Four Montgomery County golf courses to host a month-long charity campaign leading up to the Quicken Loans National
Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2016) – The Quicken Loans National is taking over the driving ranges of four public golf courses in Montgomery County, Md., to give fans the opportunity to take a “Shot for Heroes” to raise money for veterans and military families – and maybe even earn themselves a nice little payday.
Beginning May 21 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the Quicken Loans National from June 23-26, golfers at each of the participating golf courses can stand over an approximately 100-yard shot and take two swings for charity at no cost to themselves. Any shot resulting in a hole-in-one will produce a $10,000 charitable donation from Quicken Loans and a matching check to the lucky golfer.
Quicken Loans will also donate $10 for every participant and $100 for each shot that lands within 16 feet of the hole. All proceeds will benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and Operation Homefront.
“We’re expecting a large turnout from fans who not only love golf, but share our passion in supporting our brave veterans and active-duty service members,” said Art Steiber, Quicken Loans Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorships. “Even if you are not an accomplished golfer, just stepping up to the tee earns $10 toward charity to support our military and their very deserving families.”
Each weekend, the one golfer who is lucky enough to make a hole-in-one, or the player who puts it closest to the pin, will earn an invitation to the Quicken Loans National for a special meet and greet with PGA TOUR pro Rickie Fowler and will take home autographed memorabilia.
The competition each Saturday and Sunday will run from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The dates and course locations are as follows:
- May 21-22: Falls Road Golf Course (10800 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854)
- May 28-29: Northwest Golf Course (15711 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906)
- June 4-5: Needwood Golf Course (6724 Needwood Rd, Derwood, MD 20855)
- June 11-12: Little Bennett Golf Course (25900 Prescott Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871)
- June 18-19: Falls Road Golf Course (10800 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854)
Shot for Heroes will continue for all fans during Quicken Loans National tournament week via a special 60-yard hole set up on site at Congressional Country Club.
At last year’s Quicken Loans National, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and nearly 2,000 fans participated in the Shot for Heroes program, which raised $235,000 to benefit the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
Shot for Heroes won’t be the only opportunity for fans to win money at the tournament. Quicken Loans is also bringing back its Million Dollar Hole-In-One Sweepstakes, which will award one entrant $1 million if a PGA TOUR pro aces the par-3 10th hole during tournament play.
To be eligible for the Quicken Loans Hole-In-One Sweepstakes, entrants must be 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. To enter, visit www.PGATOUR.com/QuickenLoans.
For official Shot for Heroes rules and regulations, visit www.qlnational.com.
Please contact Jordan Fylonenko with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-373-3046.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed more than $220 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states since 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 for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past six consecutive years, 2010 – 2015, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014 and 2015.
Quicken Loans was ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2016, and has been among the top-30 companies for the last 13 years. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past 11 years, ranking No. 1 in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its 15,000 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.
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families since its inception shortly after 9/11. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.