Come Together: Bishop Charles Ellis

Bishop Charles Ellis was honored for his mentorship with Detroit youth when the Pistons played the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Come Together: Bishop Charles Ellis

Bishop Charles Ellis was honored for his mentorship with Detroit youth when the Pistons played the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jan 27, 2014  |  01:44

Come Together: Team Alex & Make-A-Wish

The Pistons honored Team Alex and Make-A-Wish Michigan, a group who honors the life of Alex Graham and helps grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Jan 30, 2014  |  02:05

Come Together: Run This Town-Detroit

Run This Town-Detroit, a group of Game Changers, was honored when the Pistons played the Memphis Grizzlies during NBA Fit Week.
Jan 14, 2014  |  01:15

Come Together: Kevin Wilkinson

Kevin Wilkinson is the president and founder of Metro Basketball Association, a program that develops great basketball players and exemplary citizens.
Apr 30, 2013  |  00:56

Come Together: Cornerstone Schools

Watch how these Game Changers from Cornerstone Schools are making a difference with their Partner Morning Program where community professionals mentor students.
Apr 10, 2013  |  01:50

Come Together: Stand4Change

Andre Drummond, Hooper and Pistons entertainers teamed up to support Defeat the Label's 'Stand4Change' event to stand against bullying.
May 3, 2013  |  01:15

Come Together: Hoops for Troops

The Detroit Pistons honored current and retired military personnel as part of the NBA's 'Hoops for Troops' initiative.
Nov 11, 2013  |  00:43

Come Together: Dave Coleman

Meet this Pistons Come Together Game Changer honoree who is making an impact in the Pontiac community by hosting monthly food distributions.
Jan 10, 2013  |  00:57

Come Together: Fashion Has Heart

Fashion Has Heart, an organization that helps wounded veterans create unique apparel, were honored as Game Changers at a recent Pistons game.
Nov 12, 2013  |  01:25

Come Together: Jermaine Jackson

The Pistons honored former Piston Jermaine Jackson as a Come Together Game Changer for his accomplishments in his community center and throughout Mount Clemens.
Jan 10, 2013  |  01:14

Come Together: McKinney Foundation

The Pistons honored Tiah McKinney and members of the McKinney Foundation as Game Changers when the Pistons played the Knicks.
Dec 3, 2013  |  01:27

Come Together: Brighton Firefighters

Four Brighton area firefighters traveled to New York in December to volunteer with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Watch their incredible story as they were honored as Pistons Come Together Game Chang
Feb 7, 2013  |  01:59

Come Together: Janice Goldman

The National Council for Jewish Women was honored for nominating Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit for a renovated library.
Oct 17, 2013  |  01:24

Come Together: Camp Casey

The Pistons honored two women as Come Together Game Changers. They oversee Camp Casey, a non-profit horseback riding program for children with cancer.
Mar 14, 2013  |  01:11

Come Together: Hurie Johnson

The Pistons honored Game Changers on behalf of Athletes Unlimited when Detroit played the Washington Wizards at The Palace.
Nov 6, 2013  |  01:50

Come Together: Michelle Berry

This Pistons Come Together Game Changer was honored for lifting herself out of poverty, and giving back to that same organization that helped her: Matrix Human Services.
Mar 14, 2013  |  01:01

Come Together: Capuchin Soup Kitchen

The Bad Boys reunited to serve those in need of a meal at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.
Apr 7, 2014  |  02:07

Come Together: Holy Cross Children's Services

The Pistons honored Holy Cross Children's Services and the Knights of Columbus as Game Changers for their work with inner city youth in Detroit.
Jan 22, 2014  |  01:12

Come Together: American Red Cross

The Pistons recognized the Michigan members of the American Red Cross when the Lakers came to The Palace on Nov. 29, 2013.
Dec 5, 2013  |  01:21

Come Together: Detroit Soup

The Pistons honored Detroit Soup at a recent game, a monthly dinner that funds micro-grants for creative projects in Detroit.
Jan 10, 2014  |  01:09

Come Together: Matrix Human Services

The Pistons honored Matrix Human Services and Dr. Paul Benson as Come Together Game Changers when the Pistons played the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jan 14, 2014  |  01:31

Come Together: Defeat the Label

The Pistons honored members from Defeat the Label, a group leading anti-bullying efforts in Michigan.
Dec 20, 2013  |  01:06

Come Together: Impact Award Winners 2013

The Detroit Pistons and the Come Together Foundation honored three outstanding community leaders with $25,000 grants to their respective organizations.
Dec 5, 2013  |  01:39

Come Together: Game Changer of the Year

The Detroit Pistons and the Come Together Foundation gifted Game Changer of the Year Alex Zayid with a Chrysler car.
Dec 5, 2013  |  01:19

Come Together Game Changers Program

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. After being nominated by fellow community members, friends, or family, selected Game Changers will be eligible to receive a complimentary Pistons game experience.

Who is eligible to be nominated?
Anyone making a positive impact within their communities who live in Michigan!


How do I nominate someone?
  • Go to www.pistons.com/gamechangers and click “Nominate Now”
  • Complete all required contact info for you and your nominees. Required fields are marked with asterisks.
  • Tips: When nominating an individual, be sure to explain in your own words how the person’s work has made a positive impact in the community.
    • What is it about him/her that stands out?
    • How has their work made a difference in your community?
    • Please share any additional information about your nominee that reflects the work they do in the community (photos, articles, website links, videos, etc.) (max of three). These can be e-mailed to cometogether@palacenet.com
  • Please don’t nominate yourself
When/how do I find out if my nominee was selected?
Selected individuals and groups will be contacted by the Community Relations Department. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your nomination.

Questions?
E-mail cometogether@palacenet.com

A portion of the tickets distributed through the Detroit Pistons Game Changers Program have been graciously provided by Genisys Credit Union and CBS Outdoor

About the Program
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GRANT CHALLENGE WINNERS

Carson City Crystal High School
Carson City Crystal High School
Carson City-Crystal’s High School students have been chosen as this week’s Come Together Game Changer Grant Challenge recipient for their Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center service project. Carson City-Crystal's High school is building an Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center. It can be used by all classes for learning outside of the classroom. The path will be 200 yards long and 5 feet wide; it will have playground chips to make the path. There will be edging around the chips and landscape fabric underneath so that weeds are not able to grow. It will also include an area that has six benches for the teachers to instruct their students. The path will incorporate a bridge because of a region that is swampy. The beginning of the trail will have a customized, vinyl sign that says “CC-C Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center.” The Outdoor Classroom offers hands-on learning in a real world setting; by providing a different learning environment, students with diverse learning styles are given an opportunity in which they can excel.

Previous Winners