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Miguel Cabrera To Begin 2013 Baseball Season With Charity Tribute Dinner On April 8, 2013

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates from the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 24: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates from the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Miguel Cabrera will be honored at a charity tribute dinner in Detroit to begin the 2013 baseball season. Teammates and players from the past and present will join Miguel to celebrate his historic accomplishments of 2012. The event will benefit Miguel’s recently established foundation, the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

Proceeds from the event will support baseball field renovations and youth development programs to help at-risk youth in Detroit and beyond. “I know how difficult it can be for underprivileged children to try to achieve their dreams. I have been fortunate to live my dream through baseball, and I’d like to help youth try to live their own,” said Miguel.

In 2012, Miguel made history winning the American League Triple Crown, American League Most Valuable Player Award, the American League Hank Aaron Award and a Silver Slugger Award.

The tribute dinner will include meet and greet opportunities, silent and live auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime memorabilia and experiences, a tribute presentation, and a few surprises for Miguel throughout the evening. The event will be held at The Capital Grille at Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan, where guests will enjoy a reception and full three-course meal.

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available for purchase by visiting http://www.MiguelCabreraFoundation.org. With only 200 available, tickets are expected to sell very quickly.

For further information contact Kathy Andersen, Managing Agent, Miguel Cabrera Foundation at ka@MiguelCabreraFoundation.org or by phone at 786.423.2191.

About the Miguel Cabrera Foundation: The mission of the Miguel Cabrera Foundation is to help children and families thrive using baseball as a path to “reach the stars.” The foundation will initially accomplish its mission by undertaking community ballpark makeovers and youth development programs in under-served communities in Detroit, and throughout the United States and Latin America.

About the Detroit Tigers Foundation: The mission of the Detroit Tigers Foundation is to enhance lives through the game of baseball with a focus on youth, education and recreation in the Greater Detroit region. The Detroit Tigers Foundation aids in the development and funding of innovative programs that reach the community with positive messages and promote the good citizenship embodied in the storied history of the Detroit Tigers. Since its inception in 2005, the Detroit Tigers Foundation has awarded over $7 million in grants college scholarships and game tickets to Tigers baseball games.

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