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January 27, 2018 - NBA G League (G League) - Grand Rapids Drive News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - The Grand Rapids Drive, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, announced today that the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation is sponsoring a Jersey Theme Night at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday, February 1, 2018 when the Drive host the Agua Caliente Clippers (L.A. Clippers affiliate) at 7:00 PM (ET). Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM (ET).

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation is also the beneficiary of the night, receiving all proceeds from the 50/50 raffle and jersey auction that evening.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation fosters increased awareness of the life, career, values and legacy of America's 38th President. It does so through activities designed to promote the high ideals of integrity, honesty, and candor that defined President Ford's extraordinary career of public service. The Foundation promotes the ideals, values, commitment to public service and historical legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and further promotes greater civic engagement and recognition of integrity wherever it exists in the public arena. It supports permanent and changing exhibits designed to promote historical literacy; conferences; educational outreach and other programs, both scholarly and popular, including at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum.

"We are very excited about partnering with the Grand Rapids Drive on the Gerald R. Ford's fourth annual Jersey Theme Night. Character, integrity, public service, are values that we promote and the Grand Rapids Drive exhibits those values by their community engagement." Joe Calvaruso, Executive Director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation."

Drive players will wear specialty jerseys for the game. These jerseys will be available for bidding during the game near the merchandise table. The auction will conclude at the end of the third quarter. The winner of each jersey will receive a text message during the fourth quarter and should plan on making payment by the end of the game. Winners of each jersey will receive a photograph with the player and, at a later date, the signed jersey.

Prior to the game, Drive assistant coaches, Dion Glover and George Lynch along with Drive player, Jon Horford will speak to the student body at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

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