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MLB: Tigers SP Justin Verlander Pledges $1M For Wins for Warriors
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MLB: Tigers SP Justin Verlander Pledges $1M For Wins for Warriors

Aug 29 2013, 1:49am CDT | by

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander pledged $1 million for Wins for Warriors to support the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander will donate $1 million to support the mental health of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  The initiative concerned is called Wins for Warriors, per the...

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MLB: Tigers SP Justin Verlander Pledges $1M For Wins for Warriors

Aug 29 2013, 1:49am CDT | by

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander pledged $1 million for Wins for Warriors to support the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander will donate $1 million to support the mental health of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. 

The initiative concerned is called Wins for Warriors, per the Tigers' official website. The veterans involved are those who live in Detroit, Norfolk and Richmond, where Verlander grew up. Norfolk and Richmond represent two of the largest military populations in the United States. 

The Tigers' website also states that "as many as one in three Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans who experience combat will eventually experience significant mental health challenges. Sadly, many don't seek help because of the stigma associated with receiving mental health care."

Verlander stated his vision is to help do away with this stigma. 

"My vision is to help erase the stigma around Veterans and their families that seek mental health services and join together to provide the support they need." 

John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press quotes Verlander, who told the press in a news conference at the Tigers' Comerica Park on Wednesday that he is very passionate about helping the men and women who have served the United States.

"This is something I've thought long and hard about, how to support the veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm very passionate about this. This initiative is a great opportunity for the fans and pubic to partner with me in supporting with these men and women who have served."

Lowe also adds that Wins for Warriors will donate to two national organizations -- Give an Hour and The Mission Continues. The former asks mental health professionals to set aside an hour weekly to offer free services to the military.

On the other hand, the latter "awards post-community fellowships to post-9/11 veterans," says Lowe.

Baseball fans who wish to support this initiative of Verlander via online fundraising can log on to www.JustinVerlander.com or www.crowdrise.com/justinverlander, per MLive.com's Chris Iott.  

 
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