Cabrera Hosts Ninth Annual 'Keeping Kids in the Game' on Thursday, July 27

DETROIT - Detroit Tigers MVP slugger Miguel Cabrera will host the ninth annual "Keeping Kids in the Game" event, presented by Lear Corporation and Delta Air Lines on Thursday, July 27 at Comerica Park.

July 26th, 2017

DETROIT - Detroit Tigers MVP slugger Miguel Cabrera will host the ninth annual "Keeping Kids in the Game" event, presented by Lear Corporation and Delta Air Lines on Thursday, July 27 at Comerica Park. Proceeds from the event support children's health and youth baseball programs facilitated by the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities and the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and Rosangel Cabrera. Tickets for this event are sold out.

The event, the Detroit Tigers Foundation's signature summer fundraiser, features exclusive ballpark and field access, including self-guided tours of the home clubhouse, a VIP Dugout Photo Station and a private firework show. Guests at the event will also be treated to live entertainment, extraordinary auction items and a strolling dinner, along with beverages and cigars in the MotorCity Casino Hotel Tiger Club and the Lexus Cigar Lounge, presented by Paulson, Clancy & Friends. In addition, an exclusive VIP reception will be held in the Tigers home clubhouse. This event is a ticketed event and not open to the public.

While patrons and guests are enjoying the event festivities, the Detroit Tigers Foundation will host over 200 patients and family members from Children's Hospital of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for a special night under the lights at Comerica Park. The children and their families will enjoy dinner in the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill, have access to the playing field, dugouts and clubhouse, as well as enjoy face painters, balloon and temporary tattoo artists, ride the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel and meet special guests, including Tigers mascot PAWS and members of the 2017 Detroit Tigers. The children are invited through their respective Hospital Child Life departments.

During the live auction portion of the night, Cabrera's truck, featured on Discovery Channel's hit TV show, Diesel Brothers, will be auctioned off to raise money for children's health and youth baseball. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is outfitted with a 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV front clip and Miguel Cabrera/Detroit Tigers-branded detailing. This one-of-a-kind truck will be featured in two upcoming episodes of the Diesel Brothers on the Discovery Channel, along with special appearances by MLB Network analysts Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former Tigers first baseman Carlos Peña. The two-night special, DIESEL BROTHERS: THE DOUBLEHEADER, premiered on Monday, June 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and concluded on Thursday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special also aired in Spanish on Discovery Español on June 19 and June 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Cabrera's truck will be on display throughout the Keeping Kids in the Game event and the auction will take place at approximately 10:00 p.m. Interested bidders unable to attend the event may contact the Detroit Tigers Foundation at [email protected] and verified bids will be accepted, along with live bids placed at the event.

The event will be open to media from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with access to the Brushfire Grill only. All members of the media who plan to attend must contact Michele Wysocki ([email protected]) in the media relations department in advance of the event. Approved media must enter the ballpark through the administrative lobby on Montcalm Street with authorized credentials. There will be no admittance of media at any other entrance to the ballpark or for those without proper credentials. Media parking will be located in the Tigers Garage.

Event Sponsors Include:

American Manufacturing

America's Choice Insurance Partners


Belfor Property Restoration

Comerica Bank

Delaware North

Delta Air Lines

Event Source

FOX Sports Detroit

Granite City Food & Brewery

Hard Rock Café Detroit

Helmets to Hard Hats

Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company

Innovative Research, Inc

Johnnie on the Spot Printing


Lear Corporation

Lucido Fine Jewelry

Miggy Foods

Miller Lite

Midnite Oil Creative


MotorCity Casino Hotel

Oakley Industries

Pass Charters

Paulson, Clancy & Friends

Patrón Tequila

Potbelly Sandwich Shop


Second Story Interiors


Terri's Cakes Detroit

Tobacco Rose Cigars

The Melting Pot of Troy           

Valerie Elliott & Family

Woodbridge Group