Detroit, Mich. – Oct. 15, 2010 – The 3rd Annual Patrick McInnis Community Hero Award was presented to Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Tom Izzo, at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint last week. Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and fifth largest retail lender overall, and Fathead LLC, the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products served as the official sponsors of the Club’s 8th Annual Steak Dinner where the award is presented annually.
The Patrick McInnis Community Hero Award was established in 2008 as a way to recognize an individual or group each year whose extraordinary leadership or contribution positively affected the Club and the Flint community. The award was named in recognition of Fathead CEO and Flint native, Patrick McInnis, whose investment in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint has directly resulted in a more vibrant organization where area youngsters can learn, play and grow into productive citizens.
“It is a pleasure to present Tom Izzo with this year’s Community Hero Award because of his leadership and commitment to kids in the Flint community,” said Patrick McInnis, CEO of Fathead. “He inspires kids to choose success and aim high, and recognizes talent in our area which is a testament to his belief that Flint is a winning community.”
More than 300 guests attended the event, When I Grow Up: A Celebration of Opportunity & Achievement, which featured a steak dinner donated by Outback Steakhouse, a silent auction and presentations from youth members of the Boys & Girls Club. Among the attendees was 2000 NCAA basketball champion Mateen Cleaves, State Senator John Gleason and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint provides programming in core areas including education, leadership, life skills, arts and fitness to local youngsters. For more information, visit www.bgclubflint.org or call (810) 249-3413.
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About Quicken Loans Inc.
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed more than $25 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2009. Quicken Loans employs approximately 4,000 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” seven consecutive years, ranking as high as #2. Quicken Loans has also been named in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places To Work In Technology” for six years in a row. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc.
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and its One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.
About Fathead LLC:
Fathead LLC is the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products. Fathead products give fans the opportunity to bring their favorite passion or inspiration to life. Fathead products include Fathead Customs, Fathead Tradeables, Fathead Skins, and Fathead’s flagship “Real Big:” the officially licensed life-size, hi-def wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets and logos. Fathead maintains license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. For more information, visit www.fathead.com.