Tigers and DNC to host youth for holiday feast and shopping spree tomorrow

DETROIT – In celebration of the holiday spirit, the Detroit Tigers and Delaware North Companies SportService will host nearly 50 underprivileged youth tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, for a special dinner at Comerica Park’s Tiger Club and a shopping spree at Fairlane Town Center.

Tigers infielder Don Kelly and his wife Carrie, Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones and his wife Paula and FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Rod Allen and his wife Adrian will join the youth and their families for a traditional holiday dinner. Following dinner, everyone will board chartered buses and head to Fairlane Town Center where they will meet Detroit’s favorite mascot, PAWS, and embark on a shopping extravaganza.  

The Detroit Tigers hope to give the youth an opportunity to enjoy an extra-special holiday season that they won’t forget. As a result of generous contributions from Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen, Tigers front office staff members, and an anonymous donor, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, will surprise each child with a loaded gift card to be used towards gifts of their choice.

The holiday feast begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. The shopping spree will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126 at the food court entrance near Sears.

The Tigers are hosting nearly 50 youth from Catholic Social Services of Wayne County and Matrix Human Services from the Angel Tree program.