Tigers to Host First Responders' Day on Sunday, September 11th at Comerica Park

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers, along with Major League Baseball, will host their annual First Responders' Day, sponsored by BELFOR Property Restoration, on Sunday, September 11th as the Tigers face Baltimore Orioles at 1:10 p.m.

The Tigers will celebrate the men and women of local fire and police forces and their dedication to our community through public service, while also honoring the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11 and local first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Select firefighters and police officers will be invited on field to be recognized for their service to our local communities prior to the national anthem. 

"It is an honor to remember and recognize the selfless dedication from so many men and women who proudly serve our country and keep our communities safe," said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration, "for their service, we are thankful."

The national anthem will be performed by Aaron Pressel prior to Sunday's game. During the anthem, the Dearborn Fire and Police Departments will provide a joint services honor guard to present the colors and a 300-foot American flag will be unfurled on-field; held by 150 volunteers from the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Julie Secontine, State Fire Marshall of Michigan, to represent all first responders.

The Tigers donated 1,000 complimentary tickets to local firefighters and police officers along with their families to attend the game on Sunday, September 11, 2016. In addition, the Tigers invited first responders from over 150 local fire and police departments in the surrounding Michigan area and Canada. 

Major League Baseball came together 15 years ago to help communities heal and rebuild in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. MLB stood united and vowed that "We Shall Not Forget." Thanks to the support from all 30 MLB Clubs, this pledge has been honored each year since. On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Major League Baseball will once again pause to remember those who lost their lives and also pay tribute to the men and women who continue to bravely serve our country.  

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Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).