Big Sean Discusses The Sean Anderson Foundation's D.O.N. Weekend 2019

The "Single Again" performer is providing his hometown with games, panels, health screenings, parties, and more.

(AllHipHop News) The 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend is set to take place August 17 and August 18. Big Sean's Sean Anderson Foundation and Ally Financial are presenting an all-age event for Motor City.

The Sean Anderson Foundation’s “Detroit Block Party” and City Council President Pro Tempore Mary Sheffield’s “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” are partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan for D.O.N. Weekend. In addition, a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club will be part of the extravaganza.

"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. Other Block Party and Occupy the Corner activities include live DJ, free food, live performances, free haircuts and braiding, Neighborhood Hero Awards, health screenings, felony expungement, apprenticeship opportunities, carnival rides, and gaming stations. 

"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,” adds Andrea Brimmer, Ally's chief marketing and public relations officer. “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.” 

On Sunday, Big Sean will host a discussion covering mental health awareness in the Black community with Dr. Jessica Clemons and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. The conversation will be moderated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan President and CEO Shawn H. Wilson.

"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,” states Wilson. “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.”

D.O.N. Weekend 2019 Schedule

Saturday, August 17

Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1 of 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