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Detroit police take on PAL kids at a ballgame at Calcara Park May 13


It’s kids versus cops this Saturday, May 13, at Calcara Park when Detroit police officers take on the young people enrolled in PAL youth baseball and softball programs.

The game, which is the first to be played on the newly renovated diamond at Calcara Park, is hosted by Comerica Bank and Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL).

The pre-game ceremony is at 11 a.m. Deputy Police Chief Ulysha Hall will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 11:10 and Comerica will present a gift of 2,400 baseballs and softballs to support the 2017 PAL season.

The game starts and 11:20 and will be done by 12:20.

The inaugural game celebrates the completion of the new field and the start of the 2017 PAL season at the park.


Volunteers from Comerica kicked off the renovation by painting the backstop.

The diamond at the park was renovated thanks to a $25,000 award from Comerica to Detroit PAL in 2016. Volunteers from Comerica kicked off the renovation by painting the backstop followed by a professional renovation of the field.

The field was completed in early 2017 and will be used for Detroit PAL’s T-ball and coach pitch programs beginning this season.

Calcara Park is located at 3420 Charlevoix St.

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