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Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 : 3:40 p.m.

Mott Children's Hospital will honor Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge

By Pete Bigelow

C.S. Mott Children's Hopsital will honor Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge and his wife, Shani, next Wednesday, for their recent naming donation at the university hospital.

The event, open to parents and children at the hospital, will start with a parade in the hospital's courtyard at 11:30 a.m., and feature hot dogs, caramel corn, a visit from the Detroit Tigers' mascot and more.

The Inges, who live in Dexter, are regular visitors at the hospital and recently gave $100,000 to name a playroom "The Dugout" for children receiving cancer treatments at the new Mott. They also support a fund for parents and children who face financial hardships while receiving treatment at Mott.

For more information on Mott's "Champions for Children" campaign, click here.

For more information on Inge and his ties to the Ann Arbor area, check out this blog post from sports writer John U. Bacon.



Fri, Aug 28, 2009 : 8 a.m.

Truly a local hero. I like seeing people of his stature give back in ways like this.


Thu, Aug 27, 2009 : 5:49 p.m.

Brandon Inge is not only amazing on the field but off the field as well. I am glad to see him and his wife do so many things for children that need so much care and to bring a smile to so many of them. I will never forget the night where Branon had a kids name tatooed on his arm and ended up hitting a homerun that same night. I would of loved to seen the smile on that kid. I hope you are a Tiger for life!