Pistons Forward, Jon Leuer, Gives Warmth, Confidence and Hope to Homeless Children in Detroit

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To tip off the Detroit Pistons 2018 Season of Giving, the Pistons hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for Detroit residents at four local shelters. The celebration included a warm Thanksgiving meal, a surprise visit from Pistons players, a donation from Pistons Senior Advisor, Ed Stefanski and a grant from the Pistons to alleviate shelter operation costs for each location. Eight local Chefs from Detroit restaurants donated their time and talent to provide the meal at each shelter.

Pistons Forward, Jon Leuer and his wife, Keegan, made an extra special contribution to the Season of Giving by generously gifting brand new winter coats to Cass Community Social Services shelter.

Jon Leuer Video Capture

Click to see video from the Thanksgiving Dinner Event on nba.com.

Jon and Keegan brought extra joy by returning to personally deliver over 500 coats to children at the center: providing warmth, confidence and hope to Detroit children who need it the most.

“It meant a lot to be able to donate the coats to people here in Detroit just because, first of all, I know how cold these winters are. To be able to do that and help some people out, especially around the holidays, this time of year, which is something I felt was important to me, and something I wanted to do,” said Leuer.

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