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The Club is committed to being active in the community by hosting events on and off the field. Partnering with Major League Baseball and local charities, the Tigers execute various player programs, support educational programs, provide scholarship opportunities and honor the different cultures in baseball.

Willie Horton Scholarship

Miguel Cabrera Scholarship

Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest

To Enter:

Contestants must submit an original piece of art, essay or poetry by 5pm on Friday February 15, 2019. An Official entry from must accompany each submission.

ART

  • Create an artistic expression that captures the spirit of one or more of Jackie Robinson's nine values. Works of art may include a painting, drawing or rendering.

ESSAY

  • Write an essay about a barrier that you have faced. Explain how you faced this barrier by using one or more of Jackie Robinson's nine values. Essays will be evaluated based on creativity, rhythm and flow of language, organization, attitude, personality, character and the technique used to convey meaning. Each essay should be typewritten, single spaced and follow the below word count guidelines:
    • 5th-6th graders:* 200 words- 700 words
    • 7th-9th graders:* 500 words- 1,400 words
    • 10th-12th graders: 700 words- 1,600 words

*Students in 5th- 9th grade who submit an essay will be automatically submitted into the Breaking Barriers Contest (https://www.mlb.com/mlb-community/breaking-barriers)

POETRY

  • Write a poem that explores one or more of Jackie Robinson's nine values. Each poem should be typewritten and limited to one page.

Participating students and schools will have the opportunity to receive tickets to Jackie Robinson Day at Comerica Park. Contest winners will be recognized and honored during a special pre-game ceremony.

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Ilitch Holdings Community Connect Program