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DETROIT TIGERS NEGRO LEAGUE WEEKEND

Jul 30, 2005

DETROIT TIGERS

Third Annual Negro Leagues Weekend Celebration

Details and Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 6th

Wednesday, August 3rd
6PM-8PM
Radio One Celebrity Auction to benefit the Baseball
Assistance Team
Mason will host a celebrity auction featuring unique sports
memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the
Baseball Assistance Team, an organization designed to
provide financial support to former Negro Leagues Players.
Event location is not determined yet.

Thursday, August 4th
10AM-2PM
Karen Dumas from Up Front AM1200 will broadcast live from
the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
highlighting the Negro Leagues display. During her
broadcast, Karen will interview former Negro Leagues
players as well as Tiger affiliates. Listeners will be
invited to come and celebrate in honor of the Negro Leagues
players. This is a free event to the public.

Friday, August 5th
10AM-2PM
Metro Detroit High School All Star Game
The best of Metro Detroit’s High School baseball players
will play a 6-inning game on the field of Comerica Park.
The Metro Detroit High School All Star Game is sponsored in
part and coordinated by the Detroit Tigers T-Ball to
Baseball Program. T-Ball to Tigers is a Detroit Tigers
community based program designed to provide on-going
educational and financial support to area youth baseball
programs.
Tune Up will broadcast live from Comerica Park in the
stands during the High School All Star Game. Gary Chandler
will mix during the game. The Hype Squad will host the
game from 10AM-2PM.

Friday, August 5th
12PM-1PM
High School Celebrity Long Ball Challenge
The Hype Squad and Tune Up will host this event. Local
celebrities will team up with the leading scorers of the
Metro Detroit High School All Star Game to compete in a
long ball challenge on the field of Comerica Park.




Friday, August 5th
5:30PM-6:30PM
Metro Area Greek Step Show
Tune Up and Gary Chandler will host the Detroit area Greek
Step Show. This event will be coordinated by the Detroit
Tigers. The Step Show will take place in the Columbia
Plaza in front of Comerica Park.

Friday, August 5th
6PM-12AM
Kiss First Friday at a location yet to be determined hosted
by Mr. John Mason. Somewhere HOT!

Saturday, August 6th
8AM-12Noon
During Mason’s show on Saturday morning, he will highlight
and interview the former Negro Leagues Players and Tiger
Officials.

Saturday, August 6th
5:30PM-7PM
Autograph session featuring former Negro Leagues Players –
Comerica Park concourse hosted by Mason. Mason will host
the pre-game field ceremony. Mason will also be honored
for his achievements in the community and his commitment to
the betterment of Detroit. During this time, we’ll rotate
Kiss commercials on the Jumbo-tron and the Official Negro
Leagues Game.