April 27, 2023
How Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores provides the full game-night experience to Flint kids through ‘Be Impactful’ program
Laughing children played games and dribbled basketballs recently on the YMCA of Greater Flint indoor court. The sight of kids participating in the YMCA’s Safe Places after-school activity only a few blocks away from downtown Flint brought a grin to the face of program director Monica Holmes. “I know from 4-7 p.m., if we have
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December 28, 2022
How Platinum Equity Founder and CEO Tom Gores delivered the ‘gift of joy’ to Detroit, Flint children
After purchasing the Detroit Pistons in 2011, Platinum Equity founder and CEO Tom Gores promised to leverage the NBA franchise’s platform for philanthropic efforts in his home state of Michigan. He is still living up to that pledge with continuous holiday philanthropy centered on matters of child wellness and community services in the Flint and
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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 10, 2022
Platinum Equity CEO Tom Gores pledges $100 million to build national charitable organization during appearance at Mackinac Policy Conference
During Q&A session with NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico, Gores discusses Platinum origins, civic engagement, diversity goals and philanthropy: ‘We’re just scratching the surface’
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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May 9, 2022
Tom Gores Family Foundation donates $500,000 to V Foundation, Dick Vitale for pediatric cancer research
V Foundation and Dick Vitale receive $500,000 donation for pediatric cancer research from the Tom Gores Family Foundation (Sarasota, FL)— The Tom Gores Family Foundation bestowed a major gift of $500,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, to be directed to the Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer. The V Foundation is one of
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March 31, 2022
Michigan Governor Praises Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores For Promoting Social Justice
When Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores purchased the Detroit Pistons in 2011, he said he viewed the NBA franchise as a community asset with the power to unite and inspire. The franchise has engaged the Detroit community in recent years with high-profile leadership on matters of diversity and inclusion, voting access and the pandemic. While
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December 10, 2021
Tom Gores Pledges $350,000 to Youth at SAY Detroit
Commitment includes $100,000 to create entrepreneurship program at SAY Play Center
December 9, 2021
One year ago, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores pledged $100K for SAY Detroit kids to distribute to charity. Here is how it will benefit the community
“It is so empowering for young people to learn to use their voice and see how it feels to make an impact in someone else’s life,” Gores said.
November 18, 2021
New Detroit Pistons initiative that brings Flint residents to games part of Tom Gores’ goal to open doors for kids
Over the next six months, the organization will partner with different Flint groups to bus children and families to Little Caesars Arena for a free Pistons game, including food vouchers, tickets and free T-shirts.
August 31, 2021
Tom Gores-sponsored golf event draws record crowd in support of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy students
Sports legends, champions and local celebrities joined guests for the 11th Annual JRLA Celebrity Golf Classic. The highly anticipated and sold out event, presented by Tom Gores and Platinum Equity, raised over $100,000 to benefit the public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit.
August 12, 2021
Tom Gores, SAY Detroit youth announce four Detroit non-profits to share $100,000 donation
SAY Detroit today announced four grant recipients from the Tom Gores Youth Community Giving Project, an initiative created by the founder and CEO of Platinum Equity and owner of the Detroit Pistons to teach kids about philanthropy and the power of giving.
July 9, 2021
Why Detroit Pistons owner and Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores is sponsoring Detroit-area basketball camps
In a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, the recent camp was the first of three that Gores will sponsor with the others being held in Mount Clemens and Eastpointe.
March 10, 2021
Tom Gores Family Foundation donates $1 million to Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
The partnership between the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy and Detroit Pistons team owner Tom Gores continues to strengthen.
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
Tom Gores, a 1982 Genesee High School graduate, said: “Giving families hope and a reason to smile during the holiday is so important.”