From June 25 to 30, thousands of golf fans in Detroit took their chance at a scoring a coveted hole-in-one at the interactive “Shot for Heroes” experience at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. For each attempted shot, Quicken Loans generously donated to Built for Zero – $25 for a fan taking a swing, $100 for landing a ball in the “O” within 13 feet of the pin, and $2,500 donated to Community Solutions and $2,500 to the fan who hits a hole-in-one. Even PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler joined guests and fans and took on the challenge at the event.
Throughout the tournament, the work of Built for Zero was highlighted by several local and national media outlets, including two spots on Detroit’s WJBK Fox 2 news. Community Solutions’ CFO and COO Jamie Schleck spoke with reporter Robin Murdoch alongside Lauren Grannemann, VP of Strategic Investments at Quicken Loans Community Fund. WJBK reporter Camille Amiri also interviewed Schleck and Grannemann at the Shot for Heroes activation.
Prior to the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Jamie Schleck joined Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner on WJR Newstalk 760 to speak with host Frank Beckmann. You also can hear a wrap-up of the entire event and learn about the success of Shot for Heroes for Built for Zero on the Fore Golf Podcast with Bill Hobson.
Thank you to the generous support of Quicken Loans, lead corporate sponsor for Built for Zero, and to all of the supporters who participated in 2019’s Shot for Heroes.