“The Piston Care Telethon is an event that the entire Fathead team is really passionate about and we challenge ourselves each year to do all we can to support these great kids,” said Patrick McInnis, CEO of Fathead.
Detroit, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011
Quicken Loans, Inc. and its family of companies, including Fathead, LLC, raised $24,000 for the 2011 Pistons Care Telethon benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan, held March 18, 2011. With the help of Fathead CEO Patrick McInnis, who is also a board member of the Flint Boys & Girls Club, the contribution helped the 18-hour donation drive and telecast raise more than $350,000 in pledges.
“The Piston Care Telethon is an event that the entire Fathead team is really passionate about and we challenge ourselves each year to do all we can to support these great kids,” said McInnis. “It’s amazing to see the impact that this one day event can make in positively shaping the kids of the Boys & Girls Club for an entire year and hopefully providing them with tools that will last much longer.”
Net proceeds from the 2011 Pistons Care Telethon will be distributed among the 35 Boys & Girls Club locations across the state of Michigan. The pledge total will fund more than 7,000 Boys & Girls Club annual memberships as well as support the cost of programming for youth in need.
Pistons partners Fathead, Amway, Marathon Oil Corporation, Powers Distributing, POH Regional Medical Center, Allstate, and Belle Tire all contributed to the cause, as did the team’s television partner Fox Sports Detroit. Area media donated advertising space and airtime for the Telethon and entertainers including Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Eminem, Rihanna, Usher and Jimmy Buffett supported the event.
For more information on the Pistons Care Telethon, visit Pistons.com.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ”Top Workplaces of 2010” List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services-related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.
About Fathead LLC:
Fathead LLC is the industry leader of authentic officially licensed sports and entertainment graphic products. Fathead gives fans the opportunity to “FEEL The REAL” by bringing their favorite passion or inspiration to life. Fathead products include Fathead Customs and Fathead "Real Big", the life-size, high definition wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team stadiums, helmets and logos. Fathead maintains license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues, for more info visit, http://www.fathead.com.