Big Sean & The Sean Anderson Foundation Announce 2nd Annual D.O.N. Weekend

Multi-platinum artist and philanthropist Big Sean is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation and Ally taking place Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18. The Sean Anderson Foundation’s “Detroit Block Party” and City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield’s “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” are partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) to bring a free jam-packed event for all ages.

The special weekend celebrates the Detroit families, entrepreneurs, teachers and long-standing institutions that are the backbone of the city. Saturday will feature a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club. Block Party and Occupy the Corner  activities will include Live DJ| Free Food | Live Performances | Free Haircuts and Braiding | Neighborhood Hero Awards | Health Screenings | Workforce One Jobs Bus | Felony Expungement | Apprenticeship Opportunities | Carnival Rides | Gaming Stations.

On Sunday, Big Sean will be hosting an insightful Mental Health Awareness Discussion with Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The discussion will explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community. A Bowling Party will close out the D.O.N. Weekend on Sunday evening.

“Last year’s D.O.N. Weekend was a huge success, and I’m excited to bring it back for the second year in a row. I have so much love for Detroit and can’t wait to celebrate it with all of the people who make the city great,” says Big Sean.

The events are made possible by presenting sponsor Ally; Puma; Detroit Pistons; Quicken Loans; Fratarcangeli Wealth Management; Essentia Water and D’USSE.

“This weekend is a great opportunity to join with our friends at the Sean Anderson Foundation and Boys and Girls Club to expand on the work we are doing with SAF on Moguls in the Making and BGCSM on Code to Success,” said Andrea Brimmer, chief marketing and public relations officer, Ally. “Ally is focused on aiding economic mobility through programs that provide all individuals greater access to services, education and resources they can use to help improve their economic circumstances and enrich their lives. D.O.N. Weekend demonstrates our commitment to Detroit and to helping the city’s youth gain skills that prepare them to increase their economic mobility in the future.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is committed to providing youth with a world class experience, and that’s exactly what the new Sean Anderson Foundation Content & production studio will provide,” said Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. “Sean’s passion for helping Detroit youth launch careers in the entertainment industry makes this a perfect fit for our focus on economic mobility for our members.”

All events, Saturday and Sunday, are free and open to the public. Sunday’s events require registering on Eventbrite.

D.O.N. Weekend 2019 Schedule

Saturday, August 17

Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1of Reimagined Dauch Boys and Girls Club
Unveiling of the “Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio” (11:00 a.m. -Press Only)

Detroit Block Party and Occupy the Corner (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club

                16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

Sunday, August 18
Mental Health Awareness Discussion (2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
Join in the discussion with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Jessica Clemons, and Big Sean.

 Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club

                16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

D.O.N. Bowling Party (6:00-9:00pm)
Close out the weekend with Big Sean at the historic Garden Bowl.

Location: Garden Bowl

                4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

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Sean Anderson Foundation
The mission of the Sean Anderson Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, is to assist in the education, health, safety, and well-being of school-age youth and their families. The Foundation partners with established charitable organizations and corporate sponsors to support its signature program, Mogul Prep.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan                                                    
Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) has over 93 year of experience serving youth ages 6-18 by providing a safe, fun place that inspires, while offering high- quality programs that provide real-world learning from caring adult mentors. Serving nearly 13,000 youth annually within eight Clubs throughout Southeastern Michigan, BGCSM works everyday to provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to become change agents for their life, Club, and communities.

Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial-services company with $180.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019. As a customer-centric company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions, we are relentlessly focused on “Doing It Right” and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. We are one of the largest full-service automotive-finance operations in the country and offer a wide range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealerships and consumers. Our award-winning online bank (Ally Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender) offers mortgage-lending services and a variety of deposit and other banking products, including savings, money-market, and checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Additionally, we offer securities-brokerage and investment-advisory services through Ally Invest. Our robust corporate finance business offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

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