PSL baseball, softball teams urged to apply by Friday for ‘Grand Slam Grant’

Detroit Public School League baseball and softball programs are urged to apply for the 2012 Comerica Bank “Grand Slam Grant,” a $10,000 award which will be presented to the chosen Southeast Michigan school to help ensure that future all-stars have the resources needed to succeed on the diamond.

The deadline for completed entries is Friday, February 10, so don’t delay.

The winning school’s players will be recognized on the field at Comerica Park during the Detroit Tigers 2012 opening weekend game on April 7. In addition to the grant, the winning school will receive 60 tickets to the opening weekend game.  The funds can be used for field improvements, equipment, training camps, or other baseball or softball-related expenses.

Grant applications will be reviewed for a variety of criteria including overall need, creativity, and school and community impact. The grant recipient will be selected by the Comerica Bank Grand Slam Grant Selection Committee, consisting of representatives from Comerica Bank and Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch.

Eligible schools can complete the grant application online at

The application is also posted here.  Grand Slam Grant Application 2012

Once complete, the application, along with supporting materials such as photos or videos must be submitted via email to by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.

Last year’s grant winner was the PSL’s Renaissance High’s baseball program.

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