Isiah Thomas is proud to contribute to the efforts of Marillac Social Center through his annual holiday drives. Throughout the Annual Holiday Drive, sponsors donate products, toys, gift donations, and clothing. We invite you to participate in our drive and remind you that the season of giving is year round. Spread Joy.
The Faith Community of Saint Sabina begins its third year of the Peace League with support from co-founder Isiah Thomas and his foundation Mary’s Court. The Peace League, which kicks off its third year at the Tournament on Saturday, September 20th , encompasses youth basketball games, life skills classes, and mentoring, as well as offers young men the opportunity to take GED classes, employment training, and participate in internships. In the wake of violence in Chicago and across the country, this year’s Peace League will be increasingly important to galvanize the community and reduce crime. Since the Peace League began, there has been a dramatic drop in violence in the area.
2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 NBA Champion for the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys Team. ESPN is commemorating the anniversary with a documentary in their 30for30 series, which will air on April 17th at 8pm est. The team and the Pistons organization reunited in Detroit to celebrate the anniversary by hosting a weekend of events that raised over $300,000 for local Detroit nonprofit organizations.
“The Bad Boys mean so much to our franchise, our fans and the City of Detroit,” said Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores. “They played with toughness, passion and heart. They are champions. They reflect the spirit of the people of Michigan in so many ways. It is an honor to celebrate their legacy in a way that continues to inspire and give back to the community.”
Learn more about Isiah and the great work he’s done with the community over the past 25 years.
The Peace League, which recently kicked off its second year, offers young men a positive alternative to hanging out on the streets through providing safe spaces to play basketball, build relationships, and make positive changes in their lives and communities. Isiah Thomas gained national recognition in September 2012 and 2013, as a co-host of the Ballin for Peace Tournament at St. Sabina Church in Chicago, IL. Thomas joined Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Quentin Richardson, Zach Randolph, the Chicago Bears’ J’Marcus Webb, Father Pfleger, and others to organize this event.