During the season, the Detroit Tigers support those who are currently battling, celebrate those who have overcome, and honor loved ones lost to breast cancer during "Pink Out the Park" at Comerica Park. More than 1,000 tickets are donated to families affected by breast cancer to raise awareness for this disease.
The Detroit Tigers support fans battling health issues, encourage youth to live healthy lifestyles and raise awareness for a variety of causes.
In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children age 15 and under. MLB, in partnership with, Stand Up to Cancer, is committed to eradicating the diseases that these brave young people face every day. During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, a special day is dedicated to bringing awareness about childhood cancer. The Tigers invited children from Kids Kicking Cancer to participate in a special on-field ceremony with Tigers pitcher, Daniel Norris, prior to a game.
The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball teamed up to "Keep Dad in The Game" by dedicating a game to the fight against prostate cancer. At the invitation of the Men’s Health Foundation, 100 prostate cancer survivors were invited on the field to be recognized in a group ceremony prior to the game. Nearly 500 tickets to attend the game were donated to the Men’s Health Foundation for prostate cancer survivors and their families.
During the Winter Caravan and throughout the season, Tigers players visit with children at the local Children’s Hospital. Players bring gifts and spend time with patients doing arts and crafts.
Through a partnership with Variety Feeds Kids, the Detroit Tigers help combat food insecurity and raise awareness about preventing childhood hunger in the Greater Detroit community. The Tigers Wives can be seen helping distribute bags of food to students. On Fridays, Variety Feeds Kids distributes food to students, so they have food to combat weekend hunger.
The Tigers in partnership with the P.L.A.Y.* (Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity among Youth) Campaign, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the National Down Syndrome Foundation are committed to preventing childhood obesity. Doug Teter, Detroit Tigers Head Athletic Trainer, champions the cause by inviting nearly 100 youth to learn the importance of staying fit, being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, there is a discussion on the harmful effects of steroids and performance enhancing substances.
*The P.L.A.Y. Campaign is a league-wide program in partnership with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.