Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone: Building Community Through Sports

Monroe Street Midway

Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone: Building Community Through Sports

August 26, 2021

The Rocket Community is committed to creating new pathways for residents and visitors in our community to build bonds with each other in public spaces. That’s why we were proud to partner with Bedrock to launch the Monroe Street Midway.

The goal of the Monroe Street Midway was to bring fun and safe experiences back to downtown Detroit for the summer, and one critical piece was the Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone. Reimagined for 2021, the Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone is bigger and more engaging than ever before with variety of sports activations including four half-court basketball courts, and a new multi-sport court offering futsal, handball and more.

In this video, Rocket Community Fund Director of Public Spaces JJ Velez and Come Play Detroit Founder Justin Jacobs talk about how the Sports Zone is different this year, and why sports are so important in building teamwork, discipline, and most of all – community – during a time when we needed it most.


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