Cornerstone Schools will host the 5th annual “Be a Tiger for Kids” event at Comerica Park on Tuesday, August 24th. This fun-filled, family summer event supports the children of Cornerstone by providing scholarships to prepare students for life and leadership. A special challenge grant issued by The Wheeler Family Foundation and an anonymous donor will provide a $100,000 grant to fund two classrooms of children at Cornerstone if the “Be A Tiger For Kids” event nets at least $400,000.
Festivities kick off at 4:30 p.m. at the Rock-N-Roar tailgate party at Ford Field. Guests will enjoy great food, entertainment, face painting, and games for all ages at the exclusive pre-game party. At approximately 6:15 p.m., party goers will collectively make their way to Comerica Park to see the Cornerstone Honors Choir perform the Star Spangled Banner and cheer on the Detroit Tigers as they play the Kansas City Royals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
“The ‘Be A Tiger For Kids’ event is an opportunity to impact the lives, education and the futures of Cornerstone students and our community-at-large,” said Ernestine Sanders, Cornerstone President/CEO. “And thanks to the generous challenge grant by The Wheeler Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, there is even greater reason to help us reach our fundraising objectives.” Now in its 5th year, this annual fundraiser truly makes a difference in these children’s lives and continues our mission of ‘Changing Detroit – One Child at a Time’.”
Over 50% of the parents whose children now attend Cornerstone are at or below the poverty line and have been negatively impacted by the economic conditions in the city. A donation to the school’s scholarship fund fills the financial gap.
There are several tax deductible donation options available ranging from $50 - $250:
Ultimate Fan Package ($250) - sends a child to school for one week per year.
Receives one premier game ticket (best seats available on a first-come, first-served basis), entry for one to the private pre-game Rock-N-Roar tailgate and a commemorative event tee shirt. As an ultimate fan, you will be eligible to win a special opportunity to attend batting practice with the Tigers.
Fan Package ($100) - sends a child to school for two days per year.
Receives a premium game ticket, entry into the private, pre-game tailgate party and an event t-shirt.
Stadium Package ($50) - sends a child to school for one day per year
Receives a game ticket, entry into the private, pre-game tailgate party and an event t-shirt.
For tickets, sponsorships or more information, please visit www.CornerstoneSchools.org or call Cornerstone Schools at 1-800-343-0951.