Friday, August 15, 2008

The Park West Foundation and Park West Gallery Sponsor Be A Tiger For Kids

Simon Bull
"Tiger Fire"

Supporting Creative, Lasting Solutions for Youth

In 2005 Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, owners of the acclaimed Park West Gallery and Cruise Art Auctions, founded this not-for-profit organization as a way to give something back to their Detroit community. The Park West Foundation was organized to provide much needed help to youth where it is needed the most. Of the many groups the foundation helps, New Directions For Youth aims to provide under privileged children with a support system to ease the difficult transition from foster care to a fulfilling life as young adults. The Park West Foundation is funded primarily through financial contributions and donations of fine art by Park West Gallery.


Cornerstone Schools Invite You to Be a Tiger for Kids on September 8th

DETROIT, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, September 8th, Cornerstone Schools and the Detroit Tigers will host the 3rd annual Be A Tiger For Kids event at Comerica Park. This notable event is a thank you to thousands across various communities in and around metropolitan Detroit who have helped to provide an excellent education to 1,131 children who attend Cornerstone Schools.

Cornerstone Schools encourage those from the community to donate at and help to change a life and create a new city for all through education excellence. This year more than ever, Cornerstone needs the help of the community to re-enroll their students this fall. One hundred percent of the donation goes to the Cornerstone Scholarship fund. Many of the parents whose children now attend Cornerstone are at or below the poverty line and have been negatively impacted by the economic conditions in the city. Most of the parents work two jobs to cover the cost of their child's education. All parents must pay something towards their child's tuition regardless of their financial means. A donation to Cornerstone's Scholarship fund fills the financial gap.

As a thank you for qualifying donations, one will receive entry to the Rock 'n Roar pre-game party on September 8th, a fun family event with food, entertainment, games provided and tickets to the 7:05 pm Tigers vs. Oakland A's ball game. The Cornerstone choir will sing the national anthem and thank the thousands of supporters on hand sporting bright orange tee shirts. "It is quite the visual. We are fortunate to have the support of so many from the various communities in and around Detroit; however, we have yet to reach our financial goals for the 2008/2009 school year. We need help from the community to continue with our mission to educate the children of the city. As individuals there is nothing greater one can do than to change a life and provide a child with a future," says Clark Durant, CEO, Cornerstone Schools.

Cornerstone Schools are high-performing faith based independent schools in Detroit. Through the support of the community, Cornerstone seeks to achieve the following: an excellent education for 1,131 children Cornerstone children, a broad and beloved community of friends to surround these children with excellent role models and supporters who can help provide scholarship assistance so our current children can re-enroll this fall, and a sustainable model that will drive change for excellence in the larger system.

The Be A Tiger For Kids event is sponsored by over 30 corporate sponsors which include; AT&T, Beaumont Hospitals, Big Boy, Cargill, Cunnington Family Foundation, Detroit Medical Center, DTE Energy, Fisher & Company, GM, ITC Holdings Corp., Masco Corporation, Meijer, MTU Detroit Diesel, National City, National Logistics Management, Park West Galleries, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, William Pulte, Richard Helppie, Shuert Enterprises, Soave Enterprises, The Broad Foundation, Weldaloy,Yazaki and others.

To donate and receive tickets for the Be A Tiger For Kids event on September 8th, visit or call 1-800-343-0950.

SOURCE Cornerstone Schools Association


  1. What a wonderful event and for such a great cause! Go Tigers!

  2. I just received my letter from Cornerstone Schools and am happy to continue to support this event. See you at the game!

  3. Park West Foundation gives back. Along with Park West I support similar causes, including Cornerstone Schools. Yearly I send a check to this organization. We all should help to support the education of our future generation.

  4. If more of corporate America would participate in this type of sponsorship think of all the good that could be done.

  5. Let's get beyond all the negative Detroit publicity. Help support the local organizations that give back to our community.

  6. Don't let the Tigers current records stop you from attending the game. Get out, support Cornerstone Schools and the Tigers. They both need our show of support for all their efforts.

  7. There's still time to support the cause, game's Monday - see you all there.

  8. What a success, the Tigers won along with Cornerstone Schools. Thanks to everyone who participated.


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