Detroit Pistons Social Justice Efforts

A volunteer operates an iPad during a census event

Pistons encourage Detroiters to register to vote, participate in census with pop-up events

The Detroit Pistons have announced two pop-up events to help Detroiters fill out their 2020 Census forms and register to vote for the Nov. 3 election. Read more

Pistons players show support before a game

Detroit Pistons, Owner Tom Gores Commit to Social Justice Initiatives

"The protests that have unfolded across our country over the last week and the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor shine a piercing light on issues of racism, police brutality and inequitable justice that continue to divide our country. As an organization, we condemn those things. But words aren’t enough." Read the full statement

Coach Casey speaks on a Zoom call

Detroit Pistons Coach Dwane Casey: 'Time for real change'

"As I have watched the events unfold in the days following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a city where I coached and once called home, I see how many people continue to feel those same feelings - helpless, frustrated, invisible, angry." Read Casey's full statement

Video still of Stacey Abrams with Dwane Casey, Arn Tellum

Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams Helps Detroit Pistons Kickoff Awareness, Engagement Efforts During Pivotal Election Year

Stacey Abrams spoke to Detroit Pistons staff on a Zoom call this summer – a fortuitous coincidence since her appearance coincided with the announcement of several initiatives to encourage voter participation in the city during this fateful election year. Read More

Get In the Game. Vote.

Pistons Pledge Facility for Use As Voting Center, Partner with State Officials on Turnout Campaign for Upcoming Elections

The Detroit Pistons announced that the club is partnering with the Michigan Secretary of State’s office on a series of initiatives to drive voter awareness and participation in the upcoming August and November elections. Read More

Voter Resources

Get in the Game. Vote.

The Detroit Pistons have gathered some resources for voting. More Info

Social Change + Vote

“It can’t just be words on the back of a jersey. Those things have to come to fruition." - Blake Griffin

Voter PSA: Dwane Casey

“Let’s take advantage of that right, that privilege of being able to go out and vote.” – Dwane Casey

Voter PSA: Rick Mahorn

“You got a chance to make a change. Be unselfish and go vote.” – Rick Mahorn

Voter PSA: Dave Bing

“Educate yourself.” “Get in the game. Vote.” - Dave Bing

Blake, Luke Speak on Social Injustice

"We have to do it together." Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard share their thoughts on racial inequality, protests and the efforts toward social justice.

Dwane Casey joins the protests in Detroit

Why the Detroit Pistons Encouraged Youths to Lead Conversation During Community Zoom Call

The Detroit Pistons sponsored a private community conversation between law enforcement, community leaders and youths; roughly 60 participants logged in for the video conferencing session. Read More

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose's Relationship with Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores Vital in Charter School's Educational Mission

This will be the seventh straight year that Platinum Equity, the firm Gores founded in 1995, will sponsor the Jalen Rose Golf Classic, the annual fundraiser for the school located in the northeast Detroit neighborhood where Rose grew up. Read More

Pistons Basketball For All Platform To Launch Enhanced "Pistons Neighbors Program"

The City of Detroit and the Detroit Pistons announced the launch of an enhanced eight-week ‘Pistons Neighbors Program’ beginning July 29 that will provide free programming for children and families at Adams Butzel Recreation Complex, Clark Park, Palmer Park, Pingree Park and Jayne Field/Lasky Recreation Center in Detroit. Read More

A Pistons Neighborhood event from 2019

Detroit Pistons' Neighborhood Program Going Strong

The Pistons’ neighborhood program is going strong despite the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the second year in a row that the program is being held to support city neighborhoods. Read More

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