Detroit Pistons and Orchards Children's Services Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners

Detroit Pistons and Orchards Children's Services Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners

January 20, 2011

On Monday, November 24, Detroit Pistons players Kwame Brown and Jason Maxiell will be delivering fully prepared Thanksgiving dinners to five less fortunate families in Pontiac and, in addition, Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E), in conjunction with Orchards Children’s Services of Oakland County, will be providing food baskets to an additional 125 families in the area just in time for the holiday season to begin.

The players will make the caravan through the streets of Pontiac with Thanksgiving dinners consisting of turkey & gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, sweet potatoes and pie.

“Since I’ve joined the team, I’ve seen our strong commitment to assisting others in the community and I am pleased to be a part of this effort and help families in time of need,” said Brown. “We hope the baskets will help lift the families’ spirits during the holidays.”

In addition, Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) teamed up with Orchards Children’s Services to make an extra 125 food baskets to be delivered to families in Pontiac. PS&E will sponsor the turkeys to be included in each basket.

“I’m glad we can bring some type of cheer to these families during some rough times, especially during the holidays,” said Maxiell. “There are a lot of people who need help during these tough economic times and I'm just happy to help where I can.”

Orchards Children’s Services has been a beacon of hope for children and families for more than 45 years. Orchards seeks to protect and nurture children and youth by providing shelter, sustenance, life – and educational skills and opportunities. For more information on Orchards Children’s Services, you can click onto www.orchards.org or call by phone at 248.258.0440.

National City Corporation, one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, is the presenting sponsor for the Detroit Pistons. For more information about National City, please visit www.nationalcity.com.

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