WXYZ DETROIT – Southeast Michigan and the organizers of the Rocket Mortgage Classic are excited to have the fans back in person for this year’s world-class sporting event. Given all the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a huge step forward for our region.
Working with Rocket Mortgage, raised more than $ 2.7 million for nonprofits raised from last year’s Detroit Tour. And, equally important, more than $ 2.4 million in technology will be invested in the event’s Changing the Course initiative. As part of the Connect 313 campaign, approximately 250,000 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 by Jay Farner, Quicken Loans / Rocket Mortgage CEO)
All the excitement starts on Monday June 28ththe until Sunday 4th Julythe at the historic Detroit Golf Club. For the third year in a row, the nation’s eyes will be on our city as popular Hall of Famer and championship players take to the field.
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 as this PGA tournament is very beneficial to Detroit.
I’m Mike Murri, VP & General Manager
Broadcast: June 24-27, 2021