The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The evening's festivities will celebrate and honor those touched by breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support breast health awareness.
A special ticket package is available and includes a donation to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a game ticket and a 2014 Pink Out the Park t-shirt. To learn more and purchase your ticket package, visit tigers.com/pinkout.
Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Detroit Tigers, will serve as the host sponsor for this year's Pink Out the Park and will provide a pink tote bag giveaway to the first 10,000 female fans attending the Sept. 12 game. Media sponsors for Pink Out the Park 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 CBS Sports Radio 1270 WXYT.
There will be several activities supporting breast health awareness starting with an on-field pre-game ceremony at 6:30 p.m. honoring breast cancer survivors and ending with a fireworks display following the game, presented by Pepsi. Special Detroit Tigers pink dog tags will be available for purchase for $10 at all Comerica Park retail locations. Additionally, pink baseballs and bats autographed by Ian Kinsler, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Omar Vizquel and Alex Avila will be available for purchase at the Tigers authentics kiosk behind section 134. A portion of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Special kiosks with breast health information will also be available to all fans. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle held at both the Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians games. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.
Tickets are still available for the Sept. 12 Pink Out the Park and may be purchased by going to www.tigers.com.
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 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, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. 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.