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Comerica Announces Top 10 Finalists for National Anthem Singing Contest
Voting is now open to the public

DETROIT/August 30, 2013 – Comerica Bank today announced the top 10 finalists for its Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest.

As a part of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Comerica Park, the lucky hometown hero who wins will be offered the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Sept. 22, 2013, Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park; 40 tickets to the game; and a $10,000 grant to his/her police or fire station.

A panel of judges from the Detroit Tigers, the media and Comerica Bank narrowed the field of contestants down to 10 finalists before opening the contest to public voting.

The top 10 finalists are:

  • Carl Allen, Police Officer, Detroit
  • Tyler Auclair and Jake Gilbert, Firefighters, Auburn Hills
  • Steven Curtis, Police Officer, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrice Dubose, Police Officer, Detroit
  • Walter Johnston, Firefighter, Hartland 
  • Brendan Moore, Police Officer, Ferndale
  • Raquel Reyes, Police Officer, Auburn Hills
  • Martin Rucker, Firefighter, Detroit
  • Jeffrey Siarto, Firefighter, Oxford
  • Roderick Wynn, Firefighter, Auburn Hills

“We were impressed by the creative submissions from the talented police officers and firefighters who serve our community,” said Mike Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank – Michigan. “Now the public has the opportunity to cast their vote and join Comerica in saying thank you to our hometown heroes for their bravery and dedication.”

Voting is open to the public now through Saturday, Sept. 14. Those who wish to vote in order to support their local hero can visit the Comerica Cares Facebook page, click on the “National Anthem” tab and follow the instructions. The winner will be announced on Monday, Sept. 16.

About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank, with 215 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to invest in Michigan. Comerica’s $17 million renovation of its building at 411 W. Lafayette in Detroit was completed last year and the renamed Comerica Bank Center is now the bank’s Michigan Market headquarters. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.

About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries including: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc.  Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit


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