DETROIT- Tigers players Anthony Gose, Kyle Lobstein and James McCann will visit the Detroit Tigers Dominican Academy, home of the club's Dominican Summer League team and fall instructional program, to meet children and staff from Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. UTC (9:00 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, December 9 at the Tigers Dominican Academy.
During their trip to the academy, the players will meet with the academy leadership and take a tour of the club's facility. Following the tour, the players, in collaboration with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, and members of the club's International Operations department will present the children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage with more than 300 pieces of baseball equipment, t-shirts, cleats and shoes to support their youth baseball program.
In addition, Fathead will donate hundreds of wall decals and graphics for the children to decorate the orphanage. The visit to the academy and orphanage is made possible through donations made to the Detroit Tigers Foundation and support from Art Van PureSleep, Apple Vacations, FOX Sports Detroit and Fathead.
About the Detroit Tigers Foundation
Established in 2005, the Detroit Tigers Foundation is the official charity of the Detroit Tigers and an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance lives through the game of baseball with a focus on youth, education and recreation. Since its establishment, the Foundation has awarded over $17 million dollars in grants, tickets and scholarships to charitable organizations that invest in our community's future through the game of baseball. For more information about the Detroit Tigers Foundation, visit www.detroittigersfoundation.org.
About Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ International is a Christian mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty. Our programs provide quality education, healthcare and spiritual formation with the goal of raising good Christians and productive members of their respective societies.