Tuesday, September 9 at 7;08 p.m. vs. Kansas City Royals Gates Open at (5:00 p.m.)
· Willie Horton Batting for Kids Pre-game Ceremony: The 2014 Willie Horton's Batting for Kids took place at Comerica Park on Friday, July 11. Over 450 Detroit area youth age 5-15 participated in a development, and baseball skills competition. The participants competed for awards in three different skill areas including batting, throwing and baserunning. The top boy and girl in each age division will be recognized during a special pre-game on-field ceremony prior to tonight's game.
· The game ball will be delivered by Captain Colter Bahlau of the United States Marine Corps.
· FOX Sports Detroit Broadcast Auction: Throughout Tuesday's game, FOX Sports Detroit will be broadcasting the Detroit Tigers and FOX Sports Detroit Broadcast Auction to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. The baskets feature items hand-selected by the Tigers Wives, including unique memorabilia and autographed items, along with their famous husbands' favorite things like restaurant gift cards, CDs, DVDs, snacks and more! The auction also includes baskets filled with the favorite things of some of your favorite FOX Sports Detroit personalities. Additionally, fans can bid on Tigers mascot, PAWS' "Favorite Things" basket exclusively online! The packages will be auctioned during the broadcast on FOX Sports Detroit and MLB.tv. For the first time ever, fans attending the game will also have the opportunity to bid on the baskets at a special table inside the Brushfire Grille at Comerica Park. A full description of each package can be found at tigers.com/wives. In addition to bidding on items, fans can donate to the Tigers Foundation. The first 200 people to call and donate $50-or-more will receive a special Detroit Tigers mystery grab bag with an autographed item.
Wednesday, September 10 at 7:10 vs. Kansas City Royals (Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.)
· First Responders Recognition: The Tigers will celebrate the men and women of local fire and police departments and their dedication to our community through public service in a special pre-game on-field ceremony. The club will also honor the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on September 11th, as well as local first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Tigers donated 1,000 tickets to local firefighters and police officers so that they would have the opportunity to enjoy a game alongside their families. Select firefighters and police officers will be recognized for their service to our local communities prior to the national anthem. The Farmington Hills Fire and Police Departments provide a joint services honor guard to present the colors during the National Anthem and two first responders will throw a ceremonial first pitch as a guest of Miller Lite.
Friday, September 12 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:08 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.)
· Third Annual Pink Out the Park: presented by Delta Air Lines. The Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute have teamed up to celebrate and honor those touched by breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the park to support breast health awareness. The first 10,000 women through the gates will receive a Pink Out the Park tote bag, courtesy of Delta Air Lines and there will be a special pre-game, on-field ceremony featuring hundreds of breast cancer survivors. Special Detroit Tigers pink dog tags will be available for purchase for $10 at all Comerica Park retail locations. Additionally, pink baseballs and bats autographed by Ian Kinsler, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Omar Vizquel and Alex Avila will be available for purchase at the Tigers authentics kiosk behind section 134. A portion of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. In addition, Pink Out the Park tribute cheer cards, courtesy of FSD will be distributed to fans entering the ballpark and Karmanos will have Health Kiosks for fans to learn more about breast health at all gates. Fans can still purchase a Pink Out the Park ticket package that includes a game ticket, donation to the Karmanos Cancer Institute and a 2014 Pink Out the Park t-shirt by visiting tigers.com/pinkout.
· Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at every Friday and Saturday home game. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Karmanos Cancer Institute is a unique, urban-based integrated center of research, patient care and education, dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. Since inception of the program in 2009, the 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $791,100 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
· Kinsler's Kids Program: Through the generosity of Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler and his wife Tess, and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, the Kinsler family invites 20 guests from local charitable organizations focused on serving the needs of children to attend a Tigers baseball game. Kinsler's Kids provides families the opportunity to enjoy a special evening of Tigers baseball at Comerica Park in the Kinsler Family luxury suite, "Kinsler's Kids" t-shirts, ballpark fare catering and an autographed photo signed by Ian Kinsler. Tonight's Kinsler's Kids are from the Michigan Children's Hospital and Saturday's "Kinsler's Kids" are from the Children's Center which leads the way in providing an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family. With community partners, The Children's Center offers meaningful solutions that address mental, physical and behavioral health, abuse and neglect, and poverty challenges currently faced by over 100,000 children in the Greater Detroit area.
· Tonight's game ball will be delivered by First Lieutenant Anthony Sierawski of the United States Marine Corps from Sterling Heights, Michigan.
· Friday Night Fireworks, courtesy of Pepsi (weather permitting).
Saturday, September 13 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:08 p.m. (Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.)
· Star Wars Night: Use the force and head down to the ballpark for Star Wars Night! There will be a special on-field parade featuring more than 50 of your favorite Star Wars characters and music from the Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet, photo opportunities with characters at gates A and B, as well as Star Wars music throughout the concourse and special in-game surprises.
· The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Star Wars character Boba Fett.
· The national anthem will be performed by the Detroit Tigers and Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers' Third Annual O' Say Can You Sing contest winner Nick Sheehan.
· The game ball will be delivered by Sergeant Anthony Reyna of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division from Taylor, Michigan.
· Saturday Night Fireworks, courtesy of Pepsi and Meijer (weather permitting).
Sunday, September 14 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:08 p.m. (Gates Open at 11:00 a.m.)
· All kids 14-and-under will receive a Back-to-School Sandwich Case, courtesy of SVS Vision.
· All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, can enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, can take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a mini Corvette and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina following the game, weather permitting.
· MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award Presentation: Prior to the game Tigers infielder/outfielder Don Kelly will be recognized by the Players' Association as the Tigers recipient of the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award, given to active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.
· Jewish Heritage Day: Join the Detroit Tigers and local community organizations to celebrate the club's Jewish Heritage, including Tigers legend Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, on the 80th Anniversary of Greenberg leading the Tigers to the 1934 American League pennant. A donation will be made to the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation for each ticket package which includes: Upper box Infield or Upper Reserve ticket and Limited Edition mini Hank Greenberg Hall of Fame replica plaque. Please visit tigers.com/tickets for more information and to purchase your ticket package.