academy awards

The 2017 Pistons Academy Awards Party is back!  On March 16, 2017, over 3000 people are expected to attend this free party and celebrate youth basketball with the Detroit Pistons!

The Pistons Academy Awards Show is open to everyone in grades K-8.  It is designed to recognize all the league participants from Allen Park, Birmingham, Dearborn, Royal Oak, Southfield, YMCAs of Metropolitan Detroit. It is by far the largest basketball party in the world!  CLICK HERE TO RSVP:

The Dancing Usher is a crowd favorite!

The Dancing Usher is a crowd favorite!

The event is held at the Palace every March and is fashioned similar to the Academy Awards show in Hollywood.  The event includes free snacks at the concession stands, photo opportunities with HOOPER, Piston player interviews and performances from our entertainment teams like the Flight Crew. There are no admission or parking fees.

There is also a raffle where a $5 donation to the Pistons Academy Scholarship Fund can win you free participation in all Pistons Academy programming for life! As well, the fist 50 people to register for summer camps on-site will receive a $25 gift card to Kroger!

The show is designed to recognize players in our leagues in the following categories:  Heart of a Champion (effort), Lady Pistons MVP, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year and Best Teammate (sportsmanship).  Here is our Facebook Photo Album from 2016

Below are brief videos from past awards shows:

2015 Pistons Academy Awards
2014 Flight Crew at Academy Awards
2013 Pistons Academy Awards