Detroit Pistons Kyle Singler, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Peyton Siva and DMC Unveil Pistons Reading Court Renovations at the Children's Hospital of Michigan
Pistons Kyle Singler, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Peyton Siva will help cut the ribbon of the newly renovated Children’s Hospital Pistons Reading Court, one of the team’s 30 Live, Learn and Play Centers in metro Detroit. The Pistons-themed waiting area, originally created in the Children’s Hospital lobby in 2006, features a Pistons replica basketball court, benches, and Pistons graphics.
With the updates, the space is now equipped with touch-sensitive color changing board, life-size shoe imprints from Pistons players – Andre Drummond, Bill Laimbeer, Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Rick Mahorn, Dave Bing – and Pistons branding from the team’s championships.
“Every day at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, you find children and their families enjoying the Piston’s Reading Court while they await transportation or an appointment,” said Larry Gold, hospital president. “Special touches to update this space with new features and activities just for children helps our patients do what they do best – play and quite simply, be kids – and for that we are deeply grateful to the Pistons.”
After the ribbon-cutting, Pistons players will visit with children and their families at the hospital.
“A trip to the hospital is never easy and we’re happy to be a part of space like the Pistons Reading Court to give children at the hospital a chance to feel comfortable while they’re there,” said Dennis Mannion, Palace Sports & Entertainment CEO/President. “We’ve had a long relationship with the DMC and doing these renovations are a chance to give back to the community and the deserving children and their families who come to Children’s Hospital of Michigan.”