Detroit Pistons, Hunter Pasteur Homes And Channel 955 Announce “Giving Away The House” Contest

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“This is the first time to our knowledge that a professional sports team has awarded a brand new home as a symbolic thank you to the fans,” said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of the Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment. “Our fans are the hardest-working in all of sports, and we feel this is a unique way to involve them in the celebration of 50 wonderful years in Detroit.”

To participate in this unprecedented contest, Pistons fans can register during the first half of each home game on the concourse at section 104 of The Palace of Auburn Hills, beginning on opening night (November 4). Fans will also have the ability to register by listening to Channel 955’s Mojo In The Morning from 5-10 a.m. weekdays. One lucky fan from each Pistons’ home game, 40 winners total, will receive a lucky key. Ten additional winners will be awarded lucky keys by listening to Mojo in the Morning on Channel 955 (or log on at Channel955.com). Of the 50 semi-finalist winners with lucky keys, one key will open the door to a brand new home. All fans registering for the contest must be 18 years or older to enter and must register prior to each drawing at each Pistons’ home game.

The winning fan will have the opportunity to choose a home in either Ypsilanti (BelleMeade) or Clarkston (Cheshire Park).

Randy Wertheimer, President of Hunter Pasteur Homes and a long-time Pistons' season ticket holder said: "Realizing how tough the economy, and specifically the real estate business is today, we thought this was an ideal opportunity. Teaming up with the Pistons' and Channel 955 will give fans all season long the chance to win their dream home. On April 15 of next year, one lucky fan will have a life changing experience, and for that all of us are excited."

For more information on the home give-a-way promotion, log on at www.visithphomes.com or at www.palacenet.com.