Many people typically do no associate community and philanthropy service with professional sports organizations. Most people usually forget or not aware of the fact that all sports teams usually require their teams to perform some type of community service and are involved with philanthropy endeavors. The Detroit Pistons are no exception to this fact.
The Pistons are heavily involved in their community through community and social events. They promote the Game Changers program which is designed to reward people who quietly serve in their community through leadership, service and volunteerism. The 50/50 program has been set up by the Pistons to benefit charities and fans through youth athletics, entertainment and volunteerism.
Another community service program is the Come Together Foundation that sponsors youth programs and volunteerism efforts within the state of Michigan. This particular program is also designed for NBA sponsored camps and education programs for Michigan youth.
Players typically make public appearances and help out in community organizations such as nursing homes, schools, libraries, recreation centers, public events and various community functions. The Pistons team also helps to promote jobs and increases business within the greater Detroit area. The Pistons are more than just a bunch of basketball players competing in a game; they’re an organization that works hard to help the city of Detroit to prosper and to grow.