HK student gets chance to promote Detroit Tigers event
Working with a local hospital foundation has brought a fourth-year human kinetics student just a little closer to his favourite major league baseball team.
Kyle Brown is spending his summer doing an internship with the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation and his main priority is to promote a fundraiser called Canadian Tiger Fan Night at Comerica Park on August 26 when the hometown favourites take on the Oakland Athletics.
“They gave me a lot of responsibility right off the bat,” Brown said of the foundation, whose priority is raising funds for capital and equipment needs at the hospital. “I’m really learning a lot about the ins and outs of communications and marketing, and it’s been a lot of fun so far.”
The foundation is selling ticket packages for the game, with upper box seats going for $34 US and lower box seats for $54 US. Each ticket includes a Canadian Tigers fan t-shirt and hat, a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, and $5 from every ticket goes to the foundation. Brown, who grew up in nearby Belle River, estimates there are about 1,800 seats available for the game.
“The Detroit Tigers are really helping me out a lot with this,” said Brown, who referred specifically to the assistance he has received from Dwain Lewis, the Tigers’ director of group sales and a graduate of the University of Windsor (BHK 1996). He also noted that the SWT Group, a local industrial coatings company, helped kick-start the campaign with a donation to create a marketing budget for the event.
Anyone interested in buying tickets for the event should visit tigers.com/canadian.