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The Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development, Inc. (LA SED) Youth Center provides invaluable resources for young Hispanics and residents of Southwest Detroit. The bilingual volunteer staff of the Youth Center is dedicated to serving young people in need through advocacy, tutoring, summer employment programs and more.

In recognition of this impactful organization, the Detroit Tigers paid the staff and kids a visit while touring Southwest Detroit on their annual three-day Caravan. While there, the players spent time with the kids and fielded a variety of questions, ranging from baseball to culture and growing up. But there was one last surprise in store.

The players surprised the kids with tickets to ¡Fiesta Tigres! at Comerica Park. The annual gameday celebration honors Latino contributions to the game of baseball. The festivities include live entertainment and dancing throughout the ballpark. The public celebration, also attended by leaders in the local Hispanic community, is held this year on Aug. 15.

The team made multiple stops throughout the neighborhood to experience the one-of-a-kind setting Southwest Detroit offers to residents and visitors. The players also visited Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, a community cornerstone and one of Detroit’s oldest churches, where they received a blessing.

Share in the experience firsthand through the video below.

Learn more about the LA SED Youth Center and all the organization does for the community at LASEDInc.org.