Tigers to Host First Responders' Day on Sunday, September 11th at Comerica Park

Posted at 7:40 AM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 07:40:02-04

The Detroit Tigers, along with Major League Baseball, will host their annual First Responders’ Day on Sunday, September 11th as the Tigers face Baltimore Orioles at 1:10 p.m.

The Tigers will celebrate the men and women of local fire and police forces and their dedication to our community through public service, while also honoring the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11 and local first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Select firefighters and police officers will be invited on field to be recognized for their service to our local communities prior to the national anthem.

During the singing of the national anthem, the Dearborn Fire and Police Departments will provide a joint services honor guard to present the colors and a 300-foot American flag will be unfurled on-field; held by 150 volunteers from the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Julie Secontine, State Fire Marshall of Michigan, to represent all first responders.

The Tigers donated 1,000 complimentary tickets to local firefighters and police officers along with their families to attend the game on Sunday, September 11, 2016. In addition, the Tigers invited first responders from over 150 local fire and police departments in the surrounding Michigan area and Canada.