Detroit, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) April 05, 2011
Quicken Loans Inc. and the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters held a ceremony on April 1, 2011 at the Quicken Loans Arena, to conclude the “Veteran of the Game” program for the 2010-2011 regular season, donating $5,000 to the United Service Organizations (USO) of Northern Ohio.
Jeff Perry of Quicken Loans, Vice President of the Quicken Loans Cleveland Web Center, presented the check to Bob Hope, President and member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio USO. The nephew of Hollywood legend Bob Hope, who entertained troops for more than 50 years, accepted the donation on behalf of the USO of Northern Ohio, which supports service members both domestic and abroad.
“Quicken Loans and the Lake Erie Monsters are committed to community involvement,” said Perry. “Part of that responsibility includes taking time to honor those who serve to defend the freedoms we enjoy. We’re proud to salute our Veterans of the Game and support the efforts of the USO.”
The ceremony, taking place before the national anthem, also recognized the last Veteran of the Game for the season, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Kokish, of the United States Navy, who served as an architect and fought in combat during the Kuwait liberation. Joining Kokish at the ceremony was his family, Kim, Shelby and Cody.
The 50-state lender of mortgages, including VA loans, supports veterans through employment, sponsorships and other community outreach efforts. The Veteran of the Game program gave the USO of Northern Ohio an opportunity to select veterans nominated by individuals, military bases or veteran organizations and recognize them for their service. Veterans from all branches of the military, retired or active duty, and from all wars who live in the Cleveland-Northern Ohio area were eligible.
All honorees and their family members were admitted free of charge to a Monsters game and were acknowledged for their service at the Quicken Loans Arena with their biography posted on the Monsters website.
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 Lake Erie Monsters:
The Lake Erie Monsters are an American Hockey League franchise based out of Cleveland, Ohio and playing at Quicken Loans Arena. Launched by Dan Gilbert for the start of the 2007-08 season, the Monsters are the National Hockey League affiliate team of the Colorado Avalanche. For more information, visit http://www.LakeErieMonsters.com