Detroit Tigers Opening Day

If corned beef is Sy Ginsberg’s favorite non-living thing in the world – and we think it might be – then Detroit baseball has to be a really close second. The walls of his cramped office are covered in various forms of Tiger memorabilia, and he claims he has not missed an opening day game in over 40 years. Oh, yes. He has attended the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp in Lakeland, Florida over 10 times. He doesn’t remember the specific number.

So when the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Campers & Friends hold their annual Opening Day fundraiser for Jack’s Place For Autism, Sy – and United Meat & Deli – is right there to help. Each year the campers hold a tailgate party on opening day, where the admission price buys hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, and other donated goods. UMD proudly donates all of the meat for this fundraiser.

A sea of Tiger blue

That’s Sy on the left, and Jon Warden, pitcher with the 1968 world champion Tigers!

Jack’s is a local 501(c)(3) charity founded by Jim Price, former Tiger catcher and current color announcer to provide services to families dealing with autism, and to ultimately establish a physical center for long term care.