Tigers stepping up to support Jack's Place Foundation

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News
Nick Castellanos, right, will be among the Tigers signing autographs to help raise money for Jack's Place.

Detroit — It usually works the other way. The head of a charitable organization will approach a player and ask for a donation of time and/or money.

In this case, Tigers right fielder Nick Castellanos approached Tigers’ longtime radio analyst Jim Price and said, “How can I help?”

Price and his wife, Lisa, founded the Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation in 2002. Castellanos wanted to help.

“I told him we didn’t have anything scheduled right now,” Price said. “Then he said, ‘How about if I sign some autographs to raise some money?’ And once he said that, a couple others guys came on board with him.”

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From 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Episcopal Church (2326 Woodward), across from Hockeytown Café,  Castellanos, Michael Fulmer and Matthew Boyd will be signing autographs. Castellanos and Fulmer will sign any item for $60 and their trading card for $50.

Boyd will sign any item for $40 and his trading card for $30.

All the money will go to benefit Jack’s Place.

“People should know that there are some really, really good people in that Tigers’ clubhouse,” Price said.