Detroit Pistons Celebrate Thanksgiving with Holy Cross Children's Services

Pistons players and their families host foster children and their families in Detroit on Nov. 26

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons are hosting their annual Thanksgiving celebration as part of NBA Cares Season of Giving with nearly 200 foster children and their families from Holy Cross Children’s Services on Nov. 26 at Boysville of Michigan in Detroit.

Pistons players – Chauncey Billups, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond – and their teammates will attend the traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with Palace Sports & Entertainment staff to help make it a special evening special evening.

“The Pistons are both a team and a family and we’re thrilled to join with Holy Cross Children’s Services to celebrate Thanksgiving with these children and their deserving families,” said Dennis Mannion, CEO and President of Palace Sports & Entertainment.

The evening celebration will also include: cookie decorating, basketball skills and dance clinics from Pistons Academy Coach Aaron Smith and the Pistons Entertainment dancers, and Pistons mascot Hooper will be there to top off the party. Each family will also receive a Thanksgiving turkey, donated by McDonald’s and distributed by Knights of Columbus volunteers.

“We’re happy that the Detroit Pistons and the Palace want to make a difference for these foster children and their families this holiday season,” said Brother Francis Boylan, CSC, executive director and president of HCCS. “We provide services to approximately 2,000 at-risk children and their families daily and having such a wonderful partner as the Pistons and the Palace helps these families spend memorable times together.”

To celebrate this “Season of Giving,” Pistons fans are encouraged to join the team and NBA Cares by sharing photos, videos and stories of their community giving from Nov. 25-Dec. 31. with the #NBAGiveBIG hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.