Comerica Bank surprises Holland High School with $10,000 Grand Slam Grant
Softball team to attend check presentation ceremony at Comerica Park April 6
DETROIT, March 27, 2013
DETROIT, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The softball team at Holland High
School will take the field this season with an extra $10,000, thanks to the
Comerica Bank. Representatives from Comerica Bank surprised students at a
special assembly today with the news that they had been selected as the
central/west 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.
West Michigan Whitecaps mascot CRASH and celebrity emcee DJ Internio of 104.5
WSNX 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.
"Comerica Bank is proud to support one of Michigan's hometown teams, the hard
working softball players from Holland High School," said Thomas D. Ogden,
president, Comerica Bank-Michigan. "The team's plan for field improvements and
training camps will provide a great value to students, the community and these
In addition to the $10,000 grant, Holland High School will receive 60 tickets
to the see the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees on April 6, where
Coach John Anderson 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 Holland High School softball
team was chosen out of more than 60 schools that applied for this year's grant
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
www.facebook.com/ComericaCares. Follow us on Twitter at@ComericaCares.
SOURCE Comerica Bank
Contact: Kathleen Pitton, Comerica Bank. +1-313-584-4523,
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