On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students who completed the “Building Bridges Through Basketball” program were honored on center court at Little Caesar’s Arena. The program is a partnership with the Pistons, RISE, Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), SAY Detroit Play Center and the Detroit Police Department. The weekly 2.5-hour sessions for youth ages 12 to 16 featured a combination of on-court basketball programming and hands-on learning developed by RISE. The sessions, which were held at both SAY Play and Chosen Generation Community Center, focused on leadership, conflict resolution, identity and diversity. The tip-off event at SAY Detroit Play Center in October was part of the Pistons’ activities during Jr. NBA Week.
Through a partnership with the Pistons, @RISEToWin, @DetroitPolice, @DetroitPAL & @sayplaydetroit, a Building Bridges Through Basketball program was created with the goal of teaching children leadership skills & to build relationships between police & teens. Watch #DetroitHeart pic.twitter.com/YSU8QLuErS
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) January 24, 2018