Comerica Bank announced Friday that it would be expanding the Grand Slam Grant program, which provided $10,000 grant to a Metro Detroit high school to improve its baseball or softball program, to include central and western Michigan.
The announcement of a second $10,000 grant came before an employee rally with Detroit Tigers Jose Valverde, Doug Fister, Brennan Boesch and Max Scherzer, along with broadcaster Rod Allen. The visit was part of the Tigers Winter Caravan through Michigan.
Detroit's Renaissance High School received the first Comerica Bank’s Grand Slam Grant. The grant was used for equipment, a new scoreboard and a youth clinic.
Employees from headquarters, and some of the 217 banks in Michigan, who attended the rally also donated 970 pairs of new gloves and mittens to Mittens for Detroit — an initiative started by actress Erin Cummings when she was in town appearing on Detroit 1-8-7.