1 million during the 2013 season and playoff run, Thormeier said. The number of volunteers, type of concessions, and stadium attendance all affect the amount of money that a group can raise, he added.

"The program is an effective and attractive way for organizations to raise money without having to risk investing funds up front," Thormeier said. "They can also raise a lot more than with most traditional fund-raising opportunities."

Any interested charitable organization or non-profit group may contact Anitra Redding at (313) 471-2608 or DETBBNPCOORD@dncinc.com for more information.

Delaware North Companies Sportservice has a long tradition of working with its team partners to assist charitable and other non-profit groups in raising money for their organizations and communities. Sportservice's fundraising program began more than 20 years ago and results in millions of dollars in donations for non-profit groups at venues across the country.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.

For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.

For more information, contact:
Glen White, Delaware North Companies
(716) 858-5753

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