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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

DETROIT - 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.

 

DETROIT - 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. Media sponsors for Pink Out the Park include FOX Sports Detroit and Entercom Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD and 104.3 WOMC.

 

"Kroger is proud to partner with the Detroit Tigers to honor and support all of the strong individuals fighting, surviving, and remembering those who have battled or are battling breast cancer," said Rachel Hurst, Director, Community Affairs, Kroger. "We are all in this journey together; let's keep swinging!"

 

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.

 

Tickets are still available of the May 13 Pink Out the Park game at Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites, visit tigers.com/tickets or call (313) 471-BALL (2255).

 

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. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.

 

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Karmanos Cancer Institute is headquartered in Detroit, with 14 locations throughout Michigan. As part of McLaren, Karmanos is the largest cancer care and research network in the state. It is among the nation's best cancer centers as one of the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one located in metro Detroit. Karmanos cancer experts focus solely on cancer to prevent, detect and treat as well as eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the Wayne State University School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. For more information, call 1-800-KARMANOS (800-527-6266) or visit www.karmanos.org. Follow Karmanos on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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