By Greg Bowman

DETROIT(CBS-Detroit) – The Detroit Tigers will be wearing their baseball gloves in the field this evening when they take on the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. And the team is doing its part of make sure Detroiters all have gloves and mittens to keep warm this winter.

Actress Erin Cummings, who founded “Mittens For Detroit” four years ago, says fans can purchase special 32 dollar ticket packages for tonight’s game to benefit the project. Cummings says she started Mittens for Detroit when she was in town filming the TV series ‘Detroit 187.’ And while the series was cancelled after only one season, Cummings said it changed her life for the better.

“Now we’re about to launch our fourth season of Mittens for Detroit,” said Cummings. “And who knew when I got this TV show that would bring me to this city that I never even considered going to. And all of a sudden four years later, I would still be calling it my second home, and be working with such amazing organizations to help local charities. So a lot of good things did come out of it.”

This year, “Mittens For Detroit” will be working with the Detroit Public Schools to keep kids warm during the cold winter months. “We’re going to be providing brand new gloves from Broner hat and glove company for every DPS student in the 11th and 12th grade, to make sure they have nice warm hands for their trip to and from school every day,” said Cummings.

Fans can purchase a special 32 dollar ticket package, which includes an upper box seat, along with a special commemorative “Mittens For Detroit” car magnet. Five dollars of each ticket purchased will go toward buying gloves and mittens for needy Detroit kids and adults.


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