Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Talk about engaging young people through sports takes center stage on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” as Robert Jamerson, CEO of Detroit PAL, and Dave Robinson, owner of TGA of Southeast Michigan, appear to share information about programs they have inspiring young people.

The goal is to help lay a strong foundation for their future both leaders told Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host. The show airs 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Robert Jamerson, CEO of Detroit PAL

Jamerson, who took part in PAL programs and played football as a child, talked how that helped shape his life and career. He also talked about the many programs Detroit PAL offers including sports, education and mentoring opportunities.

Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Dave Robinson, Owner and Chapter Director for TGA of Southeast Michigan

Robinson, former Sports Editor and Managing Editor of the Detroit Free Press, opened his TGA franchise in 2008 after retiring from the media. Robinson specializes in golf as over 30,000 young people have attended his camps since then. (For more information: www.playtga.com/semichigan).

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Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with David Carroll, Founder of Nicely Theatre Group

Then, David Carroll, former Quicken Loan executive and childhood friend of Dan Gilbert, appeared with Cain to talk about The Nicely Theatre Group, which he formed at Gilbert’s suggestion. Carroll is hoping to stage more local live theatre productions. They  have held a few virtual productions in its first year.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – a Tony-award winning musical is its next production and will be live and in-person in Birmingham July 28-31. It includes family activities each night as well. For information and ticket sales, visit www.nicelytheatre.org; or call (248) 661-1900.

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Watch Michigan Matters, Sunday at 7:30am on CBS 62