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Cornerstone Schools Invite You to Be a Tiger for Kids

DETROIT, Aug. 13 — On Monday, September 8th, Cornerstone Schools and the Detroit Tigers will host the 3rd annual Be A Tiger For Kids event at Comerica Park. This notable event is a thank you to thousands across various communities in and around metropolitan Detroit who have helped to provide an excellent education to 1,131 children who attend Cornerstone Schools.

Tiger Fire by Simon BullCornerstone Schools encourage the community to donate at CornerstoneSchools.org and help to change a life and create a new city for all through education excellence. This year more than ever, Cornerstone needs the help of the community to re-enroll their students this fall. One hundred percent of the donation goes to the Cornerstone Scholarship fund.

Many of the parents whose children now attend Cornerstone are at or below the poverty line and have been negatively impacted by the economic conditions in the city. Most of the parents work two jobs to cover the cost of their child’s education. All parents must pay something towards their child’s tuition regardless of their financial means. A donation to Cornerstone’s Scholarship fund fills the financial gap.

As a thank you for qualifying donations, one will receive entry to the Rock ‘n Roar pre-game party on September 8th, a fun family event with food, entertainment, games provided and tickets to the 7:05 pm Tigers vs. Oakland A’s ball game. The Cornerstone choir will sing the national anthem and thank the thousands of supporters on hand sporting bright orange tee shirts.

“It is quite the visual. We are fortunate to have the support of so many from the various communities in and around Detroit; however, we have yet to reach our financial goals for the 2008/2009 school year. We need help from the community to continue with our mission to educate the children of the city. As individuals there is nothing greater one can do than to change a life and provide a child with a future,” says Clark Durant, CEO, Cornerstone Schools.

Cornerstone Schools are high-performing faith based independent schools in Detroit. Through the support of the community, Cornerstone seeks to achieve the following: an excellent education for 1,131 children Cornerstone children, a broad and beloved community of friends to surround these children with excellent role models and supporters who can help provide scholarship assistance so our current children can re-enroll this fall, and a sustainable model that will drive change for excellence in the larger system.

The Be A Tiger For Kids event is sponsored by over 30 corporate sponsors which include; AT&T, Beaumont Hospitals, Big Boy, Cargill, Cunnington Family Foundation, Detroit Medical Center, DTE Energy, Fisher & Company, GM, ITC Holdings Corp., Masco Corporation, Meijer, MTU Detroit Diesel, National City, National Logistics Management, Park West Galleries, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, William Pulte, Richard Helppie, Shuert Enterprises, Soave Enterprises, The Broad Foundation, Weldaloy,Yazaki and others.

To donate and receive tickets for the Be A Tiger For Kids event on September 8th, visit CornerstoneSchools.org or call 1-800-343-0950.

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