Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute Team Up for 4th Annual Pink Out The Park Sept.18

Wear Pink to the Game to Support Breast Health Awareness; Tickets still available by visiting tigers.com/pinkout

DETROIT, MI - The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The evening'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.

A special ticket package is available and includes a donation to support breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a game ticket and a 2015 limited edition Pink Out the Park t-shirt. To learn more and purchase your ticket package, visit tigers.com/pinkout.

Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Detroit Tigers, will return as the host sponsor for this year's Pink Out the Park and will provide a free, pink infinity scarf to the first 10,000 women attending the Sept. 18 game. Media sponsors for Pink Out the Park include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC and CBS Sports Radio 1270 WXYT.

There will be several activities supporting breast health awareness starting with an on-field pre-game ceremony at 6:30 p.m. honoring 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 cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. New this year is a special Pink Out the Park hat, along with a pink Detroit Tigers "Survivor" dog tag.

In the ballpark there will be a 50/50 raffle held at both the Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals games. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Detroit Tigers Foundation. 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 at the end of the fifth inning

Additionally, pink bats autographed by Tigers players J.D. Martinez, Jose Iglesias and Nick Castellanos 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 at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Tickets are still available for the Sept. 18 Pink Out the Park and may be purchased by going to www.tigers.com. 

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. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ball club in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.tigers.com.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.