Bad Boys Unite to Raise $300K for Charities


AUBURN HILLS — The Bad Boys and members of the 1989 NBA Championship reunited on March 27 and 28 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their first NBA Championship and raise funds for local Detroit non-profit organizations.

Hosted by the Come Together Foundation, the two-day event raised more than $300,000 in proceeds that will be shared equally between six non-profit organizations including Forgotten Harvest, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Cornerstone Schools, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Rhonda Walker Foundation and CATCH (Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children).

Sponsors for the Bad Boys Unite charity fundraiser on March 27 included Tom Gores, the Detroit Pistons, the William Davidson Foundation, Lear Corporation and Penske Corporation.  Over 20,000 people joined the anniversary celebration at the Pistons vs. Heat game on March 28, with proceeds from the sale of “Bad Boys Unite” T-shirts and the Pistons 50/50 Payday raffle also donated to the organizations.