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Comerica Bank and Detroit Lions Team Up to Empower Metro Detroit Youth

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We now have an entirely new reason – a very good one – to root for the Detroit Lions!

Through the Comerica Bank First Down partnership, we will receive a $100 donation from Comerica for every Lions’ first down at home games during the 2019 regular season. Through the fifth week of the season, we’re already scheduled to receive $4,800 as a result of games against the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

“Educating, mentoring and empowering our youth provides critical resources to help young adults reach their potential and impact our communities,” said Michael Cheatham, Comerica Bank vice president Michigan market contributions and SE Michigan Community Investment. “We look forward to partnering with the Detroit Lions this season to align with Winning Futures and support their outstanding outreach services that prepare metro Detroit students for the workforce.”

“We are excited to be part of this program with Comerica Bank and the Detroit Lions. In our four-year Workforce Prep program, we teach high school students to create strategic plans for their education and career, and to accomplish it one step at a time,” said Kristina Marshall, Winning Futures president and CEO. “Every drive that moves the Lions forward to the endzone will support our students in moving towards their goals. This generous donation will help our students better prepare for life after high school, helping them live happier, healthier, and more successful lives.”

So now, every time you see Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, and other Lions make a first down, cheer loud and thank Comerica and the Detroit Lions for their support. Goooo Lions!

Learn more about our Workforce Prep program by reading our 2019 Annual Outcomes Report.