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05/05/2009 12:29 PM ET
Josh Anderson, Edwin Jackson, Gerald Laird, Placido Polanco and Justin Verlander to provide Detroit-area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark

DETROIT -- Prior to today’s game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tigers players Josh Anderson, Edwin Jackson, Gerald Laird, Placido Polanco and Justin Verlander will provide everlasting memories to a group of children from University Prep Academy’s elementary school as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program rolls into Detroit.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

This season, “Buses for Baseball”, a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the Detroit Tigers organization and First Student Transportation in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.

To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust at http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/trust or visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/MLBPlayersTrust.