On Tuesday, Detroit PAL announced receipt of $12 million in contributions from foundations, companies and individuals designated to the “Kids at the Corner” capacity campaign. Meeting this initial fundraising mark enables us to break ground in April at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull for a new multi-sport youth complex and headquarters!
The press conference, in the lobby of DTE Energy, saw a crowd of over 100 PAL donors and supporters. Speakers at the event included Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Senator Carl Levin, Ron Hall Jr, Thom Linn of the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Laura Trudeau of the Kresge Foundation, Dave Egner of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Kristen McDonald of The Skillman Foundation, Matt Elliott of Bank of America, and PAL CEO Tim Richey. We were lucky to have major PAL supporter, Paul W. Smith as our emcee for the afternoon.
Detroit PAL is excited to have reached this important benchmark and be able to break ground this spring. This new stadium and headquarters is an amazing opportunity for us to be able to serve the kids of the Detroit better and expand our programs to even more kids in the future!
Check out some of the media coverage we received!