Tigers host Career Day program this Friday at Comerica Park

Pre-game workshop features professional sports speakers

DETROIT - Prior to Friday's game vs. the Chicago White Sox at 1:08 p.m., more than 2,500 students from local schools will participate in Career Day, the first installment of the Tigers' annual "Class Outside Series" of events. The pre-game workshop will focus on careers in professional sports including media relations, marketing, sponsorship, broadcasting, stadium operations, and sales. There's a diverse line-up of featured speakers who will share their real life, day-to-day experiences working in professional sports.

Friday's speakers include:

Melissa Duhaime
PepsiCo
Senior Marketing Manager, Pepsi Sports

Mike Lorenc
Google
Head of Industry- Ticketing & Live Events

Kathleen Borschke
The Fulkerson Group
Senior Account Director

Stan Fracker
Detroit Tigers
Director of Broadcasting & In-Game Entertainment

Courtney Welch
FOX Sports Detroit
Manager of Social Media & Communications

Tony Lamerato
FOX Sports Detroit
Local Sales Manager

Career Day tickets are still available for purchase and include early entry into Comerica Park for Friday's educational event. Comerica Park Gate D will open at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 10:40 a.m. and the workshop will start promptly at 10:45 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m. To purchase a ticket for Career Day, please go to tigers.com/classoutside.