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Tigers Wives

During the season, the Tigers Wives participate in many volunteer ventures along with their usual charitable contributions. The Tigers Wives hope to reinforce the team's commitment to the greater Detroit community and encourage Tigers fans to step up to the plate and volunteer in their community.

For more details of the Detroit Tigers Wives community outreach, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@tigers and #TigersWives).

2016 Detroit Tigers Wives "My Favorite Things" Broadcast Auction

Detroit Tigers Foundation & FOX Sports Detroit Broadcast Auction with the Tigers Wives

Wives auction

Each year, the Tigers Wives and FOX Sports Detroit host the Annual “Favorite Things” Broadcast Auction to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. The auction features items hand-selected by the Tigers Wives including unique memorabilia ranging from baseballs to game used items to autographed memorabilia along with items to reflect their famous husbands’ favorite things like gift cards to their favorite restaurants, their favorite DVD and snacks. The auction also included items to reflect the favorite things of the FOX Sports Detroit broadcasters and PAWS. Along with the bids, the first 200 individuals that called and donated $60 or more received a limited edition Detroit Tigers Foundation Custom Bow Tie. Overall the 2016 auction raised over $17,400 for the Detroit Tigers Foundation.

Wives auction
  1. Brad Ausmus
  2. Matt Boyd and James McCann
  3. Michael Fulmer and Justin Upton
  4. Ian Kinsler and Mike Pelfrey
  5. Justin Verlander and Mark Lowe
  6. Jordan Zimmermann and Alex Wilson
  7. FOX Sports Detroit
  8. PAWS Basket

Hand-picked items by wife Liz Ausmus

Wives auction
  • Tigers clubhouse issued road jersey autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Photo autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Baseball autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Orange Theory gift certificate (10 classes)
  • Powerbeats2 wireless headphones
  • Detroit Tigers tshirt (size L)
  • Tigers Mist 'N Sip water bottle
  • Orange Theory workout bag: water bottle, sunglasses, sweat towel and drawstring bag
  • Baseball fashion scarf
  • Baseball bracelet

WINNER: $1,000 - Phil G.

Matt Boyd and James McCann

Hand-picked by wives Ashley Boyd and Jessica McCann

Boyd auction
Matt Boyd
  • Tigers clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Matt Boyd
  • Clubhouse issued cap autographed by Matt Boyd
  • Baseball autographed by Matt Boyd
  • LeCreuset 9" cast iron skillet
  • Cooking class for two at Mirepoix
  • Set of two kitchen towels
  • Tigers 16oz. wine glasses

McCann auction
James McCann
  • Game used player model bat autographed by James McCann
  • Clubhouse issued cleats autographed by James McCann
  • Clubhouse issued catcher's mask autographed by James McCann
  • James McCann's personal Tigers tickets (4) including on-field batting practice passes and a meet and greet with James McCann
  • Star Lanes bowling passes (4), good for up to 6 people for 1 hour each
  • Emagine movie passes (4)
  • Emagine free popcorn voucher (4)
  • Emagine free small drink voucher (4)
  • Detroit Zoo passes (Family 4 pack)
  • Fire pit
  • Skewers
  • S'mores supplies
  • Beat the Parents board game
  • Dominoes
  • UNO cards
  • NIV Bible
  • "Count your Blessings" wooden décor
  • Wiffle bat and balls
  • DVDs: The Sandlot and Space Jam
  • Popcorn

WINNER: $3,100 - Julie W.

Michael Fulmer and Justin Upton

Hand-picked by wives Kelsey Fulmer and Ashley Upton

Fulmer auction
Michael Fulmer
  • Tigers clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Michael Fulmer
  • Clubhouse issued cap autographed by Michael Fulmer
  • Baseball autographed by Michael Fulmer
  • Camouflage Igloo cooler
  • XBOX ONE game: NHL'16
  • Josh Abbott Band "Tuesday Night" CD
  • The Big Lebowski DVD
  • Flextone Duck Caller
  • Justin Boots hunting cap
  • Detroit Tigers bottle holder
  • Detroit Tigers golf balls
  • Ford F-250 Key Chain
  • Bowling Pin Socks
  • Chocolate-covered pecans
  • Lays barbeque chips (2 bags)
  • Arizona Sweet Tea
  • Cherry Pepsi

Upton auction
Justin Upton
  • Tigers clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Justin Upton
  • Game used cleats autographed by Justin Upton
  • Clubhouse issued batting gloves autographed by Justin Upton
  • Powerbeats2 wireless headphones
  • Callaway kickback putt cup
  • Adidas men's golf belt
  • White Adidas golf hat
  • Taylormade golf balls (12)
  • S'ip by S'well hot and cold water bottle
  • Starburst Fruit Chews Minis
  • Haribo gummy bears

WINNER: $1,650 - Frank G.

Ian Kinsler and Mike Pelfrey

Hand-picked by wives Tess Kinsler and Angela Pelfrey

Kinsler auction
Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse issued player model bat autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse issued worn Nike baseball cleats autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Tigers baseball cap autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Nike golf bag
  • Nike Method Origin putter (34") with cover (right handed)
  • Tigers golf club headcovers (3)
  • Tigers golf towel
  • Tigers water bottle
  • Tigers beverage holder
  • Tigers golf chip markers (3)
  • Tigers divot tool
  • Tigers golf tees (50)
  • Tigers golf umbrella

Pelfrey auction
Mike Pelfrey
  • Game used cleats autographed by Mike Pelfrey
  • Clubhouse issued cap autographed by Mike Pelfrey
  • Baseball autographed by Mike Pelfrey
  • Golf chipping net
  • Detroit Tigers putting mat
  • Foam golf ball practice basket
  • Titleist Velocity golf balls
  • Titleist Men's Perma-Soft Golf Glove
  • Titleist Men's Sports Mesh Fitted Golf Hat
  • Tigers Golf Towel
  • Detroit Tigers Golf Tees (50 pack)

WINNER: $2,200 - Angela L.

Justin Verlander and Mark Lowe

Hand-picked by fiancé Kate Upton and wife Stephanie Lowe

Verlander auction
Justin Verlander
  • Tigers home jersey autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Baseball autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Photo autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Game-used Verlander baseball autographed by Kate Upton
  • James Bond Blu-Ray collection
  • Starbucks gift card ($50)
  • Ferrari Model Car
  • Moscow Mule cocktail kit (non-alcoholic)
  • Bridgestone golf balls
  • Truffle oil set
  • Tigers baseball dog collar
  • Tigers baseball dog bowl
  • Wins for Warriors hat
  • Victory for Veterans tshirt (XL)
  • Justin's peanut butter cups

Lowe auction
Mark Lowe
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cap autographed by Mark Lowe
  • Clubhouse issued Nike player custom mitt autographed by Mark Lowe
  • Baseball autographed by Mark Lowe
  • Tour V3 lazer rangefinder
  • Digital fork thermometer
  • XBOX ONE game: Madden '17
  • Trader Joe's assorted chocolate truffles

WINNER: $2,550 - Victor M.

Jordan Zimmermann and Alex Wilson

Hand-picked by wives Mandy Zimmermann and Kristin Wilson

Zimmerman auction
Jordan Zimmermann
  • Game-worn cleats autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Game-worn gloves autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Growth chart autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Eskimo 2 Person Ice Shelter
  • Multi Purpose Sled
  • Ugly Stik Ice Combo Rod
  • Deep Freeze Fishing Items (Wireless Bluetipz Transmitter, Gear, Hole Skimmer, Tape Measurer)
  • Beaver Dam Tip-Up
  • Carhartt Tshirt (XL)
  • Minnow Scoop
  • Detroit Tigers checkers
  • Detroit Tigers deck of cards
  • Hand/foot warmers

Wilson auction
Alex Wilson
  • Tigers clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Clubhouse issued baseball hat autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Baseball autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Knife from Rapid River Knifeworks
  • Omaha Steaks gift card ($100)
  • Michigan Beer Cap Map
  • Moosejaw Detroit tshirt (size L)
  • Moosejaw Detroit snapback cap
  • Moosejaw Detroit Nalgene water bottle
  • Whisky stones
  • Whisky glasses (2)
  • Beard shampoo and conditioner

WINNER: $850 - Danny D.


FSD auction
  • Rod Allen: $75 Lululemon gift card
  • Mario Impemba: Starbucks gift card ($25), iTunes gift card ($30), gummy bears
  • Johnny Kane: Titleist ProV1x Golf Balls and Berry Skittles
  • John Keating: Buffalo Wild Wings gift card ($25), grilling cookbook, iPhone ear buds
  • Kristen Keith: Nordstrom gift card ($75)
  • Craig Monroe: Taylor Guitar Strap
  • Matt Shepard: Clint Eastwood DVD Collection, Tigers Golf Headcovers (3), Antighost "Wolves & Sheep" CD (Son's band)
  • Trevor Thompson: Sherwood, wooden hockey stick (right-handed) and Titleist ProV1x Golf Balls (12)
  • Justin White: Running Fit gift card ($75)
  • Mickey York: $75 Dick O'Dow's gift card
  • Jack Morris: Bass Pro Shop tackle box, field mouse lure, soft plastic lures (3 packs), freshwater lures (2), saltwater lure
  • FSD Backpack with promotional items: Detroit vs. Everybody tshirt (XL), Baseball tee (L), Insulated lunch bag, sports towel, April in the D bobblehead, baseball hat, koozie, adhesive cell phone wallet/stand, sunflower seeds

WINNER: $800 - Rick K.


Wives auction
  • The opportunity for your child to take PAWS to school*
  • Miguel Cabrera autographed baseball bat
  • J.D. Martinez Autographed Baseball
  • 2017 Kids Opening Day Tickets (4)
  • Henry Ford & Greenfield Village Day Passes (4)
  • Tickets to see Sesame Street Live at Fox Theatre (4)
  • ALL 2016 Sunday Kids Day giveaways
  • Nine (9) vouchers for free Hudsonville Ice Cream (1 carton each)
  • PAWS Fathead
  • PAWS Coin Bank
  • PAWS stuffed animal
  • Tigers Olde English D Backpack
  • Large PAWS golf bobblehead
  • Tigers Pez dispenser
  • PAWS lunch box cooler

*within 60 miles round-trip of Comerica Park. Additional mileage may be arranged.

WINNER: $1,660 - Jack S.

Tigers Wives Visit Children's Center for Family Board Game Night

The Tigers Wives partnered with The Children's Center to host a Game Night for the children and families at The Children's Center. Game Night is an opportunity for children to play board games over a healthy meal, developing both social interaction and critical thinking skills under the guidance and support of adult volunteers.

The Tigers Wives provided educational board games for playtime, prizes, goodie bags, snacks and dinner for all of the children. Tigers Wives volunteered to run the event and man each game station, encouraging every child to get involved and provided a fun-filled atmosphere for the children and families.

Serving the Hungry and Homeless in Detroit

The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Trucks make various stops throughout the city of Detroit, in the areas that demonstrate the most need. At each stop, the trucks provide food to the hungry and homeless. The Truck runs every day to serve those in need in Detroit. Tigers Wives joined Salvation Army staff to prepare and serve meals from the Bed & Bread Trucks as they toured the city on their daily routes.

Making Detroit a Greener Place

For the past three years the Tigers Wives have joined The Greening of Detroit for a morning of planting trees. The Greening of Detroit has served as a leader of neighborhood green space development for over two decades, creating sustainable, clean and green environments in Detroit's neighborhoods. While Detroit was originally designed with tree-lined streets, the city has lost almost 500,000 trees on public and private property since the 1950s. Restoring tree canopies is the key objective of The Greening of Detroit, and Tigers Wives have joined efforts to support the city and other community members in reaching this goal.

Tigers Wives Race for the Cure

The Tigers Wives along with the Detroit Tigers front office staff, family, and friends created a walking/running team to participate in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure 5K walk/run at Chene Park to raise awareness and funds supporting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. After participating in the walk/run, the Tigers Wives and the Detroit Tigers Race for the Cure Team presented the Tigers Wives "Rookie of the Year Award" to the largest new team at the Race for the Cure. The winning team received complimentary tickets to an upcoming Tigers game!

Feeding the Kids

The Tigers Wives joined Variety-Detroit to pack backpacks with food for their Variety Feeds Kids program. During their visit wives packed balanced, nutritious meals for 700 local elementary school children from low-income households who otherwise might not have food to eat over the weekend. Variety, The Children’s Charity, is committed to helping kids all over the United States no matter the need.

Birthday Party Project

The Tigers Wives hosted a birthday party for children and their families at HAVEN, in partnership with The Birthday Party Project. The Birthday Party Project partners with shelters for vulnerable populations to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of Birthdays. There was a lot of fun, food, and smiles enjoyed by all!