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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tigers to wear camouflage gear on Memorial Day

Call it a money grab, if you'd like — after all, most alternate jerseys and hats for sports leagues end up being just that — but at least it's for a cause.

The Detroit Tigers, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, will be sporting Marine Corps style camouflage-themed hats and jerseys in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, and they unveiled what the gear looks like on Wednesday. They'll probably sell a lot of them, too.

The twist is that MLB donates 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the special gear to its Welcome Back Veterans program, a five-year-old initiative designed to help fund university hospitals that provide treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The University of Michigan has one such program that receives funding from the project.

In addition to the special gear — which can be worn on other days that individual franchises honor veterans — MLB fans be asked to participate in a pregame moment of silence to honor returning vets, as well as join the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.


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