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Tigers Wives

During the season, the Tigers Wives participate 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).

2015 Detroit Tigers Wives "My Favorite Things" Broadcast Auction
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Detroit Tigers Foundation & FOX Sports Detroit Broadcast Auction with the Tigers Wives

On Wednesday, August 26 Fox Sports Detroit and MLB.tv hosted the Broadcast Auction with the Tigers Wives to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

The auction featured 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. New this year, is an auction package featuring items from Tigers Hall of Famer, Al Kaline.

The auction also included items to reflect the favorite things of your favorite FOX Sports Detroit personalities including Rod Allen, Mario Impemba, Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris and more!

  1. Brad Ausmus
  2. Alex Avila
  3. Nick Castellanos
  4. Anthony Gose
  5. Al Kaline
  6. Ian Kinsler
  7. James McCann
  8. Anibal Sanchez
  9. Alex Wilson
  10. FOX Sports Detroit
  11. PAWS Basket
BRAD AUSMUS: #MYSHINOLA

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  • Baseball with pink stitches and a pink ribbon for breast health awareness autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Photo autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Tigers road jersey autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Shinola men's watch - THE RUNWELL SPORT CHRONO 48mm with navy bands

WINNER: $1,800 - Victor M.

ALEX AVILA: GRILLING UP A GOOD TIME

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  • Game-used catcher's mitt autographed by Alex Avila
  • Clubhouse-issued bat autographed by Alex Avila
  • Clubhouse-issued batting gloves autographed by Alex Avila
  • Weber mini grill
  • Bluetooth wireless speaker
  • Marinade sauce pot with silicone brush
  • Grand Gourmet mini wok topper
  • Grand Gourmet roasting fork
  • Instant Read Thermometer
  • Tiki table torch
  • Large ice cube tray
  • Detroit Tigers koozie
  • Grand Gourmet LED grill light
  • Grand Gourmet 3 cedar grill planks
  • Grand Gourmet grill press
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Pam cooking spray
  • Mango Ginger Habanera Marinade
  • Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce
  • Mojito mix
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning

WINNER: $1,200 - Marcia H.

NICK CASTELLANOS - DINNER AND A MOVIE

    Wives auction
  • Clubhouse-issued player-model bat autographed by by Nick Castellanos
  • Clubhouse-issued batting gloves autographed by Nick Castellanos
  • Clubhouse-issued cap autographed by Nick Castellanos
  • Baseball autographed by Nick Castellanos
  • $50 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card
  • $50 Emagine Movie Theater gift card (eligible for use at Star Lanes, Cinema Hollywood or Emagine)
  • Hoven Melrose Collection sunglasses
  • DVD - "Rookie of the Year" (rated PG)
  • DVD - "The Dark Knight" (rated PG-13)
  • DVD - "42: The Jackie Robinson Story" (rated PG-13)
  • Pop Secret Popcorn (4)
  • Pop Crazy Seasoning butter (3)
  • Buncha Crunch Candy
  • Kit Kat Minis candy

WINNER: $1,200 - Martin S.

ANTHONY GOSE: IN THE WOODS

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  • Clubhouse-issued Nike cleats autographed by Anthony Gose
  • Clubhouse-issued batting gloves autographed by Anthony Gose
  • Detroit Tigers throwback cap autographed by Anthony Gose
  • $50 Cabela's gift card
  • Cabela's 3 Zonz Woodland Backpack
  • Carhartt hooded sweatshirt (navy, XL)
  • Cabela's insulated gloves (hunter orange)

WINNER: $500 - Mike B.

AL KALINE: MR. TIGER

    Wives auction
  • Bat autographed by Al Kaline inscribed with "Mr. Tiger" and "HOF 80"
  • Spring Training and batting practice worn Nike gym shoe autographed by Al Kaline
  • Baseball autographed by Al Kaline and inscribed with "HOF 80"
  • Vintage non-game used baseball mitt from personal collection of Al Kaline
  • Photo autographed by Al Kaline in honor of Al Kaline Day, August 2, 1970
  • Photo autographed by Al Kaline
  • Book - 6: A Salute to Al Kaline autographed by Al Kaline and inscribed with "HOF 80"
  • Al Kaline bobblehead autographed by Al Kaline and inscribed with "HOF 80"
  • 2008 MLB All Star Game cap autographed by Al Kaline and inscribed with "HOF 80"
  • 2007 Hall of Fame Induction cap autographed by Al Kaline
  • 2015 National Baseball Hall of Game golf balls (3)
  • Replica Kaline t-shirt jersey

WINNER: $3,100 - Grett R.

IAN KINSLER: FORE THE LOVE OF GOLF

    Wives auction
  • Game-used player model bat autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse-issued Tigers cap autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Baseball autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Nike Golf Bag
  • Detroit Tigers 3 pack golf club head covers
  • Detroit Tigers Golf Tees
  • Nike Juice Plus golf balls (12)
  • Detroit Tigers golf balls (3)
  • Detroit Tigers divot tool
  • Detroit Tigers cap clip
  • Detroit Tigers golf towel
  • Detroit Tigers water bottle
  • Detroit Tigers golf umbrella

WINNER: $1,000 - Martin S.

JAMES MCCANN: SOUTHERN CHARM

    Wives auction
  • Game-used catcher’s mask autographed by James McCann
  • Autograph James McCann Rookie baseball cards (3)
  • Clubhouse-issued player model bat autographed by James McCann
  • Clubhouse-issued batting gloves autographed by James McCann
  • Baseball autographed by James McCann
  • Detroit Tigers/McCann t-shirt (XL)
  • Detroit Tigers/McCann t-shirt (Large)
  • Sports Illustrated Baseball Book: Expanded Edition (2011)
  • Reversible picnic blanket
  • Americas Best Recipes: Comfort Food Edition(book)
  • 101 Amazing Things God Thinks About You (book)
  • Bible
  • DVD- "The Sandlot" (PG)
  • DVD- "Field of Dreams" (PG)
  • DVD- "Footloose" (PG)
  • DVD- "42: The Jackie Robinson Story" (2013)
  • Playing Cards: Special Edition, Captain America
  • Lipton Ice Tea Bags (100 count)
  • Kingsford Charcoal
  • L.O.G.T Complete Lunch Bag set
  • Country Time Leomanade
  • Aladdin Mason Jars with straw (2)
  • Sugar Babies
  • Stok charcoal grill
  • Chefmate Grilling Tool Kit Set (17 pieces)
  • "Fresh Tea" Iced Tea Maker
  • Sweet Southern Heat Barbeque chips (2)
  • Detroit Tigers bottle koozies with bottle opener (2)
  • Baseball Lacelets bracelets

*Shipping is not available on this auction lot.

WINNER: $2,000 - Gary P.

ANIBAL SANCHEZ: FAMILY FUN!

    Wives auction
  • Game-worn Nike cleats autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Clubhouse-issued Detroit Tigers home cap autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Detroit Tigers home jersey autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Baseball autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Photo autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Detroit Tigers cap carrier autographed by Anibal Sanchez
  • Detroit Tigers adult tailgate chairs (2)
  • Youth tailgate chair (1)
  • Detroit Tigers sports fan pack
  • Detroit Tigers socks
  • Detroit Tigers coozie

WINNER: $1,100 - Martin S.

ALEX WILSON: CASTING A LINE

    Wives auction
  • Clubhouse-issued cleats autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Clubhouse-issued Tigers cap autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Baseball autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Field and Steam $50 gift card
  • Field and Stream duffle bag
  • Field and Stream fishing hat
  • Yeti Max Insulation thermos
  • Yeti Ice Tank

WINNER: $400 - Mike S.

FOX SPORTS DETROIT: YOUR FAVORITE BROADCASTERS' FAVORITE THINGS

    Wives auction
  • Autographed items: Baseballs individually autographed by former Tigers Kirk Gibson, Rod Allen and Craig Monroe; Final Season at Tiger Stadium, 1984 World Series Commemorative ticket signed by Jack Morris.
  • Rod Allen: $75 Lululemon gift card
  • Mario Impemba: Michigan State Nike windbreaker (size XL) and Tigers/Spartans cap
  • Johnny Kane: Titleist ProV1x Golf Balls and Berry Skittles
  • John Keating: Red Wings jersey, "Bull Durham", "Field of Dreams" and Diet Mountain Dew
  • Craig Monroe: Taylor Guitar Strap
  • Trevor Thompson: Sherwood, wooden hockey stick and Nike Golf Balls (12)
  • Justin White: $50 Running Fit gift card
  • Mickey York: $50 Dick O’Dow's gift card

WINNER: $2,600 - Tim R.

PAWS BASKET

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  • The opportunity for your child to take PAWS to school (*within 60 miles round-trip of Comerica Park. Additional mileage may be arranged)
  • 2016 Detroit Tigers Kids Club Membership
  • 8"x10" Autographed photo signed by Miguel Cabrera
  • J.D. Martinez Autographed Baseball
  • 4 Passes to TigerFest 2016
  • 4 Tickets to The Henry Ford & Greenfield Village
  • 4 Tickets to see Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas on November 20, 2015
  • 4 Tickets to see Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas on November 11, 2015
  • PAWS Coin Bank
  • Mini Corvette
  • Rally Time Floppy Hat
  • MLB Network Tote Bag
  • 4 VIP Tickets to America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Victor Martinez Bobblehead
  • Tigers Parking Sign
  • Tigers Lunch Box
  • Tigers Ice Cream Bowls (2)
  • Rally Towel

WINNER: $2,289 - B. Chard

Tigers Wives Support International Tiger Conservation Day

As part of the Detroit Zoo's celebration of International Tiger Day, the Detroit Tigers Wives hosted a special tiger craft project and participated in animal enrichment and zookeeper talks at the tiger habitat. Joining the Detroit Tigers Wives, Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS, hid in various places inside the Zoo, with prizes and awarded them to the first visitors who found PAWS after completing a scavenger hunt. In addition, the Tigers Pennies for Paws campaign was set up at every retail and concession location throughout the Zoo, with donations benefitting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife Without Borders Tigers Fund to support tiger conservation efforts.

 
Tigers Wives Visit Children's Center for Family Board Game Night

The Tigers Wives partnered with The Children's Center to host a Game Night for the children and families at The Children's Center. Game Night is an opportunity for children to play board games over a healthy meal, developing both social interaction and critical thinking skills under the guidance and support of adult volunteers.

The Tigers Wives provided educational board games for playtime, prizes, goodie bags, snacks and dinner for all of the children. Tigers Wives volunteered to run the event and man each game station, encouraging every child to get involved and provided a fun-filled atmosphere for the children and families.






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 west 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.