Tigers' play-by- play announcer Mario Impemba offers Military Veterans Ticket Program with Detroit Tigers for third straight season
Veterans and their families will get to enjoy a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park as part of FOX Sports Supports and the Military Veteran's Program (MVP) ‐ Mario Impemba's salute to those who served and the families impacted by the service of a loved one in support of our nation. MVP opens the 2015 season tonight (April 20), when the Detroit Tigers host the New York Yankees at 7:08 p.m.
MVP is a gift from FOX Sports Detroit play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba, in cooperation with the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. The program runs every Monday home game through the 2015 season, including April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 7, September 21 as well as Independence Day, Saturday, July 4.
"It's important to recognize the contributions made by our Veterans of all eras and to acknowledge the sacrifices made by military families," said Impemba. "During our visits with Veterans and their families, I have learned that so many love the Tigers and baseball. This is a great way to give them an opportunity to enjoy a game together at the ballpark and let them know how much we appreciate their service and dedication to the Armed Forces."
The program includes the opportunity to meet Impemba, a ticket to the game, transportation to the ball park via the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express, a t-shirt, a voucher for a BBQ dinner and autographed photo of Mario Impemba. Veterans who participate in the program are selected from local Veterans and military organizations.
MVP, in conjunction with FOX Sports Supports, is part of the Detroit Tigers year-round support of troops and Veterans. Each year, the Detroit Tigers hold a special game to honor and recognize the sacrifice of the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces and those that have served before them. Through the Detroit Tigers Armed Forces Game Ball Delivery program, the Detroit Tigers recognize an active service member who has recently returned from deployment or home on leave during a tour of duty prior to most home games. The Detroit Tigers also visit Veterans at the Department of Veteran's Affairs Detroit Medical Center throughout the season.