DETROIT, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 July 29 through Aug. 18, 2013. One lucky hometown hero will be offered the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Sept. 22, 2013, Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park; 40 tickets to the game; and a $10,000 grant to the winner's 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. "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 County.Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank and narrowed down to the top 10 contestants. On Aug. 30, the top 10 videos will be uploaded to the Comerica Cares Facebook page and open for public voting. Voting ends Sept. 14 and the winner will be announced on Monday, Sept. 16. For more information and to enter, head to www.facebook.com/ComericaCares. About Comerica BankComerica Bank, with 215 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to invest in Michigan. Comerica's $17 million renovation of its building at 411 W. Lafayette in Detroit was completed last year and the renamed Comerica Bank Center is now the bank's Michigan Market headquarters. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/ComericaCares. Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares. About The Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.tigers.com. SOURCE Comerica Bank