December 21, 2020
How Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores’ cultivated Detroit Pistons’ front office push for diversity, inclusion
It is an annual occurrence in NBA markets. Shortly after the draft, a news conference is held to introduce the young prospects to local media. The front office’s top talent evaluator and the head coach explain the reasoning behind the selections and why this collection of talent will ultimately lead to winning games.
December 15, 2020
Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores partners with Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to Detroit, Flint kids
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Toys for Tots teamed up to provide 200 gifts for families in Flint and surrounding neighborhoods at Toys for Tots Headquarters, 4425 Saginaw St., on Monday, Dec. 14.
December 11, 2020
How Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores’ $350K pledge to Detroit non-profit will help kids help others
Tom Gores’ charitable donations to SAY Detroit have become an annual occurrence. Earlier this week, the Detroit Pistons owner found a creative way to spur the spirit of giving in children. Gores called the Detroit non-profit’s annual radiothon Thursday evening and pledged $350,000 during the event for the charity providing assistance to the city’s neediest residents, needs that have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 2, 2020
How Tom Gores’ call for change has assisted Detroit Pistons’ community involvement
With the COVID-19 crisis still ongoing, voters need safe options for the upcoming election. The Detroit Pistons continue to assist those efforts. Last month, on the first day of early voting in Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem unveiled a voting drop box that sits just outside the Henry Ford Pistons Performance Center.
August 27, 2020
Tom Gores and Platinum Equity present the 10th annual Jalen Rose Leadership Academy golf outing
The 10th Anniversary of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) Celebrity Golf Classic was held on August 24 in Detroit. The weekend was hosted by NBA Star and current ABC/ESPN Analyst, Jalen Rose, and many of his celebrity friends to benefit the open enrollment, public charter high school he founded in his hometown of Detroit.
August 24, 2020
Platinum Equity CEO Tom Gores’ relationship with Jalen Rose vital to Detroit charter school’s educational mission
When the topic turns to the public charter school that bears his name, Jalen Rose becomes a preacher. The ESPN/ABC analyst, who starred at Michigan and played 13 seasons in the NBA, mimics a proud parent while advocating for the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, which he co-founded in 2011.
June 2, 2020
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores pledges organization will promote change in the wake of racial unrest
In the aftermath of the escalating unrest around the country in protesting police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other African American civilians, Pistons coach Dwane Casey made a powerful statement on Saturday.
April 30, 2020
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores, Nets owner Joe Tsai partner to donate PPE gear for city of Detroit
Brooklyn Nets Owner Joe Tsai, and Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gorres usually compete against each other during the NBA season but now they find themselves fighting against a common opponent, COVID-19. The two are teaming up to donate and deliver 350,000 KN95 masks and 100,000 medical goggles to Detroit. Mayor Duggan said the donation will help more than just first responders.
April 13, 2020
Platinum Equity CEO Tom Gores purchases 100,000 PPE for city of Detroit in COVID-19 fight
Thanks to Pistons owner Tom Gores, essential workers in the city of Detroit will benefit from a windfall of thousands of masks to aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
April 3, 2020
Platinum Equity CEO owner Tom Gores announces $375,000 grant for Detroit food bank
The Pistons are stepping up their donations to local food bank Forgotten Harvest, which, amid the coronavirus crisis, has seen its demand for meals skyrocket. The Pistons, along with Wayne County and several corporate partners, announced this week a $375,000 grant for Forgotten Harvest.
December 25, 2019
Platinum Equity CEO Tom Gores dons Santa Claus hat to bring Christmas to Flint families
Sonya Willis strolled a red carpet inside the gymnasium Dec. 17 at Genesee High School that’d been transformed into a toy store where 300 Flint-area families had a chance to do some Christmas shopping.