Photo credit Ron Wade.
Detroit Tigers and Karmanos team up for Second Annual Pink Out the Park Sept. 13
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness and Support for Breast Cancer Research
Photo credit Ron Wade.
The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the second annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. This year’s Pink Out the Park event is sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The event raises awareness of breast cancer, as well as helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Detroit Tigers fans will have two ticket package opportunities and each ticket purchase will include a Pink Out the Park t-shirt – which will be the only way to get this limited edition t-shirt. Visit www.tigers.com/pinkout for ticket purchase information. For orders of 15 tickets or more, please call Corey Bell at 313-471-2361 or email email@example.com.
- Ticket Package #1, $29 each, will include a seat in the Upper Box Infield and a Pink Out the Park t-shirt.
- Ticket Package #2, $21 each, will include a seat in the Mezzanine area and a Pink Out the Park t-shirt.
There will also be kiosks throughout Comerica Park with breast health education materials for fans to take home. Proceeds from two 50/50 raffles at Comerica Park, one to be held Sept. 13 and the other Sept. 14, will also benefit Karmanos’ breast cancer research.
Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Detroit Tigers, will serve as the host sponsor and will provide a pink bag giveaway item to the first 10,000 fans attending the Sept. 13 game. Media sponsors include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC and CBS Sports Radio 1270 WXYT.
"Everyone knows someone touched by breast cancer,” said Tom Brookens, Detroit Tigers third base coach. “Raising awareness of breast cancer to help prevent it, detect it early and develop new treatments has parallels to a winning baseball team: it takes hard work, persistence and teamwork.
“The Detroit Tigers are proud to team up with the Karmanos Cancer Institute for the second annual Pink Out the Park. Together, with our fans, we will raise awareness and encourage funding for breast cancer research right here at home at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.”
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only hospital in Michigan solely focused on treating cancer. From ground-breaking research to the most up-to-date therapies and individualized treatment plans, Karmanos is truly on the cutting-edge when it comes to fighting cancer.
"We are very grateful for the second annual Pink Out the Park and the year-round support of the Detroit Tigers and all they do to raise awareness of cancer prevention to help save lives," said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. "Thanks to our sponsors and all of the fans who help support Pink Out the Park. Nowhere is there a more giving community than right here in Detroit, and nowhere is there a more dedicated team working to eradicate cancer than at the Karmanos Cancer Institute."