Mona Shores gets $10K Grand Slam Grant

Sun drenched Comerica Park hours before Game 3 of the 2012 World Series (Oct. 27, 2012)

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — Muskegon Mona Shores High School has been awarded $10,000 from Comerica Bank and the Detroit Tigers for its baseball and softball programs.

The school was chosen as this year’s West Michigan regional winner of the Grand Slam Grant, which was created in 2011 to help public schools in Michigan to create, expand or improve baseball or softball programs, according to a release.

Mona Shores will use the money to construct a second baseball diamond, the release said. The high school has three teams, but currently has only one baseball field. Teams often have to practice on the football field or in the gym.

The Sailors baseball and softball teams will be presented with a check at Comerica Park during the Tigers’ April 5 game against the Baltimore Orioles. Mona Shores Coach William Lent will throw the ceremonial first pitch at that game.

Robichaud High School in Dearborn Heights was chosen as the Southeast region winner of the grant this year.

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