WXYZ DETROIT — Southeast Michigan and organizers of the Rocket Mortgage Classic are excited to have fans back, in-person, for this year’s world-class sports event. Given all of the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a big step forward for our region.
In partnership with Rocket Mortgage, it generated more than $2.7 million for non-profits raised from last year’s Detroit Tour. And, equally important, more than $2.4 million in technology will be invested into the event’s “Changing the Course” initiative. Working through the Connect 313 Campaign, roughly 250-thousand local residents are expected to qualify for assistance with accessing internet resources such as computers and tablets. The goal is to bridge the massive digital divide in Detroit by 2025.
(Digital divide comment from Jay Farner, Quicken Loans/Rocket Mortgage CEO)
All of the excitement kicks off Monday, June 28th through Sunday, July 4th at the historic Detroit Golf Club. For the third consecutive year, the eyes of the nation will be on our city as popular Hall-of-Famer and championship players take to the course.
We invite you to watch our special coverage next week, on-air, online at wxyz.com, or on your favorite streaming device. WXYZ is proud to be the local media partner for the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic because this PGA tournament greatly benefits Detroit.
I’m Mike Murri, V.P. & General Manager
Broadcast: June 24 - 27, 2021