The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program's held its first Detroit area fundraiser, "Go to Bat for Detroit’s Young Women of Tomorrow" Wednesday at Comerica Park during the last game of the regular season.
The Tigers co-sponsored the event.
World Series champions from 1984, Dan Petry & Dave Rozema greeted the crowds and helped to raise money for the Women of Tomorrow mentees.
Community leaders in attendance included: Weight Watchers President, Florine Mark; WDIV News Director, Kim Voet Potter; Southfield Mayor, Brenda Lawrence; and Ward Williston Oil Company President, Laurie Cunnington.
Event Co-Chairs & mentors, Ellen Hill Zeringue, VP of Marketing at the Detroit Tigers; and Til Levesque, Former President/Market Manager at Clear Channel Detroit, along with Elaine Lewis, VP of Community & Public Affairs at the Detroit Tigers, opened the program and spoke about the important changes that they have seen in the mentees in the one year the program has been in Detroit.
During the fundraiser a past mentee took the stage to speak about the violence she endured by gang members and thanked the program for helping turn her life around.
The fundraiser kicked off the organization's second year of mentoring to at-risk Detroit girls in high school.
This year, the program is partnering with 22 high schools and mentoring approximately 500 at-risk girls.