Detroit Pistons
Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons are dedicated to enriching the lives of our community’s youth and families through our unique resources, teamwork and goodwill. We positively impact lives by developing and supporting programs that promote education, recreation and a healthy lifestyle, inspiring excellence through role models and serving as a catalyst for constructive community change.

TEAM PROGRAMS
The 2009 Pistons Care Telethon raised more than $450,000 in pledges to benefit Feed The Children, with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting Michigan families in critical need of basic necessities. The total allows 60 trucks to make stops at local charities statewide and feed 25,000 total families with help from Pistons players.
To date, the Pistons renovated 22 facilities into Live, Learn, and Play Centers in various places around Michigan, including schools, shelters, and hospitals. As a part of the renovation, the Pistons commission new paint, carpet, furniture, technology, and add themed graphics and decorations.
Each season, over 6,000 disadvantaged youth experience the thrill of a Pistons game thanks to tickets donated by the generosity of our players. Through the success of programs such as Rodney Stuckey’s Stuckeyville or Tayshaun Prince’s Tay’s Town, the Pistons’ player ticket donation program is among the largest in the league.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Ben Gordon
Gordon teamed up with fellow Mt. Vernon, N.Y. native Denzel Washington to donate enough money to keep fall and winter sports alive at Mount Vernon High School. He also hosts the annual Ben Gordon Day in his hometown of Mt. Vernon as well.
Richard Hamilton
Hamilton organized a drive to benefit the families that were victims of arson in his hometown of Coatesville, Pa. Families displaced by the fires received new clothes and a laptop computer that was donated by the Pistons.