DETROIT (WWJ) – If you have any gently used gloves, bats, balls or other baseball equipment just sitting in the basement or garage, the Detroit Tigers can put it to good use.

The Tigers’ Jordon Field says the team is kicking off its annual “Gloves For Kids” campaign Saturday.

Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Detroit Tigers’ Don Kelley and Dan Schlereth will be signing autographs and accepting donations at the ABC Warehouse in Troy to kick off  the program.

Field says this is the annual kick-off for the “Gloves For Kids” campaign and the team will accept donations of gloves, bats, balls and other baseball equipment.

“What I think is in most need is a simple baseball mitt and simple baseball, that’s the starting point for anyone that wants to go out and play catch or play baseball. In addition to collecting new or gently used equipment we will accept $10 dollar donations in lieu of equipment,” says Field. “So what happens is the folks who chose to make a $10 dollar donation, we’ll use those funds to actually go out and purchase equipment that we are short on.”

Field says he hopes that 3000 pieces of baseball equipment will be donated to kids this year.

You can bring your equipment to ABC Warehouse at 637 John R. in Troy. Autographs are between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Find out more about the Gloves For Kids campaign by clicking on here.


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