Rocket Mortgage Classic is a big win for Detroit

WXYZ DETROIT – Get ready for Rocket Mortgage’s annual classic. It is one of Michigan’s iconic sporting attractions and a leading engine of economic development. Last year, the tournament raised over $1 million to support local charities. It also has the distinction of being the only PGA Tour event ever held in the city of Detroit.

The big week of golf starts on Tuesday July 26e at the beautiful and historic Detroit Golf Club. Fans will see a championship field of players walk the course as our region is once again in the national spotlight.

But the benefits of this world-class tournament go far beyond the competition of this game. Over the past few years, millions have been invested in the event’s “Changing the Course” initiative. Through the Connect 313 Fund, thousands of Detroit residents can receive assistance in obtaining internet resources. The goal is to close the technology gap and the digital divide by 2025. Currently, about 30% of Detroit households do not have internet access. Technology is the gateway to education, job training and economic opportunity.

We commend Dan Gilbert, Bob Walters, Jay Farner and Jason Langwell, the Rocket Mortgage team, for their leadership and vision. Finally, we invite you to watch our special coverage all next week live and online at wxyz.com.

I am Mike Murri.

Get ready for Rocket Mortgage’s annual classic. It is one of Michigan’s iconic sporting attractions and a leading engine of economic development. Last year, the tournament raised over $1 million to support local charities. It also has the distinction of being the only PGA Tour event ever held in the city of Detroit.

The big week of golf starts on Tuesday July 26e at the beautiful and historic Detroit Golf Club. Fans will see a championship field of players walk the course as our region is once again in the national spotlight.

But the benefits of this world-class tournament go far beyond the competition of this game. Over the past few years, millions have been invested in the event’s “Changing the Course” initiative. Through the Connect 313 Fund, thousands of Detroit residents can receive assistance in obtaining internet resources. The goal is to close the technology gap and the digital divide by 2025. Currently, about 30% of Detroit households do not have internet access. Technology is the gateway to education, job training and economic opportunity.

We commend Dan Gilbert, Bob Walters, Jay Farner and Jason Langwell, the Rocket Mortgage team, for their leadership and vision. Finally, we invite you to watch our special coverage all next week live and online at wxyz.com.

I’m Mike Murri, Vice President and General Manager
Broadcast: July 21 to 24, 2022

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