DETROIT – The Tigers will take on the Texas Rangers this Thursday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m., as they host their first Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Comerica Park. This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families, and will help to raise awareness and funds for the forthcoming National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC.
"We are proud to partner with the Detroit Tigers," said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together in Michigan for food, fun and championship baseball in honor of our nation’s law enforcement officers is sure to be a great evening—and a great way to raise awareness and funds for the Museum."
The privately funded National Law Enforcement Museum launched an $80 million capital campaign, raising more than $56 million to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former attorney generals of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities, including Honorary Chairman Clint Eastwood. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
A special ticket package that is no longer available was offered for law enforcement officers, their families and supporters. The Detroit Tigers will donate $10 from each ticket that was sold directly to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to support the National Law Enforcement Museum.