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Kids ages 8-12 can enter to 'go to work' for Detroit Pistons on gameday

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 17:04:11-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Children ages 8 to 12 years old are getting the chance of a lifetime – to "go to work" for the Detroit Pistons on gameday at Little Caesars Arena.

The program, "Piston Kids Day," is through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Pistons, and will be available to 50 Michigan kids.

On Sunday, March 10, kids will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to "do the jobs that support the Pistons on gameday," according to a media release. The kids will have roles and responsibilities that include, game ball delivery, PA announcing, on-air broadcasts, dance team and VIP warm ups, as well as box office duties.

To enter, families can fill out a submission form here.

The program is aimed at highlighting "the value of team sports" while giving kids "a chance to experience working with a professional basketball team," a release states.

The winners will be randomly selected on Friday, March 1.

In addition to the "going to work," each child will get four tickets to the Pistons versus the Chicago Bulls game, while having the opportunity to shadow a member of the Detroit Pistons staff.

For more information on the Pistons Kids Day, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the #MIKidsCan campaign, visit www.AHealthierMichigan.org/MIKidsCan.