Detroit Pistons Reading Room Makeover Contest Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance

Enter by June 6 for Your School to Win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – If you know a school library or reading room in Michigan that could use a little or a lot of TLC, sign up now for the Detroit Pistons School Makeover contest presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons.

For the second year the Detroit Pistons Reading Room Makeover contest is accepting submissions from Michigan schools statewide through June 6. Register for the Reading Room Makeover at and send pictures of your library or reading room to:

“Michigan is our home, so at Farm Bureau Insurance we’re committed to the communities and the people that make our state a great place to live,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “Our initiative, Enriching Michigan’s Children and Communities (E=mc²) supports safe and clean learning environments for our youth while providing opportunities for these future leaders. We are honored to partner with Palace Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons again this year to provide Michigan schools with a makeover opportunity designed to do just that.”

The Pistons have renovated 30 facilities into Live, Learn, and Play Centers at schools, shelters, and hospitals in Michigan. As a part of the library or reading room makeover, the Pistons along with Farm Bureau Insurance will provide new paint, carpet, furniture, and technology amongst other resources.

“This is an incredible opportunity for a school in Michigan to have their library renovated or space turned into a reading room, but this makeover is also a vital part of the Detroit Pistons’ mission to have an impact in our community,” said Dennis Mannion, Palace Sports & Entertainment CEO and President. “It’s our pleasure to partner with Farm Bureau Insurance again to provide Michigan students with a revitalized learning space.”

The winning school will be announced in July and the project will be completed by the end of summer. The new reading room will be unveiled with a special ribbon-cutting event in September. Enter now!

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About Live, Learn or Play: The NBA’s commitment to youth and family development is highlighted by the creation of Live, Learn and Play spaces. These new and refurbished basketball courts, libraries, playgrounds, homes, fitness facilities and technology rooms are created in conjunction with NBA league and team community and business partners. Upon completion of each project, NBA family members officially dedicate the project by participating in educational activities and games with the local community. These spaces provide the critical resources that pave the way for children’s future success. Since October 2005, there have been more than 525 of these places created in more than 22 countries.

About Farm Bureau Insurance: Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan was founded in 1949 by Michigan farmers who wanted an insurance company that worked as hard as they did. Those values still guide the company today and are a big reason why they are known as Michigan’s Insurance Company, dedicated to protecting the farms, families, and businesses of this great state. Farm Bureau Insurance agents across Michigan provide a full range of insurance services—life, home, auto, farm, business, retirement, Lake Estate®, and more—protecting nearly 500,000 Michigan policyholders.