Saturday, August 10, 2013

O say, can you sing?

American Flag - Photo by Keith Syvinski
As part of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Comerica Park, Comerica Bank is giving back to local heroes through the Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest. The contest, which is open to Southeast Michigan police and firefighters, runs August 18. One lucky hometown hero will be offered the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the September 22 game at Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers will take on the Chicago White Sox. The winner will also receive 40 tickets to the game as well as a $10,000 grant to his or her police or fire station.

"Local police and fire departments are the backbone of our communities, keeping us safe day in and day out," said Mike Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank – Michigan, in a prepared statement. "This is our way of recognizing their invaluable work and saying thank you to the best and bravest."

Police officers and firefighters who are interested in entering should upload a video of themselves singing the National Anthem to the National Anthem tab on the Comerica Cares Facebook page. Entrants must be 18 years or older and a member of a police or fire department in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne Counties.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank who will narrow the field to the top ten contestants. On August 30, the top ten videos will be uploaded to the Comerica Cares Facebook page and open for public voting. Voting will end on September 14 and the winner will be announced on Monday, September 16.

For more information and to enter, head to

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