Let the Games Begin! Campus Martius Park Adds a Game Pavilion, Sponsored by Quicken Loans

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The nation's largest online retail mortgage lender sponsors games and activities in Downtown Detroit.

"Downtown Detroit is becoming an exciting and vibrant live, work and play urban core with Campus Martius Park at the center of its resurgence," said Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans.

Campus Martius Park, often referred to as “Detroit’s Gathering Place,” will add a new games pavilion to its growing list of amenities. Sponsored by Quicken Loans Inc., the outdoor games and activities are now open and free for everyone.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out and have fun, enjoy free activities and socialize,” said Robert Gregory, president of Detroit 300 Conservancy, the organization that manages Campus Martius Park. “Thanks to the generosity of Quicken Loans, people visiting the park can now enjoy popular pastimes amid the beauty of Campus Martius Park.”

The games pavilion featuring bocce ball, chess, checkers, backgammon, table tennis, bean bag and washer toss, will encourage park-goers to linger, relax and enjoy the nationally award-winning park developed and dedicated to bringing people together. The no-cost outdoor games located in the North Lawn and gardens, are available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will conclude on Oct. 14 (weather permitting). Equipment is available at the Inside Detroit kiosk, located in the Northeast Garden, with valid identification.

As part of Quicken Loans’ “Detroit 2.0” initiative to transform downtown Detroit into an Internet and technology hub, Campus Martius Park continues to become even more of a “work and play” hub and a true centerpiece of downtown and metro Detroit. Last summer, Quicken Loans moved 1,700 team members to downtown Detroit, to their new headquarters in the Compuware Building overlooking Campus Martius Park. This fall, an additional 2,000 team members will relocate to Quicken Loans’ other buildings surrounding the park.

"Downtown Detroit is becoming an exciting and vibrant live, work and play urban core with Campus Martius Park at the center of its resurgence," said Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans. "You can feel the energy in the park, where people already gather to talk business, eat lunch and hang out. We are looking forward to helping create even more fun, and attracting even more people to the heart of the Detroit 2.0 movement.”

About Campus Martius Park
Campus Martius Park, Detroit’s Gathering Place and the centerpiece of revitalization in downtown, is a legacy gift to the City of Detroit from the Detroit 300 Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that has raised over $20 million to design, construct, and operate the Park through businesses, foundations, and individual donations. The nationally recognized Campus Martius Park is the recent recipient of the 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award. Program Planning for the Park was by Project for Public Spaces and the Park’s designer was Rundell Ernstberger Associates, LLC. For more information, contact the Detroit 300 Conservancy at 313-962-0101 or visit http://www.campusmartiuspark.org.

About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs more than 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, property valuations 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 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 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. Last summer, the company 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.

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