Tigers Press Release
Mario Impemba Continues to Provide 'Operation Opening Day' to Troops of the United States Armed Forces
Detroit, MI- For the sixth consecutive year, transplanted Detroit Tigers fans currently serving in the United States Armed Forces can enjoy this season's home opener in the form of 'Operation Opening Day' -- a four-hour DVD containing FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of the Tigers 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on March 31 at Comerica Park.
'Operation Opening Day' is a gift from FOX Sports Detroit play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba, in cooperation with the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, and Major League Baseball Productions. Available to all active members of the military, the DVD contains pregame festivities, the entire game telecast and postgame interviews.
"Opening Day in Detroit is our annual holiday that brings our city together, something so many of the men and women in our Armed Forces do not have a chance to experience in person," said Impemba. "While they are away serving our country, I am honored to bring Opening Day to them and hope this small piece of home lets them know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice."
Troops, as well as family and friends of troops, can request this special gift at Tigers.com/operationopeningday. Orders must include a valid military address (APO, SPO or FPO address, military base or ship address) so the DVD gift can be mailed directly to the men and women currently serving our country. Quantities are limited and requests will be fulfilled as received.