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In-Park Programs

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

Students may enter the contest by submitting an original work of art, essay or poetry in honor of Jackie Robinson. All entries must reflect one or more of the nine values of Jackie Robinson: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence. The contest criteria are as follows:


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.


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. Each essay should be at least 200 words long and not exceed 700 words in length, typewritten, single spaced and limited to one page. Essays will be evaluated based on creativity, rhythm and flow of language, organization, attitude, personality, and character, and the technique used to convey meaning. All essays must be factual and based on the student's real-life experience. Fictional stories will be disqualified.


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

In 2017, nearly 600 students submitted their works of art, essays or poetry as part of the 21st Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest. Participating students and schools were awarded tickets to Jackie Robinson Day at Comerica Park. Contest winners were recognized and honored during a special pre-game ceremony.

G.R.E.A.T. Day

Ilitch Holdings Community Connect Program