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Week-long basketball and mentoring camp features Pistons announcer Greg Kelser, educational content from Winning Futures

DSC_0428DETROIT, June 23, 2014– For the 4th year, Powerlink is sponsoring Greg Kelser’s “Shoot For Your Goals” camp, ensuring that it is free for local middle school students again this summer. Attendees will learn basketball skills as well as life and career skills through a mentoring program from Warren-based Winning Futures. Powerlink President & CEO Link Howard and Winning Futures CEO Kris Marshall made the announcement.DSC_0406“Supporting fun and educational summer activities for students is an easy decision for us,” says Howard. “The majority of our employees live in the City of Detroit and we want to provide as many opportunities as we can for the next generation to have the skills necessary to be leaders and innovators. We know that learning from a basketball legend like Greg Kelser and the impactful programs managed by Winning Futures will make a impact for these kids.”


Shoot For Your Goals will host two camps this summer, the first from June 23-27 at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, the second from August 4-8 at Warren Mott High School. Each camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rotating students between basketball activities and classroom sessions covering topics such as setting goals, learning study skills and building your personal support team.


“Everyone at Winning Futures is proud to again work with Greg Kelser to provide these fantastic summer learning opportunities,” says Winning Futures CEO Kris Marshall. “We’ve seen the success of this combination of basketball skills and life skills and know the significant value of focused mentoring for middle school students.”


Additional 2014 program sponsors include:

Bagger Dave’s

Detroit Pistons

Frito Lay


Lear Corporation

Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures LLC

Skillman Foundation

Walmart Foundation

About Powerlink

Powerlink is an ISO 9001-certified staffing, facilities management and construction company whose dedicated team members elevate industry standards for quality and process to reduce costs, improve efficiency and gain higher customer satisfaction. Powerlink clients include health care leaders such as Henry Ford Health Systems and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, as well as manufacturers such as Steelcase. Headquartered in Warren, Powerlink’s team members are seamlessly integrated into more than 130 customer sites in the Midwest.

 About Winning Futures

Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people by offering school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan. Its programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning. Founded in 1994 by entrepreneur Sam Cupp, Winning Futures now partners with organizations throughout the country to implement their life skills workbooks and activities. For more information, visit or call 586-294-8449.