Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Frank Tanana will be at Encore! Upscale Resale to sign autographs and greet customers on Saturday, February 9. Tanana is appearing to help raise awareness for the resale store, and to promote athletics at Southfield Christian School, the beneficiary of all store proceeds.
“We are excited that Frank Tanana will be here to support our store and Southfield Christian School,” says Encore! General Manager, Scott Kowalski. “Frank is an excellent example of an athlete and a Christian, someone we would be pleased to have our children look up to.”
Autographs are free, MLB baseballs will also be available for purchase. Tanana will sign autographs from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Frank Tanana was a Major League Baseball pitcher who made his MLB debut in 1973. He played 21 seasons in the major leagues for the California Angels, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and New York Yankees. During his pitching career he recorded 240 wins. His lifetime earned run average is 3.66 and he had 2,773 strikeouts in his career (21st most all-time). He was a three time all-star from 1976-1978. In 1977 he led the A.L. in shutouts (7) and ERA (2.54). In 1975 he led the A.L. in strikeouts (269).
Encore! Upscale Resale resells gently used, high quality clothes, household items, furniture and more. The store, located on the northeast corner of Twelve Mile and Southfield roads in Southfield, Michigan, functions as a fundraising ministry for Southfield Christian School. Since opening in May of 2010, the store has raised more than $500,000 for the Scholarship Assistance Fund at Southfield Christian School, providing tuition assistance to over 120 families. Over 200 volunteers generously devote time each month to staff the store and provide courteous assistance to shoppers. The store is open Monday through Saturday (10:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday; 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday) and accepts donations daily. Encore! Upscale Resale was recently recognized as the best Fashion – Resale store in Metro Detroit in the WDIV Vote 4 the Best viewer poll.