Detroit Pistons, Quicken Loans and Fathead Renovate Learning Center at Auburn Hills Boys and Girls Club

December 7, 2011
Rick Mahorn, John Long and John Mason Highlight Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Followed by Holiday Party and Basketball Skills Clinic

EVENT: The Detroit Pistons, Quicken Loans Inc. and Fathead LLC. have collaborated on the 27th Pistons Live, Learn and Play Center renovation at the Matilda R. Wilson Boys and Girls Club of Auburn Hills. The Home for the Holidays themed ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates a newly renovated Learning Center and includes special appearances by Pistons legends Rick Mahorn, John Long, Pistons PA announcer John Mason (emcee), mascot Hooper, members of the Detroit Pistons dance team and Palace Patrol.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Holiday Party and Basketball Skills Clinic 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Matilda R. Wilson Club of Auburn Hills
220 South Squirrel Road(248) 852-1336

DETAILS: The newly renovated Learning Center includes: new furniture, computers courtesy of Quicken Loans Inc. and Fathead LLC., paint, Pistons bean bag chairs and Detroit Basketball graphics showcasing national Boys and Girls Club alumni. Additionally, the Club gymnasium will receive new backboard padding, Pistons world championship banners and Pistons basketballs.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony club members will receive lunch, enjoy a holiday party with Santa Claus and take part in holiday themed arts and crafts such as: holiday card and ornament creation, holiday cookie making and holiday gift wrapping. Simultaneously, year-round hoops director Aaron Smith will orchestrate an interactive basketball skills clinic in the gymnasium featuring a special performance by Pistons mascot Hooper and his trampoline dunk team, The Flight Crew.

This event concludes a year-long partnership between the Pistons and Boys & Girls Clubs in Michigan via the 2011 Pistons Care Telethon. The Pistons, along with their sponsors and fans raised more than $350,000 on March 18 in support of Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the state of Michigan. Net proceeds from the 2011 Pistons Care Telethon were distributed amongst Boys & Girls Club locations statewide and provided memberships and programming for thousands of Club members statewide.

About Quicken Loans Inc:

Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed its 1 millionth loan and a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as a San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010 and 2011. “” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for seven years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Best Places to Work in Michigan’ List in 2010 and 2011. The company has moved its headquarters and 3,700 team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at

About Fathead LLC:

Fathead LLC is the Real.Big. brand of officially licensed sports and entertainment graphic products. Fathead gives fans the opportunity to bring their favorite passion or inspiration to life. Fathead wall graphics include the flagship "Real.Big." the life-size, high definition wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets, stadiums and logos. Fathead products also feature Fathead Street Grips and Fathead Customs, available in Mounted Canvas and patented Vinyl with a choice of classic Fathead die-cut or mural style. Fathead recently launched Art and Décor graphics comprised of contemporary, photographic and fine art by SM/ART. Fathead Corporate Solutions provides unique signage and décor alternatives for companies seeking flexible and creative marketing solutions by utilizing Fathead innovation to create any shape, size or design for visually stimulating, high impact results. Fathead is manufactured in the USA and based in Detroit, Michigan. Fathead carries thousands of images and maintains over 500 license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit Follow Fathead on Twitter at Twitter@Fathead or

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan reports that its members have a proven track record of excellence both scholastically and professionally with 90% of members graduating from high school and 95% of those members going on to higher education. Members can participate in many programs and activities with each receiving the individual attention they need when they visit their Club, which is often the third most frequented location in that child’s life besides their home and school. Members are given the opportunity to interact with professional staff that serve as much-needed role models and mentors and encourage them to set goals, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs, visit