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My Town: Forest Hills Northern and Comstock Park help break in newly rebuilt ballpark

My Town: Forest Hills Northern and Comstock Park help break in newly rebuilt ballpark

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Baseball players from two local high schools will be among the first visiting teams to Fifth Third Ballpark’s newly rebuilt space.

Forest Hills Northern will take on Comstock Park during a doubleheader this Friday, April 18.  Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown at 4 p.m.  Game 2 will start 30 minutes after Game 1 ends.  For more information, visit the Fifth Third Ballpark website here.

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Feeding America West Michigan is looking for people to join its team for the Access Hunger Walk.

This year’s walk will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Park Church in downtown Grand Rapids.  Proceeds from the event will go to Feeding America West Michigan and other anti-hunger agencies in the area.

To join the team, visit the sign up page here.

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps 2014 season roster includes a Verlander

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps 2014 season roster includes a Verlander

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The younger brother of Tigers’ star Justin Verlander will grace the outfield during the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 2014 season.

The Whitecaps announced its roster Saturday.  The lineup includes pitchers Jonathan Crawford and Kevin Ziomek, who were the Tigers’ first and second-round selections in the 2013 draft. Austin Kubitza, Buck Farmer and Chad Green will round out the rotation for the Whitecaps season opener.

Joining them is outfield is Ben Verlander, the younger brother of 2011 American League MVP Justin Verlander, as well as 2012 NCAA batting champion Raph Rhymes and speedy center field prospect Austin Schotts.  The infield will include 18-year-old Javier Betancourt, the nephew of former Major Leaguer Edgardo Alfonzo.  Dominic Ficociello and Curt Powell will also return to the infield.

The club will be led by new manager Andrew Graham, who helped lead the Whitecaps to a Midwest League championship as a player in 2004.

My Town: Whitecaps offering Opening Day ticket special and Tigers watch party

My Town: Whitecaps offering Opening Day ticket special and Tigers watch party

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COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Baseball season in Michigan kicks off Monday and the West Michigan Whitecaps are celebrating the return of America’s Pastime with a party to watch the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers and a ticket special for the Whitecaps home opener!

For the ninth straight season the Whitecaps and 97 LAV are opening the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth Third Ballpark to watch the Detroit Tigers start their season against the Kansas City Royals. Game time is 1:08 p.m. and the doors to the Pepsi Stadium Club open at noon.

This is a free event with food and beverage available for purchase. WLAV morning show host Tony Gates will be on hand to emcee. There will be prizes given away throughout the game including tickets to future Tigers games this season.

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Pizza Hut is holding a March 31st fundraiser to benefit the Relay For Life of Comstock Park High School Teams.

Plan your weekly pizza night for Monday, March 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Relay For Life of Comstock Park. This is good for delivery, carry out or dine in at the Alpine, Plainfield and 10 Mile locations.

The above flyer must be printed out and presented at the time of purchase.  The flyer can also obtained by visiting the Relay For Life of Comstock Park Facebook page.

 

My Town Comstock Park: Registration open for Fred 200 Mile Relay

My Town Comstock Park: Registration open for Fred 200 Mile Relay

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Registration is open for an overnight relay taking athletes from Comstock Park all the way to Cadillac and back.

The Fred 200 Mile Relay is August 8-9, 2014.  Crews will take turns running the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. This year, organizers are also adding a 100 mile relay called “The Ed.”  That event takes athletes just one way- from Cadillac to Comstock Park. 

For more information including how to register, visit the Fred 200 Mile Relay website here.

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps hold naming contest for new mascot

My Town Comstock Park: Whitecaps hold naming contest for new mascot

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The West Michigan Whitecaps is adding a new female River Rascal to its family, but the team needs your help giving her a name.

Baseball fans are asked to post their name suggestions on the West Michigan Whitecaps Facebook page, or they can tweet their idea to @wmwhitecaps using #NewCapsMascot.  Submissions will also be accepted by emailing promotions@whitecapsbaseball.com.  The deadline for name entries is noon on Feb. 24.  The winner will get a prize pack that includes opening day tickets, mascot merchandise and a personal meeting with the new mascot.

The new mascot will be revealed on opening day.  To read about her background, visit the Whitecaps website here.