Thursday, 6 September, 2007 11:35 PM
Detroit Wii Gaming Competition
To Benefit Coalition on Temporary Shelter
offers participants prizes, refreshments and fun - all for a good
-- Garden Court Condominiums will host "Gaming in the Garden,"
a Nintendo Wii tournament style gaming competition to benefit the
Coalition on Temporary Shelter - Detroit (COTS) on the condo development's
roof, Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2007.
Registration will begin
at 11 a.m. and competition will commence at noon. A minimum donation
of $10 per contestant, $3 per spectator is required to participate
in the tournament. Garden Court Condominiums is located at 2900
E. Jefferson at Jos. Campau in Detroit.
" Limited budgets are a very real thing," said Cheryl
Johnson, chief executive officer for COTS. "Gaming in the Garden
is a gift for us. Gamers can come out and have a great time while
helping us achieve our goals of helping homeless people help themselves,
truly benefiting the community,
and taking in the awesome atmosphere of the historic Garden Court
COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of
homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness through
case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing
programs. COTS´ programs (Emergency Shelter, Transitional
Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing) are designed to address
each individual's needs and circumstances and support them in moving
along a continuum from homelessness to housing
and stability. COTS links each client to resources provided by COTS
and within the larger community to assist them in breaking the cycle
The tournament will consist of sports competition games including
boxing, tennis (doubles), bowling and golf. In each round, participants
will attempt to knock out their opponents with their skill, luck
and competitive strategies. The overall tournament winners will
receive a $100 gift card
to an area electronics retailer. All contestant participants and
spectators will be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card
to an area electronics retailer.
Light refreshments will be served and tours of Garden Court Condominiums
will be offered. Due to time constraints, competition rounds may
be subject to time limits of 20 minutes, with a winner determined
by highest number of points at round1s end. Rules subject to change.
information can be obtained by calling (313)
259-2500 or by visiting www.gardencourtcondos.com.
Those who would like to pre-register can do so by calling (313)
259-2500 or via email at email@example.com.
Coalition of Temporary Shelter - Detroit
Founded in 1982, the
Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) is a private, nonprofit organization
that provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing
and comprehensive support services for Detroit1s homeless population.
Its mission is to alleviate homelessness by offering an
array of services, which enable people to achieve economic self-sufficiency
and decent, affordable housing. COTS' 140- bed shelter provides
nearly 50,000 nights of emergency shelter each year.
Garden Court Condominiums
Located at 2900 E. Jefferson
Ave. (at Jos. Campau), the 65-unit, Albert Kahn designed landmark
structure on Jefferson Avenue, has been providing residents the
perfect platform for experiencing the best city offerings since
1915. All of the apartment units have been converted to condominiums.
Units are available for sale. The building features beautifully
landscaped grounds, classic hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, wood-burning
fireplaces, detailed moldings and panoramic views of the river and
Source: Marx Layne