In celebration of the holiday spirit, the Detroit Tigers and Delaware North Companies SportService will host a holiday feast for nearly 50 underprivileged children on Wednesday.
The dinner will be held at Comerica Park’s Tiger Club and the children will be treated to a shopping spree at the Fairlane Town Center.
The children selected to participate are from Matrix Human Services’ Angel Tree Adopt-a-Family program.
The program serves families in need from Detroit and the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, which supports children living in foster care and works to find permanent homes for foster children and teens.
Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones, his wife Paula and Tigers radio broadcaster Dan Dickerson will join the holiday dinner.
Following dinner, families will board chartered buses and head to the mall where they will meet Tigers' mascot, PAWS.
The Detroit Tigers organizations says they hope to give the children an opportunity to enjoy a holiday season that they won’t forget.
As a result of contributions from Tigers FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Rod Allen and Tigers front office staff members, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, will surprise each child with a loaded gift card to be used during the shopping spree.