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Tigers vs Mariners – PINK OUT THE PARK
May 13 @ 1:10 pm - 4:10 pm EDT
Tigers vs Mariners
DETROIT TIGERS HOST SEVENTH ANNUAL PINK OUT THE PARK MAY 13 AT COMERICA PARK, PRESENTED BY KROGER
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support breast health awareness
The Detroit Tigers and Kroger are teaming up with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for the seventh annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners game on Sunday, May 13 at 1:10 p.m., at Comerica Park. The afternoon’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, and to pay tribute to moms as we celebrate Mother’s Day.
“The annual Pink Out the Park celebration brings Tigers fans together to recognize the courage of survivors, honor the memories of friends and loved ones, and raise much needed funds to support breast cancer research,” said Ellen Hill Zeringue, Vice President, Marketing.
Special ticket packages are available and on-sale now. Packages include a donation to support breast cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a game ticket and a 2018 limited edition Pink Out the Park t-shirt. To learn more and purchase your ticket package, visit tigers.com/pinkout.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Detroit Tigers, Kroger, media sponsors FOX Sports Detroit and Entercom Radio Detroit, and the wonderful fans, in the past six years, Pink Out the Park has raised over $115,000 to support breast cancer research at Karmanos as it continues to engage and educate more people to take charge of their breast health,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Kroger is the host sponsor for this year’s Pink Out the Park and will provide a free, pink Tigers baseball cap to the first 10,000 fans attending the May 13 game.
There will be several activities supporting breast health awareness starting with an on-field pre-game ceremony at 12:40 p.m. with 500 breast cancer survivors and to celebrate Mother’s Day, 500 moms on the field and three ceremonial first pitches by breast cancer survivors. Select pink and breast cancer awareness merchandise will be available for sale in The D Shop with a portion of the proceeds benefitting breast cancer research.
FOX Sports Detroit will provide cheer cards for all fans to write the name of a loved one battling cancer or honoring the memory of someone lost to the disease. Fans will be encouraged to display the signs in the middle of the fifth inning.
Additionally, pink bats autographed by Tigers players Jeimer Candelario, Nicholas Castellanos, Dixon Machado, James McCann and 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Trammell, will be available for purchase at the Tigers Authentics kiosk located behind section 134. A portion of the proceeds for the sale will also benefit breast cancer research.
A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by cancer survivor and mother of two, Shelly Rathbun. Rathbun is the 2018 Honorary Bat Girl as part of MLB’s “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative. Cancer survivorsKimberlie Newton and Sue Shomsky, representing Kroger and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, will also be throwing out first pitches.
Chevy Youth Baseball Sunday Kids Day: All kids 14-and-under can enjoy free rides on the Carousel and Ferris Wheel and free face painting outside gates A and B. Kids have the opportunity to run the bases following the game, weather permitting.
The national anthem will be performed by vocalist and breast cancer survivor, Susan Ancizek.
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