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Detroit Sports Commission and Visit Detroit Donate to Local Youth Groups Ahead of NFL Draft

Photo: Andrew Mullin ~ 760 WJR


April 21, 2024 ~ The Detroit Sports Commission and Visit Detroit announced they will contribute $1 million to community initiatives to support youth groups in the city in conjunction with the NFL Draft. The groups selected Beyond Basics and Project Play.

Project Play, facilitated by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, works with local sports organizations to provide opportunities, resources, and coaching for children in Detroit and surrounding communities. Beyond Basics is a nonprofit working in Detroit schools aiming to increase literacy rates and reading scores at all grade levels. Beyond Basics co-founder and CEO Pamela Good and Project Play Director Pat Sharrow share their organizations’ histories and the plans for the funding coming from the Detroit Sports Commission and Visit Detroit.