Justin Verlander gives back to Michigan Veterans
DETROIT, Mich.-- One Detroit Tiger is giving back to a Michigan community, in an all-star kind of way.
Justin Verlander is on the cover of a cereal box called Fastball Flakes.
Verlander was at the Allen Park Meijer Store to meet-and-greet Michigan Vets.
Verlander handed a check for $45,000 to The Veteran's Hospitals of Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Veterans lined the aisles of Meijer, meeting their favorite Tigers player, who has made it a priority to give back.
Verlander said, "I get messages and tweets all the time from kids eating their breakfast,holding up the box. It ended up being great and I'm happy I did it."
The baseball player said he was apprehensive about looking at his own face on a cereal box, but was blown away by the reception.