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Miguel Cabrera Helping To Keep Kids In The Game

October 09 2012 | no comments

Miguel Cabrera is the talk of baseball. And off the field, he’s also making his mark right here in the community.

All this week, Detroit 2020 is showcasing athletes who give back. Cabrera recently hosted a special night for kids at the ballpark.

On a rare evening off, Miguel Cabrera and some of his teammates came back to Comerica Park for the 4th annual Keeping Kids in the Game fundraiser.

Cabrera is taking a lead role in the support of children’s health and youth programs in conjunction with Detroit’s Children’s Hospital and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. It’s just part of an effort to extend his reach beyond the tremendous impact he makes daily on the field with the Tigers.

“I think that’s very important to this organization,” Cabrera said. “I’m lucky. I always thank God for this opportunity given to me…you have to give something back. This is the right time to do it.”

14 year-old Dakota Collins got a photo taken with Cabrera and an autograph. “On tv, they’re big and famous but here, they just seem like regular guys,” Collins said.

Cabrera’s talent demands respect…but he’s also earned it from his teammates for the way he plays the game.

“With Miguel, it doesn’t matter how well he does. He cares about how well the team’s doing. It shows in the clubhouse, around the guys and it shows on the field and it’s just another part of him that’s a great teammate and he’s really a great person to have here in Detroit,” said Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.

Click here to go to the Miguel Cabrera Foundation Facebook page.


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