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Detroit Tigers Enlist Help From Local Choir For Online Video

DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) - Monday was supposed to be opening day for the Detroit Tigers, but looking at an empty Comerica Park serves as a sad reminder of our current state.

But behind the dark clouds, there lies a silver lining.

Silence, on a day that should be filled with the roars of excited fans, opening day for the Detroit Tigers may be on hold.

The Tigers organization is still hoping to bring fans together.

"So in a brain storming session about how we can continue to elevated the message about opening day and to make our city feel connected in this very special moment, we came up with the idea that we wanted to reach out to some young people," said Detroit Tigers Vice President of Marketing Ellen Hill Zeringue.

The ball club reached out to the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences show choir. In just three days, the choir's director Angela Kee brought 15 of the 32 members together virtually who said it was challenging and enlightening.

"It just gave me a chance to see my students in their own space," said Kee.

The choir is known for their uplifting performances throughout the city.

"It's an amazing experience for someone my age, with everything and the Coronavirus going around. I feel like it's really a blessing for us to still spread our message," said 13-year-old choir member Kyndall Bouldin.

The message being, "God Bless America," Zeringue said, she knew this was the perfect song, considering our country is in a crisis.

"To make people feel good and to remind people, we're going to get through this, and we're going to get through it together," said Zeringue.

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