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Tigers Wives

During the 2014 season, the Tigers Wives will be participating in many volunteer ventures along with their usual charitable contributions. The Tigers Wives hope to reinforce the team's commitment to the greater Detroit community and encourage Tigers fans to step up to the plate and volunteer in their community.

For more details of the Detroit Tigers Wives community outreach, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@tigers and #TigersWives).

2014 Detroit Tigers Wives "My Favorite Things" Broadcast Auction
Wives auction

September 9, 2014
Broadcast Auction Hotline Number: 313-471-2100

Tune into MLB.tv and FOX Sports Detroit on Tuesday, September 9 for the Fox Sports Detroit, Detroit Tigers Foundation, Tigers Wives Broadcast Auction to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities and the Tigers Wives Fund.

Fans may place a bid or donate by calling the auction hotline at (313) 471-2100 during the Tigers game on September 9, 2014.

The auction features items hand-selected by the Tigers Wives including unique memorabilia ranging from baseballs to game used items to autographed memorabilia along with items to reflect their famous husbands' favorite things like gift cards to their favorite restaurants, their favorite CD, DVD and books and favorite snacks.

Additionally, fans can bid on PAWS' "Favorite Things" basket exclusively online!

The packages below will be auctioned during the broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit and MLB.tv. The PAWS "Favorite Things" basket will be auctioned on tigers.com/wives ONLY. Each package includes the items listed and are sold as is. (All items are subject to change.)

Tigers Wives, Fox Sports Detroit reporters and Tigers front office personnel will answer the auction hotline with the game’s first pitch through the first pitch of the 8th inning. Winners will be announced during the post-game show on Fox Sports Detroit and at tigers.com/wives.

  • Brad Ausmus (Surf's Up)
  • Alex Avila (Casting a Line)
  • Miguel Cabrera (The Essentials: Coffee and Cigars)
  • Nick Castellanos (Dinner and a Movie)
  • Darnell Coles (Football Night!)
  • Don Kelly (A Roaring Tailgate)
  • Ian Kinsler (FORE the Love of Golf)
  • Joe Nathan (Fun and Games)
  • Anibal Sanchez (Grilling Up a Good Time)
  • Max Scherzer (Bit by the Travel Bug)
  • PAWS, Detroit's Favorite Mascot (ONLINE ONLY)
  • Bryan Holaday (Hitting the links)
  • David Price (On the putting green)
  • Fox Sports Detroit Broadcasters (Rod Allen, Mario Impemba, John Keating, Craig Monroe, Trevor Thompson and Mickey York)

Click on the tabs below for more information about each auction.

In addition to bidding on auction items, fans may make a donation. The first 200 people to call and donate $50 or more will receive a Detroit Tigers Mystery Grab Bag which is guaranteed to contain an autographed baseball signed by a current Tigers player or coach or a Tigers alumni.

*Item is provided by Tigers clubhouse and/or Tigers player and their significant other. Unless otherwise noted, item is not authenticated by Major League Baseball and will not be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

BRAD AUSMUS: SURF'S UP

    Wives auction
  • Autographed jersey signed by Brad Ausmus*
  • Autographed baseball card (2000) signed by Brad Ausmus*
  • Autographed 2007 limited edition surfing Brad Ausmus bobblehead signed by Brad Ausmus*
  • Igloo cooler
  • Del Mar hybrid water bottles (2)
  • "Family Favorites" puzzle book
  • Tigers beach towel
  • MLB sunglasses
  • Bubble Gum Surf Wax candle, coconut scent
  • Sun Bum Face Stick, SPF 30

ALEX AVILA: CASTING A LINE

    Wives auction
  • Clubhouse issued, player model bat, autographed by Alex Avila and authenticated by Major League Baseball*
  • Autographed game-used cleats signed by Alex Avila*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Alex Avila*
  • Yeti fishing cooler
  • Shakespeare fishing poles with reels (2)
  • Tilene XL smooth casting lines, 330 yards (2)
  • Shakespeare tackle bag
  • Rapala fisherman’s pliers and line scissors
  • Gulp fish bait/lures (5 packs)
  • South Blend scale and tape measure
  • Strike King fishing lures (2)
  • Gamakatsu hooks (3 packs)
  • Rapala fishing hooks (3)
  • Booyah Bait Co. bait/lures (2)
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream insulated bag
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream scoops (2)
  • Five coupons for free Hudsonville Ice Cream (1.75 QT)

MIGUEL CABRERA - THE ESSENTIALS: COFFEE AND CIGARS

    Wives auction
  • Autographed bat signed by Miguel Cabrera*
  • Autographed 8x10” photo signed by Miguel Cabrera*
  • Autographed baseball card signed by Miguel Cabrera*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Miguel Cabrera*
  • Autographed Detroit Tigers coffee mug
  • Game-used batting gloves (2)*
  • $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card
  • Five Montecristo White Series cigars with torch lighter
  • Cigar humidor

NICK CASTELLANOS: DINNER AND A MOVIE

    Wives auction
  • Autographed bat signed by Nick Castellanos*
  • Autographed batting gloves signed by Nick Castellanos (2)*
  • Autographed Tigers cap signed by Nick Castellanos*
  • $25 PF Chang's gift card
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • Four Uptown Entertainment movie passes with concessions (valid at Detroit Ren Cen 4 and Birmingham 8)
  • Beats by Dre ear buds
  • Stir Crazy Popcorn maker
  • Pop Secret popcorn
  • Kernel Season's butter seasoning
  • Jack Link's beef jerky
  • Oreos
  • Lego figurine of Nick Castellanos
  • DVD – "Warrior" (rated PG-13)
  • DVD – "Rookie of the Year" (rated PG)
  • DVD – "The Natural" (unrated)
DARNELL COLES: FOOTBALL NIGHT!

    Wives auction
  • Autographed jerseys signed by Darnell Coles*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Darnell Coles*
  • Autograph 8x10" photograph of Darnell Coles as a Detroit Tigers player signed by Darnell Coles*
  • Darnell Coles bobblehead as manager of the AA Stars
  • $50 Kroger gift card
  • $25 Outback Steakhouse gift card
  • Uncommon by Tony Dungy
  • Nerf football
  • Seattle Seahawks socks and keychain
  • Chips and salsa
  • Paydays
  • Health Bars
  • Skittles
  • Mother's brand cookies
  • Toffee peanuts
  • Football chips and dip tray that plays the Monday Night Football theme song

BRYAN HOLADAY / TORII HUNTER - HITTING THE LINKS

    Wives auction
  • Autographed game-used catcher's chest protector signed by Bryan Holaday*
  • Autographed bat signed by Bryan Holaday*
  • Autographed wristband signed by Bryan Holaday*
  • Autographed jersey signed by Torii Hunter*
  • Autographed bat signed by Torii Hunter*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Torii Hunter*
  • Pro V1 golf balls (12)
  • Callaway wood tees (100)
  • Callaway golf towel
  • Mizuno golf bag

DON KELLY - A ROARING TAILGATE

    Wives auction
  • Autographed game-used bat signed by Don Kelly*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Don Kelly*
  • Autographed authenticated 8x10” photo signed by Don Kelly*
  • Two tickets to the Detroit Lions game at Ford Field on November 9, 2014 when the Lions take on the Miami Dolphins (section 112, row 32, seats 11-12)
  • $50 Gift Card to Omaha Steaks
  • Beats Pill portable wireless speaker
  • Cooler
  • Cool Ranch Doritos
  • Mountain Dew
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

IAN KINSLER - FORE THE LOVE OF GOLF

    Wives auction
  • Autographed game-used batting gloves signed by Ian Kinsler*
  • Autographed game-used cleats signed by Ian Kinsler*
  • Autographed bat signed by Ian Kinsler*
  • Autographed 8x10" photo signed by Ian Kinsler*
  • Detroit Tigers golf bag
  • Detroit Tigers 3-pack golf club head covers
  • Detroit Tigers golf umbrella
  • Nike Juice+ golf balls (2 boxes)
  • Detroit Tigers divot tool
  • Pride Sports golf utility brush
  • Detroit Tigers 2 3/4 inch tees – 50 count
  • Detroit Tigers "D" golf towel
  • Nike Detroit Tigers hat
JOE NATHAN: FUN AND GAMES!

    Wives auction
  • Autographed game-used cleats signed by Joe Nathan*
  • Autographed jersey signed by Joe Nathan*
  • Autographed 8x10" photo signed by Joe Nathan*
  • Jenga
  • Left-Center-Right Dice Game
  • Party Cube cooler
  • Detroit Tigers BBQ set
  • Poker chips set
  • Titleist golf balls (12)
  • Phiten necklace
  • DVD - "Rock Star"
  • Coors Light cozies (2)

DAVID PRICE - ON THE PUTTING GREEN

    Wives auction
  • Autographed Titleist cap signed by David Price*
  • Autographed Bat Signed By David Price* with Cy Young '12 & four time All Star inscription
  • Autographed Baseball Signed By David Price* with Cy Young '12 & four time All Star inscription
  • Detroit Tigers golf ball mark and repair tool
  • Detroit Tigers zero friction performance tees
  • Titleist golf glove (left)
  • Z-Tech golf maintenance kit
  • Titleist Pro V1 golf balls (12)
  • Salt and Vinegar potato chips
  • Ghiradelli milk chocolate and caramel, Kit Kat, Resse's Peanut Butter Cups

ANIBAL SANCHEZ: GRILLING UP A GOOD TIME

    Wives auction
  • Autographed glove signed by Anibal Sanchez*
  • Autographed game-used cleats signed by Anibal Sanchez*
  • Autographed baseball signed by Anibal Sanchez*
  • DVD - "Anibal Sanchez 17 Strike Outs"
  • Charbroil charcoal grill
  • Chefmate grilling tool set
  • Threshold oven mitt
  • Threshold kitchen towel
  • Weber apron
  • Let'z Eet! BBQ sauce
  • Detroit Tigers party cups

MAX SCHERZER - BITTEN BY THE TRAVEL BUG

    Wives auction
  • Autographed 2014 All-Star Game American League jersey (American League) signed by Max Scherzer*
  • Autographed Rawlings glove signed by Max Scherzer*
  • Autographed Max Scherzer bobblehead signed by Max Scherzer*
  • Autographed 8x10" photo signed by Max Scherzer*
  • Autographed baseball card signed by Max Scherzer*
  • $100 Capital Grille gift card
  • $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card
  • PSVita portable game player
  • 2014 MLB video game for PSVita
  • Monster Superstar wireless speaker
  • iPod nano (16GB, Silver)
  • Lifeproof iPhone 4/4s (water proof/shock proof phone case, blue)
  • Newsweek: Special Ops magazine
  • Scuba Diving magazines - two
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  • The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World by Lonely Planet
  • Official 2014 All-Star Game duffel bag
  • Official 2014 All-Star Game luggage tags
  • Black travel pillow
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Cookie Dough Cliff Bar
  • Jack Link's Beef Jerky

FSD BROADCASTERS
Fox Sports Detroit Broadcasters: Rod Allen, Mario Impemba, John Keating, Craig Monroe, Trevor Thompson and Mickey York

    Wives auction
  • Rod Allen: Titleist Golf Balls & tees, $50 Ace Hardware gift card
  • Mario Impemba: $50 Barnes and Noble gift card
  • Mickey York: $50 Dick O'Dow's (in Birmingham) gift card
  • Trevor Thompson: Sherwood, wooden hockey stick, Warrior athletic bag, Nike golf balls (12)
  • Craig Monroe: $30 golf gift card valid for Lincoln Hills Golf Course in Birmingham, $25 Granite City gift card
  • John Keating: Diet Mountain Dew, $75 iTunes gift card

PAWS BASKET

    Wives auction
  • The opportunity for your child to take PAWS to school*within 60 miles round-trip of Comerica Park. Additional mileage may be arranged. 2015 Detroit Tigers Kids Club Membership
  • 8"x10" Autographed photo signed by Miguel Cabrera
  • Autographed Max Scherzer Baseball
  • 4 Passes to TigerFest 2015
  • 4 Tickets to The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
  • 4 Tickets to The Detroit Zoo
  • PAWS Autographed photo
  • PAWS Bobblehead
  • Mini-Corvette
  • 4 Tickets to see Pinkalicious at the Fox Theatre
  • 4 Tickets to see the Fresh Beat Band at the Fox Theatre
  • 4 VIP Tickets to America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • PAWS Stuffed Animal
  • PAWS Hat
  • PAWS Mask
  • PAWS Pop-Out Figurine
  • Tigers Parking Sign
  • Tigers Stationary Kit
  • Tigers Rally Towel

Tigers Wives Mystery Grab Bag Sale

On 4th of July weekend, the Tigers Wives partnered with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch charities, to raise money to support youth baseball and a special event the Tigers Wives are hosting at The Children's Center in Detroit. The Tigers Wives sold "grab bags" of autographed photos or baseballs - some grab bags had a special surprise, like 18 tickets to Torii Hunter's luxury suite at Comerica Park! Throughout the holiday weekend, the Mystery Grab Bag Sale raised more than $16,000 for the Detroit Tigers Foundation!




Feeding the Hungry in Detroit

The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Trucks make various stops throughout the city of Detroit, in the areas that demonstrate the most need. At each stop, the trucks provide food to the hungry and homeless. The Truck runs every day to serve those in need in Detroit. 12 Tigers Wives joined Salvation Army staff to prepare and serve meals from the Bed & Bread Trucks as they toured the city on their daily routes.




"In Vino Esperanza" to support Team Joseph

The Detroit Wine Organization and Team Joseph presented "In Vino Speranza," a charity wine tasting event at Lingenfelter Car Collection in Brighton. Featuring more than 150 unique cars, it is one of the largest private car collections in the nation.

Proceeds from the event benefitted Team Joseph, a charitable organization whose mission is to fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has been an advocate for Team Joseph since meeting Joseph Penrod in 2011.

Given the Tigers game schedule, Porcello is not able to participate in the event. However, he was excited to have the support of many Tigers Wives, who also had a chance to meet and chat with the organization's adorable namesake, Joseph!

Making Detroit a Greener Place

The Greening of Detroit has served as a leader of neighborhood green space development for over two decades, creating sustainable, clean and green environments in Detroit's neighborhoods to benefit those who live, work, and have businesses in Detroit. The Green of Detroit inspires sustainable growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green spaces, food, education, training, and job opportunities.

While Detroit was originally designed with tree-lined streets, the city has lost almost 500,000 trees on public and private property since the 1950s. The restoration of a tree canopy along Detroit's streets and in parks, school yards and open spaces is the key objective of The Greening of Detroit. The organization works to achieve this goal through the combined efforts of the City of Detroit and community members.

The Tigers Wives joined The Greening of Detroit for a morning of planting trees on the east side of Detroit.




Tigers Wives Race for the Cure

The Tigers Wives along with the Detroit Tigers front office staff and family and friends created a walking/running team to participate in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure 5K walk/run at Chene Park to raise awareness and funds to support the Komen Detroit. After participating in the walk/run, the Tigers Wives and the Detroit Tigers Race for the Cure Team presented the Tigers Wives "Rookie of the Year Award" to the largest new team at the Race for the Cure. The winning team received complimentary tickets to an upcoming Tigers game!




Baseball for all!

The Tigers Wives (and a few dauguters!) joined Channel 955's Time Team Detroit and Shannon from the Mojo in the Morning show to spend the morning volunteering with the Miracle League of Michigan. The Miracle League is an organized youth baseball league serving children with physical and cognitive challenges. To ensure success for each of its players, the Miracle League uses the "buddy" system - pairing each player with an able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game. Tigers Wives and other volunteers serve as "buddies" for the Miracle League, helping each child enjoy their experience on the ball field. Smiles could be seen on each child's face as they all crossed home plate that morning!

"Fore" Helping kids, no matter the need

Tigers Wives volunteered at the Kovan Golf Outing to benefit Variety, the Children's Charity. The funds raised at the golf outing support Variety's many programs to simply help children, no matter the need. Tigers Wives were found on the green and at the luncheon, selling raffle tickets for a variety of prizes.


Tigers Wives Team Up With The Salvation Army
Salvation Army Bread Truck
Salvation Army Party

The Tigers Wives partnered with The Salvation Army to help make a difference in the community. In May, the Tigers Wives joined volunteers on The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Truck to help distribute food at various stops throughout the city of Detroit. Christy Downs, wife of Tigers pitcher Darin Downs, Carrie Kelly, wife of Tigers outfielder Don Kelly, Erica May, fiancé of Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, and Molly Peralta, wife of Tigers infielder Jhonny Peralta assisted The Salvation Army in their efforts to serve over 5,000 meals a day for the hungry and homeless in the community.

Later in the season, Katrina Hunter, wife of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, Carrie Kelly, Abi Tuiasosopo, wife of Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo and Jonna Williams, girlfriend of Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson, attended a summer party at the Salvation Army's Denby Center for Children and Families. The Tigers Wives played games with the children and met with residents before having the opportunity to meet Spongebob Squarepants and Tigers mascot PAWS.