Detroit Pistons and Michigan Education Association team up for "Michigan Reads"

Michigan K-12 students eligible for discount tickets at the Palace

“Register, Read and Catch the Action” at

DETROIT:   With the NBA season underway, the Detroit Pistons and the Michigan Education Association will team up to promote good reading habits, offering ticket discounts for Michigan K-12 students who read at least five books this semester.  

“We’re excited to welcome fans back to the Palace for great NBA basketball,” said Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko.   “The entire Pistons organization is dedicated to helping kids succeed.  We know it all starts with good reading skills, so we’re proud to participate in Michigan Reads.”

Any K-12 student in Michigan who reads five books and registers at is eligible for one of several discount ticket offers from the Pistons.   

Upper level seats will be offered at 2-for-1 pricing -- $40 tickets for $20, or $30 seats for $15.  Participants can also upgrade to lower-level seats at substantial discounts: $45 tickets for $35; $90 tickets for $72;  $125 tickets for $100.

Qualifying students can also choose a 2-for-1 ticket discount from the Detroit Red Wings.

 “Thousands of students, parents and teachers have participated in Michigan Reads,” said Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest school employees union.  “The chance to see Michigan’s great sports teams in action is a great incentive for students to make reading a regular habit.  We’re delighted to have the Pistons as part of the program.”

More information, including a list of game dates and recommended reading lists, is available at

Contact:  Roger Kerson, 734.929.2875;