Monday, June 20, 2005

You, too, can be an All-Star!

With the All-Star Game just three weeks away, organizers for the MLB's yearly tournament have shifted their preparation plans into high gear; they want to make sure the D looks its best as throngs of visitors from across the world begin flooding in.

Similar to what will be needed for Super Bowl XL in February, preparing Detroit for the 2005 All- Star Game at Comerica Park is going to require the assistance of more than just a few groups of people; in fact, hundreds are needed.

If you are interested in helping get the Motor City ready for this major event, consider volunteering three hours of your time this Saturday at the All-Star Super Makeover, a huge project aimed at cleaning and freshening-up Detroit just in time for its worldwide visitors next month.

The All-Star Super Makeover will be held from 9-12:30 pm on Saturday, June 25, and will involve picking up trash, painting over graffiti, power-washing walkways, and disposing of weeds.

Graffiti, like that pictured above, is a major target for the Super Makeover

Volunteers should visit the Get in the Game website to sign up and should meet at the entrance to Comerica Park at 9 am on Saturday to register. Once signed in, you'll be assigned to a team of about 20 people. Together, you and your group members will work on a particular spot within the target cleaning area of the project, which encompasses everything between Mack and the riverfront from the north and south, and I-75 and the Lodge freeways from east and west.

Still not convinced you want to be an All-Star? Well, maybe a little incentive will make you change your mind: the Detroit Tigers are giving away two tickets to a future game to the first 1000 All-Star Makeover volunteers that pre-register and participate at this Saturday's event.