DETROIT (WWJ) – Cornerstone Schools in Detroit is hosting its 7th Annual “Be A Tiger For Kids” event Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Ernestine Sanders, President and CEO of Cornerstone Schools, said the annual event helps underprivileged children get a first-class education all while watching the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

“Each person who purchases a ticket for $50, this goes directly to scholarships for students who attend Cornerstone Schools, and we’re very grateful for that,” Sanders told WWJ Newsradio 950.

The festivities kick off with a big party outside Comerica Park.

“Just with the purchase of a ticket, they get an opportunity to attend our ‘Rock-n-Roar Tailgate’ party which starts at 4:30, and then there’s food, entertainment, face painting, and we have a band, so it’s all pretty exciting,” said Sanders.

The Rock-N-Roar picnic kicks off at 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church lot on the corner of Woodward and Montcalm. Following the tailgate, there will be a special on-field presentation just before the game. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. at Comerica Park.

Sanders said “Be a Tiger For Kids” will provide the opportunity for more students to attend Cornerstone Schools, which has a graduation rate of 95 percent in a city that has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. More than 90 percent of Cornerstone graduates go on to pursue higher education.

There are several tax-deductible donation options available ranging from $50 to $250. For more information or to donate, visit or call 1-800-343-0951.


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