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CMU Night at Comerica Park

CMU scores a win at Tigers game

Night honoring Central includes ceremonial first pitch, donation for scholarships

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


​The Detroit Tigers took on the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, July 20, and Central Michigan University came out a winner.

It was CMU Night at Comerica Park, and alumni, student, faculty and administration representatives were on hand to receive the Tigers' gift of $4,650 to CMU's Alumni Gold Scholarship fund. The competitive one-time scholarship of $1,000-$2,000 is awarded annually to a maximum of three children or grandchildren of CMU graduates.

The ballpark crowd cheered as Tricia Keith, chair of the Board of Trustees, threw out the first pitch. Also taking the field to represent CMU were biology faculty member and Academic Senate President Bradley Swanson, former Trustee Bill Kanine, Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford, and student Makai-Lynn Randall.

Here are a few scenes from a night when the cloud of the Tigers' 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays came with a maroon and gold lining.

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A CMU contingent receives the Tigers' gift to the CMU Gold Scholarship Fund. From left are Keith, Alford, Kanine, Swanson and Randall.

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Keith throws out the first pitch on CMU Night at Comerica Park in Detroit.


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Alford greets the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia vocal group from CMU's School of Music.

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Keith shares a smile with Paws, the Detroit Tigers mascot.



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