Comerica Bank to Offer Grants to Benefit High School Baseball and Softball Teams

  Comerica Bank to Offer Grants to Benefit High School Baseball and Softball

The third-year Grand Slam Grant program will award $20,000 in grants to
Michigan schools

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Feb. 11, 2013

DETROIT, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today Comerica Bank announced that it
will offer its Grand Slam Grant for the third consecutive year. The program
offers two $10,000 grants to high school baseball or softball teams to create,
expand or improve their programs. Like last year's Grand Slam Grant program,
Comerica will award the grants to one high school from Southeast Michigan, and
another in the Central/West Michigan region.


"Comerica is proud to support Michigan's hometown teams by presenting the
Grand Slam Grant for the third consecutive year," said Thomas D. Ogden,
president, Comerica Bank-Michigan. "In the first two years of the grant
program, local coaches and school administrators have demonstrated incredible
passion and creative thinking when it comes to improving youth programs and
positively impacting the community. We can't wait to see their amazing ideas
this year."

The grant recipients will be recognized on the field prior to the game on
April 6 against the New York Yankees during the Detroit Tigers 2013 opening
weekend. In addition to the grant, each winning school will also receive
tickets to the opening weekend game.

Public high schools in Comerica's markets of Southeast Michigan and Central
and West Michigan are eligible to apply for the Grand Slam Grant. One grant
recipient will be chosen from each of the two regions. The funds can be used
for field improvements, equipment, training camps, or other baseball or
softball-related expenses.

Grant applications will be reviewed for a variety of criteria including
overall need, creativity, and school and community impact. The grant recipient
will be selected by the Comerica Bank Grand Slam Grant Selection Committee,
consisting of representatives from Comerica Bank and the Detroit Tigers.

Eligible schools can download the grant application Once complete, the application, along with
supporting materials such as photos or videos must be submitted via email to no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February

Last year, Comerica awarded grants to baseball teams from Lincoln Park High
School and Kalamazoo Central High School. Lincoln Park High school used the
funds to support much-needed renovations to its underground pit facility,
which is utilized by baseball, softball and local little league players
year-round, while Kalamazoo Central High School put the funds toward a batting
cage project that would also be used by the school's softball program as well
as area youth teams.

About Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank, with 216 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of
Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to
invest in Michigan. Comerica's $17 million renovation of its building at 411
W. Lafayette in Detroit was completed last year and the renamed Comerica Bank
Center is now the bank's Michigan Market headquarters. Comerica Incorporated
(NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three
business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management.
Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be
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About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901,
have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned
by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife,
Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment
industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution,
the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little
Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment
and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino
Hotel. For more information, visit

SOURCE Comerica Bank

Contact: Kathleen Pitton, Comerica, +1-313-584-4523,; or
Tim Trunzo, Franco, +1-313-567-5090,
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