Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Detroit’s sports culture runs deep. As a mid-summer homage to athletes of all ages and abilities, the free Quicken Loans Sports Zone featuring four outdoor basketball half-courts and a sand volleyball court opens Friday, August 1st in Cadillac Square, part of Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. The Quicken Loans Sports Zone is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The sand volleyball court is open through August 22nd, and basketball is available through October 5th.
Downtown employees, residents and visitors from across the city and region are invited to play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game or participate in one of three organized basketball events.
· Roasting Plant 3-on-3 Tournaments
Compete with other 'ballers' every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, either from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Teams that win a minimum of five games throughout the summer and fall qualify for the championship 3-on-3 tournament during the last week of September. Register as an individual or team.
· Lunchtime Lightning
Bring your “inner-child” to this recess-style classic. Games will run weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The goal is for the second shooter to make a basket before the first shooter who is then eliminated. The last player standing wins. Show up at the Sports Zone or sign up here.
· 3-Point Shootout
Show off your abilities in downtown Detroit basketball shootouts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Individuals who win a minimum of five shootouts throughout the summer and fall qualify for the 3-Point Shootout championship during the last week of September. Register here.
The Quicken Loans Sports Zone will also host a variety of local youth organizations, schools and faith-based groups throughout the summer and fall. Youth organizations interested in reserving a court, or participating in the Detroit Sports Zone’s scheduled youth programming may call: 1-800-450-7167, extension 1.
At least one basketball court will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for pick-up games on a first-come, first-served basis. Basketballs and volleyballs are available for check-out at the games kiosk on the east end of Cadillac Square. Everyone is welcome to participate in these organized basketball activities.
About The Detroit Sports Zone
The Detroit Sports Zone is a non-profit organization whose objective is to educate youth, adults and seniors about the benefits of participating in sports, cultural and performing arts activities.
About the Detroit 300 Conservancy
The Detroit 300 Conservancy is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. The Conservancy raised more than $20 million to create, design and construct Campus Martius Park through businesses, foundations, and individual donations. Since its opening in 2004, the Conservancy has operated, programmed and funded the nationally-recognized Campus Martius Park, which was the recipient of the first ever 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award. Campus Martius Park is a magnet for people, attracting more than 2 million annual visitors and spurring more than $1 billion in new investment downtown.
Beginning in 2013 and working with the City of Detroit and key downtown stakeholders, the Conservancy is also activating, improving and programming three other downtown historic parks and public spaces including Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park and Paradise Valley’s Beatrice Buck Park. For more information, contact the Detroit 300 Conservancy at 313-962-0101 or visit http://www.campusmartiuspark.org.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $80 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2013. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked highest in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power for the past four consecutive years: 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 11 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past ten years, ranking No. 1 in 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 8,500 of its 10,000-plus team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.