Ford Motor Company Sponsors Catch Night of Champions XIX

Friday, October 3, 2008 General News J E 4
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 2 Ford Motor Company is proud tosponsor CATCH Night of Champions XIX, Wednesday, October 15, at 6 p.m., at TheRitz-Carlton in Dearborn. The event features the CATCH Hall of Fame inductionceremony for local heroes for their service to the community.

This year's inductees are Detroit Tigers' center fielder CurtisGranderson; Beaumont Hospital major donors and philanthropists Florine andPeter Ministrelli; and Andiamo Restaurant Group owners Rosalie and JosephVicari.

The annual Dr. Clarence Livingood Humanitarian Award will also bepresented. This year's recipient is Dr. Ernest Krug III, honored for his workas Chief of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital.

"Ford Motor Company has been a major supporter of CATCH since 1989 and thepresenting sponsor of Night of Champions since 1991," said Jim Hughes,Executive Director of CATCH. "Without its ongoing support, the Night ofChampions event would never have been as successful."

The night features a sit-down dinner and live auction of one-of-a-kindpackages, including unique dinners and sports experiences.

Tickets for CATCH Night of Champions XIX are $175, with all proceedsbenefitting CATCH. For ticket information, please call the CATCH office at313-876-9399, or visit


CATCH, founded in 1987 by former Detroit Tigers Manager Sparky Anderson,raises funds for items and services that improve the quality of life of sick,injured and needy pediatric patients who receive care from Children's Hospitaland Henry Ford Hospital. Included are the CATCH Pediatric Mobile HealthPrograms that provide basic health services for Detroit children whoexperience barriers to accessing health care.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Withabout 228,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's core andaffiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda.The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Formore information regarding Ford's products, please visit .

SOURCE Ford Motor Company


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