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; Merchandise Available in The D Shop NOW!

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.  

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.

There will be several activities supporting breast health awareness starting with an on-field pre-game ceremony at 6:30 p.m. honoring over 500 breast cancer survivors. 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 to pay tribute to these individuals.

Select pink and breast cancer awareness merchandise are available for sale in The D Shop with a portion of the proceeds benefitting cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

New this year are pink Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez name and number t-shirts, a special Pink Out the Park baseball cap, along with a pink Detroit Tigers "Survivor" dog tag. Other items that will be offered in The D Shop include:

Pink lapel pin

Official breast cancer awareness baseball

Pink Out the Park keychain

Pink Out the Park Tervis tumbler travel mug

All items are on sale now and available at The D shop inside of Comerica Park, while supplies last. The D Shop is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on game days. Additional information on merchandise is available by calling The D Shop at 313-471-2673.

Additionally, pink bats autographed by Tigers players Alex Avila, Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias, J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez 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. Autographed bats may also be ordered by calling 313-471-2064 or by emailing authentics@detroittigers.com.

Tickets are still available for the Sept. 18 Pink Out the Park and may be purchased by going to www.tigers.com or by calling 866-66-TIGER

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 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.