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Detroit Pistons engaging residents throughout Black History Month

Posted: 9:53 AM, Feb 29, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-29 12:16:25-05
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SOUTHFIELD, MICH (WXYZ) — The Detroit Pistons will engage residents of all ages throughout Black History Month with events designed to celebrate black history and bridge divides.

Events throughout the month will range from the organization’s 15th annual youth poetry and poster contest for $50,000 in scholarships, to a youth mentoring event with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, and a classical music competition designed to develop and recognize classical music talent. The events were created to demonstrate the importance of equality, diversity, inclusion, respect and teamwork.

The Detroit Pistons and the NBA are supporting the national dialogue on race and equality through efforts that bring people together, amplify the voices of fans and players while taking collective action to promote unity.

Through a partnership with the Health Alliance Plans, HAP will contribute $50 for every field goal made by the Pistons during the month of February to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Fans will be encouraged to support this effort by committing to contributing with HAP, or through a one-time donation. Prostate cancer affects one of every six African- American men but, when caught and treated early, prostate cancer has a survival rate of over 99%. All funding for the Pistons Blue Bucket Challenge will stay in Michigan.

or more information on Detroit Pistons Black History Month events and activations, visit www.pistons.com