- AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble and Youth Golf Clinic presented by The Children’s Foundation to be held Tuesday, July 26
- Fans can watch the PGA TOUR’s best players up close during the Delta Dental Pro-Am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Wednesday, July 27
DETROIT (March 13, 2022) – The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced the addition of Detroit Community Days presented by DTE Energy on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week – offering the chance for all Detroiters to enjoy complimentary access to participate in events during tournament week. The Detroit Community Days will give local golf fans and their families an exclusive view of the course and players along with a unique way to celebrate the hometown of the Rocket Mortgage Classic and title sponsor Rocket Mortgage.
“What better day to unveil the addition of Detroit Community Days presented by DTE Energy than on March 13, which is affectionally known as 313 Day here in Detroit,” said Jason Langwell, the Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “One of our overarching goals is to make the Rocket Mortgage Classic accessible to all Detroiters. Opening our doors with complimentary access to our one-of-a-kind special events on Tuesday and Wednesday alongside a dedicated partner will provide a terrific way for everyone to be able join in the excitement of a week that is so special to our community.”
DTE Energy has supported the Rocket Mortgage Classic since the PGA TOUR event returned to Detroit in 2019, providing on-site activations and hospitality sponsorships.
“We’re proud to continue our partnership with the Rocket Mortgage Classic by presenting the Detroit Community Days and celebrating our city’s residents,” said Lynette Dowler, Vice President of Public Affairs for DTE Energy. “Our aim is to find impactful opportunities to positively engage Detroiters, and the Detroit Community Days at the Rocket Mortgage Classic are an exciting way for us to give back to our hometown.”
The Rocket Mortgage Classic returns to the Detroit Golf Club July 26-31, bringing the PGA TOUR’s top golfers to Detroit for the fourth straight year. All local fans will receive complimentary admission and parking on Tuesday, July 26 for the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble and the Youth Golf Clinic presented by The Children’s Foundation, as well as on Wednesday, July 27 for the Delta Dental Pro-Am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
The inaugural AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble was awarded as the “Best Special Event” during the PGA TOUR’s 2018-19 season. The event pairs top PGA TOUR professionals with celebrity amateurs in a fun and entertaining three-hole scramble on holes 14-16 — known as AREA 313 — at Detroit Golf Club. Previous participants have included PGA TOUR pros Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Harold Varner III and Bubba Watson as well as celebrities Justin Abdelkader, Maurice Allen, Jerome Bettis, Larry Fitzgerald, Jimmy Howard, Tom Izzo, Dylan Larkin, Troy Mullins, Blair O’Neal, Barry Sanders and Lexi Thompson.
The Youth Golf Clinic presented by The Children’s Foundation brings hundreds of children from across Detroit to the Rocket Mortgage Classic for a fun-filled day on the driving range learning from professional golfers. PGA TOUR pros who have participated in the event in previous years include Joseph Bramlett, Cameron Champ, Doc Redman, Brandt Snedeker and Gary Woodland.
“The Youth Golf Clinic and Detroit Community Days are two great opportunities to engage our local youth as well as celebrate the community we’re so proud to call home,” said Laura Grannemann, Vice President of the Rocket Community Fund (the philanthropic partner of Rocket Mortgage), and Rocket Giving Fund (the 501(c)3 that runs the Rocket Mortgage Classic) Board Member. “We strive to leverage every aspect of the Rocket Mortgage Classic to uplift residents and invest in our communities.”
The Delta Dental Pro-Am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic gives golf fans the opportunity to watch many of the pros up close playing the course before the 72-hole tournament begins on Thursday, July 28. Each PGA TOUR pro is matched up with four amateur golfers in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Because galleries are smaller, spectators can get better views of their favorite players than on any other day during tournament week.
Information on tickets for tournament rounds (Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31) will be available at a later date. To inquire about hospitality or sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Rocket Mortgage Classic
The Rocket Mortgage Classic made history in 2019 as the first PGA TOUR event ever held in the city of Detroit, and has continued to make a positive and lasting impact on the city and its residents through its multi-year Changing the Course campaign, established in 2020 to end the digital divide in Detroit and ensure digital accessibility for all city residents. The Rocket Mortgage Classic was the most awarded event during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season, being recognized for “Best Special Event” (then known as the AREA 313 Celebrity Challenge) and “Best Tournament Sales” as well as being honored with the first “Fair Way Award” for its diversity and inclusion initiatives. More information is available at RocketMortgageClassic.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@RocketClassic).
About Rocket Mortgage
Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest home mortgage lender and part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), enables the American Dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with an industry-leading, digital-driven client experience. In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, completely online mortgage experience. Rocket Mortgage closed $320 billion dollars of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2020.
Rocket Mortgage moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies employ 26,000 full-time team members nationwide. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix and operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit. Rocket Mortgage ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction for mortgage servicing by J.D. Power the past eight straight years, 2014 – 2021.
Rocket Companies, Rocket Mortgage’s parent company, ranked #5 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2021 and has placed in the top third of the list for 18 consecutive years.
For more information and company news visit RocketMortgage.com/PressRoom.
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.3 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio also includes non-utility businesses focused on industrial energy services, renewable natural gas, and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80% by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.