FORMER TIGERS LEGEND TO BE HONORED FOR CHARITY WORK

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DETROIT— The Michigan Chronicle has named Detroit Tigers legend Willie Horton its 2008 “Man of Excellence” recipient. The award, selected by the Chronicle’s readership, is given to a positive role model in the city of Detroit. As the distinguished “Man of Excellence” beneficiary, the Chronicle will honor Horton for his contributions and accomplishments on and off the field during an invitation-only reception on Friday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m. at The Colony Club.
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The event will recognize Horton, Special Assistant to Tigers President, CEO and General Manager David Dombrowski, for his self awareness, high standards and strong ethics. He will also be acknowledged for being a father, husband, son, philanthropist, and an entrepreneur.
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To complement the reception, the Chronicle will highlight Horton, a 1968 World Series Champion, in a special commemorative section in the newspaper showcasing his contributions to the region, the community and to the business world. The Colony Club is located at 2310 Park Avenue at the intersection of Park and Montcalm in downtown Detroit, behind Hockeytown Cafe and the Fox Theatre parking garage. For more information about the event, log onto www.michronicleonline.com.