Comerica Bank surprises Cass Technical High School with $10,000 Grand Slam Grant

  Comerica Bank surprises Cass Technical High School with $10,000 Grand Slam

Baseball and softball teams to attend check presentation ceremony at Comerica
Park April 6

PR Newswire

DETROIT, March 26, 2013

DETROIT, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The baseball and softball teams at
Cass Technical High School will take the field this season with an extra
$10,000, thanks to Comerica Bank. Representatives from Comerica Bank and the
Detroit Tigers surprised students at a special assembly today with the news
that they had been selected as the southeast Michigan recipient of Comerica
Bank's $10,000 Grand Slam Grant. The team will be recognized during a ceremony
on the field at Comerica Park on Saturday, April 6.


Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS, the DTE Energy Squad, DJ Kenny Valentino and Fox
Sports Detroit celebrity emcee Shannon Hogan were on hand to provide
entertainment for the students during the surprise assembly. The students also
received a congratulatory video message from Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy
Dirks, who served as the Tigers celebrity guest judge on the Comerica Bank
Grand Slam Grant selection committee.

"Cass Technical High School's Grand Slam Grant application not only
demonstrated a real need for support, but also a dedication and passion toward
the growth, development and improvement of student athletes," said Thomas D.
Ogden, president, Comerica Bank-Michigan. "Comerica Bank is a proud supporter
of this team's plan to secure much-needed equipment and uniforms and to
increase participation in youth baseball and softball programs, which will
prove to be a great value to the students, the community and our future

In addition to the $10,000 grant, Cass Tech High School will receive 60
tickets to see the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees on April 6,
where Coach Julie Schneider will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Comerica Bank Grand Slam Grant program was created in 2011 to help public
high schools in Michigan create, expand or improve a baseball or softball
program. Past winners include Kalamazoo Central High School, Lincoln Park High
School and Detroit Renaissance High School. The Cass Tech baseball and
softball teams were chosen out of more than 60 schools that applied for this
year's grant program.

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
successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.

SOURCE Comerica Bank

Contact: Kathleen Pitton, Comerica Bank, (313) 584-4523,; or Tim Trunzo, Franco Public Relations Group, (313)
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