Comerica Runs Anchor for The 2nd Annual Robert S Shumake Family Scholarship Relays During Freedom Week V

Released on = April 10, 2006, 9:39 pm

Press Release Author = Tonya Payton / S&S Associates

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = WHO: Comerica
WHAT: Runs Anchor in The 2nd Annual Robert S. Shumake Relays
WHERE: Martin Luther King High School, Detroit, Michigan
WHEN: April 29th 2006 @ 8:00 am
WHY: Business & Community Leaders Unite to Send Kids to College

Press Release Body = DETROIT- Comerica has secured the anchor position on the 2nd
Annual Robert S. Shumake Scholarship Relays Dream Team. The 2nd Annual Robert S.
Shumake Relay Races will be held on April 29, 2006 at the Martin Luther King High
School at 3200 East Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI at 8AM. Sanctioned by the U.S.
Track and Field Association, it will host a bevy of Mid-West High School students
competing for individual and team trophies and college scholarships.

Comerica, a multi-faceted corporation with an abiding sense of community
involvement, realizes that their businesses can only succeed if the
markets/communities that they serve are economically healthy and viable. From
investors' relations to career opportunities, Comerica has proven that they are
dedicated to improving the communities where their investors live and work. They are
constantly seeking opportunities where they can effectively and efficiently reach
out to the Greater Detroit area and fund worthwhile neighborhood programs beneficial
to the communities that they serve.

Running the lead off leg on this relay team is Robert S. Shumake, a former Edwin
Denby High School competitor and all-city track and field athlete. The Detroit
businessman and founder of the Inheritance Investment Group, a Detroit real estate
investment service firm, is the inspiration behind this unique and novel track meet.
Running the second leg of the relay is the Freedom Institute. Through Freedom
Weekend V, Reverend Wendell Anthony, Founder of Freedom Institute and MaryAnn Lee,
Executive Director of Freedom Institute, have worked diligently, bringing local and
national recognition to the Relays for its uniqueness of offering college
scholarships to deserving Mid-West student athletes. Tiffany Douglas, Executive
Director of the UNCF-Detroit Branch, runs up the third leg. Ms. Douglas and her
staff administer the college scholarships given by the Robert S. Shumake Family
Foundation to deserving and worthy high school students/athletes. Running the anchor
leg position on the Dream Team is Comerica, which has committed its vast resources
to expanding the Relays in its quest for providing college scholarships for the
students/athletes from all across the Mid-West.

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