February 11th, 2016

Dow and Cooper Standard Mixing It Up at SAY Play

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center is proud to announce a new partnership with Dow Chemicals and Cooper Standard-Automotive to open a science station in the DEEP. Dow and Cooper will be donating computers, tutors, and science demonstrations to the new STEM Science Center.  Keith Stephenson, chief operating officer of Cooper Standard proudly stated, “We are also very happy Continue Reading

January 21st, 2016

A New Piano at SAY Play

With gratitude to Jane Denys-Myers, SAY Play has a new addition to its music facilities: a previously-loved Boston (Steinway) upright piano. Donated in memory of Jane’s late niece Patricia Koenig of Chesterfield Township, the piano now sits in the lobby of the center, and is there for all students to play. (We caught Mitch Albom tickling the Continue Reading

January 18th, 2016

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center teams up with Pistons

The S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center is excited to announce their newest partnership with the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons will be donating $600,000 over 6 years, refurbishing the basketball court, scoreboard and gym floor, but most importantly they will help fund the academics that is the foundation of S.A.Y. Play Detroit. Founder, Mitch Albom was joined Continue Reading

November 28th, 2015

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center Featured During Pregame

In case you missed it, check out this incredible video that aired during the Lion’s Thanksgiving football pregame show! We are continually grateful for everyone who has brought this recreation center back to life, and our unending gratitude to those who are out here every day to keep this place running and our children smiling.

September 10th, 2015

S.A.Y. Detroit Play is Hiring!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PART-TIME HELP WITH THE ATTACHED POSITIONS. Administrative Assistant for the SAY Detroit Play Center Job Description Purpose: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for ensuring that all members and volunteers of the SAY Detroit Play Center have an exceptional environment when they arrive at the center. The center is designed to be a unique training facility in Continue Reading

August 14th, 2015

Notes for Notes Debuts Music Studio

DETROIT, AUGUST 12–Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization which builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios, announced the completion of the studio inside the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center. Nashville record artist, and Michigan native Frankie Ballard was on hand for the unveiling. Packed with guitars, drums, keys/synths, DJ gear, digital music stations, the full recording Continue Reading

April 16th, 2015

S.A.Y. Detroit Distributes Radiothon Funds

Detroit, Michigan – April 15– More than a dozen local charities were grateful recipients of $825,000, funds raised from the Third Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon held last December. Representatives from several major donor organizations and the recipient charities gathered on  the 7th floor of the Fisher Building to celebrate what is for S.A.Y. Detroit, “the best day Continue Reading

January 28th, 2015

Plans for S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

Mitch Albom, Lions QB Matthew Stafford and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gathered at a press conference on January 27, 2015 to announce an innovative motivational learning program S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center.  It will house sports and academic facilities that serve the academic, social and physical fitness needs of under-served youth in Detroit.     Official release: Continue Reading