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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Join Pure Michigan for an exciting night at Comerica Park on Friday, June 1 as the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays
DETROIT, Mich. – Join Pure Michigan for an exciting night at Comerica Park on Friday, June 1 as the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Linda Hoath, lifelong Michigan resident and executive director of the Sault Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
At this year’s Pure Michigan night at Comerica Park, the first 10,000 fans will receive a custom Detroit Tigers-Pure Michigan koozie. In addition, one lucky attendee will win a ticket to a Tigers game and a Detroit Tigers-Pure Michigan T-shirt. Tickets to the game are still available.
As part of the evening, Pure Michigan will be recognizing the city of Sault Ste. Marie, which is celebrating its 350th birthday this year and is Michigan’s first city. The Upper Peninsula community is holding a year-long historic celebration to commemorate its unique heritage, with events such as the 350th Festival, “Rendezvous in the Sault” with displays, presentations, and reenactments, and many others.
“As the executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Convention and Visitors Bureau and a lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, I am honored to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Pure Michigan game. This year, Sault Ste. Marie turns 350 years old, and we couldn’t be more excited about the celebration to come,” Hoath said. “The opportunity to be involved in the Pure Michigan game excites me, too, because I used to bring my children to a Tiger’s game every summer. It was a family tradition for us. So, to combine two things I am passionate about is a fantastic opportunity.”
Pure Michigan Day at Comerica Park is part of a partnership with the Detroit Tigers that also includes Pure Michigan branding on the dugout railings and benches, as well as advertising on TigerVision and the scoreboard throughout the regular season.
“Pure Michigan night at Comerica Park is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our fans and help elevate awareness about Michigan to a national audience, and we’re excited to participate again this year,” said Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “This event is a great way to bring people to downtown Detroit and celebrate our partnership with the Detroit Tigers.”
Millions of fans are anticipated to be in attendance at Comerica Park this year, with more than 25 million television viewers expected to watch Detroit Tigers baseball in 2018. Additionally, close to 2,000 visiting media – local, national and international – come to Comerica Park each year to cover teams competing against the Tigers.
The game begins at 7:10 ET.
To learn more about Sault Ste. Marie’s 350th birthday celebration, visit here: https://www.saultstemarie.com/
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.
About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org. For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org. Join the conversation on: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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