TIGERS ANNOUNCE GO TO BAT AGAINST BREAST CANCER SPECIAL $15 TICKET SALE

SALE OFFER INCLUDES LOWER BOWL TICKETS FOR $15, WITH A PORTION OF THE PURCHASE DONATED TO THE KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE BENEFITTING

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

EIGHTH ANNUAL PINK OUT THE PARK GAME IS FRIDAY, JULY 19 VS. TORONTO

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced a special Go to Bat Against Breast Cancer ticket sale, during which a portion of every $15 ticket sold at Tigers.com/pink for the Friday, July 19 game vs. Toronto will be donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute to support breast cancer research. The ticket sale allows fans to attend the eighth annual Pink Out the Park event, which brings together Tigers fans, coaches and players to raise funds and awareness for a disease that touches the lives of nearly everyone in the Detroit community.

The sale starts today and runs through Thursday, July 18 at 11:59 p.m. To get involved and purchase tickets to next Friday’s 7:10 p.m. game, fans can visit Tigers.com/pink. 

Below are details about the activations, before and during the game, which stand out as some of the most powerful all season at Comerica Park.

  • First 10,000 fans through the gates receive a Pink Out the Park visor, courtesy of Kroger
  • On-field pregame ceremony honoring hundreds of breast cancer survivors
  • Ceremonial first pitches by cancer survivors
  • National anthem performed by Stephanie Samuel-Lucas, a six-time breast cancer survivor
  • Pink Out the Park customizable cheer cards to be displayed by fans during a special moment of silence at the end of the fourth inning, honoring individuals in their lives who have been impacted by breast cancer

This disease is one that hits close to home to the Detroit Tigers family, with many across the organization having family, friends and loved ones impacted by breast cancer. Catcher John Hicks is serving as the club’s captain for the cause, speaking about the fight and courage that his mother, Karen Hicks, has faced during her own battle. Additionally, Anne Liddle, breast cancer survivor and wife of Tigers bench coach Steve Liddle, will serve as the team’s honorary bat girl prior to Friday’s game.

About the Detroit Tigers, Inc.

The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. 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. For more information about the Tigers and the Ilitch Companies visit Tigers.comDistrictDetroit.com and IlitchCompanies.com.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Karmanos Cancer Institute is headquartered in Detroit, with 15 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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