The Detroit Tigers recently teamed up with Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) for an afternoon of family-friendly Halloween fun at the PAL-O-Ween event at The Corner Ballpark, the former site of Tiger Stadium. The event, for youth from Detroit PAL community, featured the Detroit Tigers Fun-at-Bat Program, which introduces kids to fundamentals of baseball and softball, and critical character development principles.
Kids came decked out in Halloween costumes and took part in trick-or treating, bounce houses, craft tables, tug-of-war, sack races, corn hole, face painting, a photo booth, and more.
The Tigers provided a Fun At-Bat program instructional and engagement station where featuring a hitting component taught by Schoolcraft College baseball players, in addition to free equipment kits and Little Caesars pizza. At the Fun At-Bat station, Detroit PAL CEO Robert Jamerson and former Tigers outfielder/current Bally Sports Detroit analyst and Fun At-Bat At Home video host Craig Monroe engaged with the kids, alongside fan favorites Tigers mascot PAWS and the Detroit Tigers Energy Squad.
The Detroit Tigers have a longstanding partnership with Detroit PAL to bring impactful community youth initiatives that teach the basics of baseball and important teamwork skills that will last a lifetime. Tiny Tigers is one of the programs, offering girls and boys ages 4-8 a place to make friends and memories alongside volunteers, mentors and dedicated community leaders.
Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization based in Corktown, impacts more than 14,000 Detroit-area children each year through its sports and recreational camps and after-school activities with the help of more than 1,700 volunteers. Founded in 1969, the organization gives children an opportunity to learn skills needed to succeed both on and off the playing field.
The Detroit Tigers Foundation provides an annual grant to support the Tiny Tigers program, which has supported more than 2,000 young, aspiring players to date.
In addition to Tiny Tigers, the Detroit Tigers Foundation invests in youth baseball programs throughout the greater Detroit community – through baseball field renovation projects, youth summer camps and baseball equipment donations – that promote the good citizenship embodied in the storied history of the Detroit Tigers.