HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - The Holland High School softball team has been chosen a recipient of the $10,000 Grand Slam Grant.
The team was chosen as the central and west Michigan regional winner of the grant, which is sponsored by Comerica Bank.
The grant was announced during a Wednesday surprise student assembly, according to a release from Comerica.
West Michigan Whitecaps mascot Crash and 104.5 WSNX DJ Internio Mike provided information and Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks congratulated the students via video message.
In addition to the $10,000 grant, the softball team will also receive 60 tickets to see the Tigers play the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 6, at which point a ceremony to present the team with a check will be held on the field.
The Grand Slam program was first created by Comerica Bank in 2011 to help public schools in Michigan to create, expand or improve baseball or softball programs, according to the release.
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