Game Changer of the Year
Game Changers are the everyday people making a difference within their communities through service, leadership and volunteerism. Through the Come Together Game Changers program, the Detroit Pistons are recognizing and rewarding these unsung heroes throughout the state of Michigan.
Game Changers are nominated by fellow community members, friends or family and this year’s Game Changer of the Year will be gifted a 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition.
|Kenyetta has coordinated several special events designed to reduce violence by fulfilling unmet needs, i.e., food, shelter, employment, health services, supportive services, mentorship. She has touched the lives of more than 2,500 community residents in violence prevention efforts and assisted 17 community organizations to provide direct services (including basic needs) for North Flint families in neighborhoods heavily affected by violence.||Diagnosed with autism as a young child, Anthony’s parents were told he would most likely never graduate from high school or college and would likely live his adult life in a group home. Against all odds Anthony attended and graduated from Michigan State University where he was the first autistic person to play Big Ten college basketball. Anthony is aspiring to lead a statewide anti-bullying campaign called the "Relentless Tour," where he will visit 659 middle schools in 180 days. Being powered by the Autism Alliance of Michigan, Anthony is continuing to raise awareness about autism and spreading his very powerful and emotional anti-bullying message throughout Michigan.||After losing his father to cancer, Alex started a non-profit organization called Youth For The Fight. The mission of his non-profit organization is to raise cancer awareness throughout the youth community. Through the help of his board members and committee, Youth For The Fight conducted a charity dinner that raised over $21,000 that was donated to the American Cancer Society. The event had over 500 attendees between the ages of 18-27. Alex wanted to make sure to keep the age demographic of the event below 30 to ensure he stuck to his goal of engaging more of the youth community within philanthropy.|