News Category: 'PHILANTHROPY'

September 15, 2022

Why Detroit Pistons Owner And Platinum Equity Founder Tom Gores Hopes Basketball Camps Can Be ‘Foundation Of Success’ For Kids

Jeremiah West was eager to volunteer at the five-day basketball camp recently held in the Petosky-Otsego neighborhood in Detroit. He fondly remembers when he was taught to play by older kids as a youth. “The camp keeps the kids active and teaches them the fundamentals of basketball,” West said of the early August camp that
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June 22, 2022

Tom Gores’ FlintNOW Foundation Joins Forces With Flint Artist, Local Advocates And Parks Officials To Renovate Basketball Courts In Genesee County

First of three newly refurbished courts unveiled during Juneteenth celebration in Windiate Park Court designed by Flint native Jamiersen Green celebrates the power of collaboration, transformation, and unity FLINT, Mich. – June 19, 2022 – The FlintNOW Foundation, created by Detroit Pistons owner and Flint native Tom Gores, is partnering with Genesee County Parks Commission
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June 22, 2022

Tom Gores’ FlintNOW unveils ‘bright, vibrant’ refurbished basketball court as part of Juneteenth celebration

FLINT, Mich. — Youth advocate Shareka Howard remembers when the Windiate Park basketball court was riddled with large cracks. Now, those cracks are repaired and covered by a freshly painted mural, a testament to Howard’s dedication to create a safe place to play for Flint children. The mural was unveiled Sunday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony,
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June 2, 2022

Inspired By Voices Inside Pistons Organization, Tom Gores To Fund New Flagship Community Center In Rouge Park

$20 million commitment will fund new 25,000-square foot multi-use facility, renovate Brennan pool house, and deliver diverse range of services to Cody Rouge neighborhood Gores, Pistons organization and Detroit Parks & Rec to engage residents in planning, design and programming Project originated through discussions with Pistons players, coaches and executives on how to expand and
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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.

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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.

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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.

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