DETROIT – Golf fans, and those who love the excitement of a world-class community and social event, will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes experience as a volunteer at the first PGA TOUR event to ever be held in the city of Detroit. The organizers of the Rocket Mortgage Classic are now accepting applications for more than 2,000 volunteer positions for the inaugural event taking place June 25-30 at the Detroit Golf Club.
Those interested in volunteering can apply by visiting RocketMortgageClassic.com and clicking on “Volunteer.”
The 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic will require the support of approximately 2,000 volunteers across various areas including: Admission Sales & Will Call, Ambassadors & Information, Caddie Services, Fan Zone, Hospitality & Clubhouse Guest Services, Laser Operators, Marshals, Media Center Services, Merchandise, Player Registration & Services, Practice Facility, Pro-Am Services, Standard Bearers, Tee Refreshments, Ticket & Credential Scanning, Transportation, Walking Scorers and Volunteer Services.
“Volunteering is a terrific way to enjoy the Rocket Mortgage Classic from a unique perspective that not everyone will get to experience,” said Jason Langwell, Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “Volunteers play a critical role in creating a captivating and exciting event of this size, as they are quite literally the face and soul of the tournament. Our volunteers have a direct impact on the overall tournament experience, while also enjoying a front-row seat to see some of the world’s best golfers up close and in-person.”
Each year, more than 100,000 volunteers contribute countless hours helping orchestrate more than 120 PGA TOUR-sanctioned events nationwide. In 2017-2018, with the help of those volunteers, the PGA TOUR and its tournaments generated more than $180 million for charitable causes.
Dennis W. Archer, former Mayor of Detroit, will serve as the tournament’s Volunteer General Chair to oversee all volunteer committees. Along with Archer, 45 other individuals will assume the roles of Vice Chairs and Committee Chairs to run the various operational functions.
“I’m honored to lead the volunteer effort for the Rocket Mortgage Classic,” Archer said. “I have always supported projects and events that help enrich the culture of this great and vibrant city, and bringing a PGA TOUR event here is certainly another opportunity to highlight the energy and enthusiasm of Detroit. As a champion for local charities, I’m eager to do my part for an event that will benefit so many vital organizations that help to make our city better every day.”
Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to volunteer, and 16- and 17-year-olds can serve as Junior Standard Bearers (those that carry a scoreboard for each pairing). Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of two five-hour shifts during tournament week. In addition to the behind-the-scenes access, all volunteers will receive an official Rocket Mortgage Classic volunteer uniform by Levelwear Golf, complimentary parking, meals and tickets. There is a $75 fee to participate for all adult volunteers.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic will be more than just a new sporting event in the city of Detroit. In addition to the excitement of watching 156 of the world’s top professional golfers competing over four days for a $7.3 million purse, attendees will experience great local food and drinks, unique entertainment options and numerous other exciting things to do outside the ropes – both at the golf course and throughout the city.
Tickets for the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic will be available soon. All information about the tournament can be found at www.RocketMortgageClassic.com.
About the Rocket Mortgage Classic
The Rocket Mortgage Classic will make history in 2019 as the first PGA TOUR event ever held in the city of Detroit. Scheduled for June 25-30 at the historic Detroit Golf Club, the tournament will feature 156 of the world’s top players competing for a $7.3 million purse over four days and 72 holes. Embodying the spirit of Detroit, the week-long event will also feature great entertainment, cuisine and social activities on and off the course. The Rocket Giving Fund is the primary charitable beneficiary of the tournament and will support many local charities. More information is available at RocketMortgageClassic.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@RocketClassic).
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest home mortgage lender. The company closed nearly half a trillion dollars of mortgage volume across all 50 states from 2013 through 2018. Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies employ more than 17,000 full-time team members in Detroit’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix. Quicken Loans 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 the country for customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination by J.D. Power for the past nine consecutive years, 2010 – 2018, and also ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past five consecutive years, 2014 – 2018.
Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2018 and has been included in the magazine’s top 1/3rd of companies named to the list for the past 15 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans “#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans.”
Source: Rocket Mortgage Classic