Detroit Pistons Host Third Annual Ready Set Cook Competition at Henry Ford Health

March 27, 2018
Ish Smith and Anthony Tolliver will lead two teams of Wayne County high school students from Henry Ford’s Generation With Promise in a cooking competition. Henry Ford LiveWell has created healthy versions of the players’ favorite dishes – Mac & Cheese and Shrimp & Chicken with Cauliflower Alfredo. The two teams will work together with their Pistons player captains and Henry Ford chefs to prepare the dishes. A panel of judges will sample the dishes and determine the winner of the competition. Henry Ford Health is the official sponsor the Pistons Fit program and the new Henry Ford -Detroit Pistons Performance Center in downtown Detroit.


WHO:    -Detroit Pistons Guard Ish Smith

-Detroit Pistons Forward Anthony Tolliver

-14 Students from Generation With Promise

-Henry Ford Health Chefs Julie Fromm, RDN, and Adrian Simley

-WDIV-TV Reporter and Sports Anchor Jamie Edmonds, Henry Ford Health President and CEO Wright Lassiter III, Henry Ford Health Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer,  Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Detroit Pistons Athletic Trainer Jon Ishop and Pistons Legend and Community Ambassador Earl Cureton


WHEN:  Tuesday, March 27, 4-6 p.m.

WHERE: Henry Ford Health, One Ford Place, Detroit


*Media Availability with Smith and Tolliver after cooking competition*


About NBA FIT: NBA teams, players throughout the league are joining community members and partners to highlight the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle. NBA/WNBA FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs, events, and products year-round. Through a nationwide network of more than 1,100 community-based organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT reaches more than 2.5 million youth and families each year.


About Henry Ford Health: Henry Ford Health is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III. Visit to learn more.

About Henry Ford LiveWell and Generation With Promise: Established in 2012, Henry Ford LiveWell is a virtual Wellness Center of Excellence designed to provide a unified voice of all Henry Ford Health wellness initiatives and programming, and, create a consistent and exceptional wellness experience.  For more information, please visit our website:  Founded in 2007, Generation With Promise (GWP) empowers youth and families to increase their physical activity and consumption of healthy foods. GWP aims to establish healthy, empowered communities by providing knowledge, skills, and resources so that underserved youth and families are leading the adoption and promotion of healthy behaviors. More than 188,000 youth and adults have participated since 2011 when Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, senior vice president, Community Health and Equity, chief wellness officer and chief diversity officer, brought the program to Henry Ford Health.



Detroit Pistons:                        Henry Ford Health:

Kevin Grigg                                Kim North Shine                                                        

248.377-8762                             313.549.4995                             


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