Friday, 28 May, 2010 2:02 AM
Annual Detroit Tigers Polish American Night at Comerica Park
Tigers Polish American Night is set for May 28.
-- Major League Baseball will again
team up to celebrate the richness of Polish culture on Polish-American
night at Comerica Park on Friday, May 28, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers will host the Oakland Athletics at 7:05 p.m.
This will be the 40th consecutive year of Polish-American Baseball
Night in Detroit.
festivities will include performances by 13 local dance troupes.
Also, the Polish Scouts will be showing their skills. Prior to the
game, a special feature will be the singing of the Polish national
anthem, by Robert Szczublewski.
and pageantry of Polish folk dancing will be the highlight. There
will also be a special ceremony honoring volunteers and Polish fraternal
organizations. Wally Ozog, President of the National Polish Roman
Catholic Union of America will be noted for his long time efforts
in keeping this baseball tradition active.
out the ceremonial first pitch will be Jerry Lubiarz of PRCUA #1368
and Nicole Blaszczyk, Miss Michigan-2009.
Besides having the baseball field covered with lively Polka dancing,
the colorful spectacle will continue with great Polka music. The
grand part of the pre-game celebration will be the music. This will
include The Natural Tones, The Kielbasa Kings and the ever popular,
Big Daddy Lackowski & the La-De-Das.The pregame show will be
dedicated to the memories of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and
First Lady Maria Kaczynski and Members of the Presidential Delegation
to Katyn that perished in the April 10, 2010 airplane crash in Smolensk,
television personality, Chuck Gaidica and Polish Night Coordinator,
Barb Toboy will be at the pregame microphone.
The Detroit Tigers will also host the Friday postgame “Fireworks
Show”, (weather permitting).
ticket package includes an upper deck Box Seat, a Polish-American
T-shirt, hot dog, bag of chips and a small Pepsi. Plus, $5 from
every package sold will donated to the Polish-American Congress
favorite stadium fixtures including the Baseball Carousal and the
Detroit Tiger’s historical ‘Walk of Fame’, inside
of Comerica Park will be available.
group sales contact Dan Griesbaum of the Tigers at 313-471-2246
Michigan Nicole Blaszyzyk will throw out the ceremonial first