Local to the Detroit area? Here’s an event you might want to check out! In a press release from the Holtz’s Heroes Foundation last week: The Holtz’s Heroes Foundation is pleased to announce a not-for-profit charity basketball game and day of activities on June 5, 2021. The basketball game and other events will be held at Life Remodeled’s Durfee Innovation Society Community Center.
The central event in this day of community outreach, is a basketball game scheduled between Detroit Police personnel, playing against former Notre Dame football players who played under long-time coach, Lou Holtz.
“The basketball game and other activities are a means to reach out to people, specifically children, from disenfranchised communities,” stated Tom Galloway, President of Holtz’s Heroes. “We’re looking to promote genuine connections between the people who serve these communities and those who often feel the most underserved. We see this as a wonderful opportunity for education and learning, wrapped in a day of fun and entertainment.”
“The Holtz’s Heroes charity basketball game is a great opportunity for the youth in our community to participate in meaningful relationship building with positive role models,” said Chris Lambert, Founder and CEO of Life Remodeled. “By bringing together Notre Dame Athletics alumni, Detroit law enforcement and students from the Durfee Innovation Society, we’re breaking down barriers and bringing together a group who can learn a lot from one another.” Together with you.
The event is scheduled to run from 12:00pm till 4:00pm. Durfee Innovation Center is located at 2470 Collingwood Street in Detroit, MI. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please click on the following link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/HoltzsHeroes?locale.x=en_US. If you wish to make an in kind donation, please email Trevor Morris at Tmorris211@live.com. You can learn more about Durfee and Life Remodeled at Life Remodeled - Detroit Non-Profit Organization. In addition, you can learn more about The Holtz’s Heroes Foundation at louslads.org.
More About the Event
Notre Dame Alumni Host Non-Profit Community Event at Detroit’s Durfee Community Center
Date: June 5, 2021
Time: Event will run from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Location: Durfee Innovation Center located at 2470 Collingwood St., Detroit, MI, 48206
Participants: Holtz’s Hero’s vs Detroit PD
• Center will open 11am for volunteers & guests who wish to take a tour of the facility
• Gym will be open 12pm for general entry into the event
• First Speaker to start at 12:15pm to introduce participants & get crowd hyped
• Game will start at 12:45pm (2 - 15 minute running half)
• 15 minute halftime for prize giveaways & lunch provided by Tourmina’s
• Second Speaker Upon completion of the game at or around 1:45pm
• Additional prize giveaways
• Youth drills & skills competition at or around 2:15pm
• Third Speaker closing at or around 3:45pm
Prize giveaways include the following:
• Autographed Books
• Day Trip for 20 to Five Star Life (Rock Climbing, Archery, Hatchet Throwing, etc)
• Free MMA Training Membership @ Michigan Top Team
• Tourmina’s Gift Cards
• & More
Signup sheet available for the following before or day of event for interested students:
• Computer programming & understanding AI (Artificial Intelligence) 3 day session hosted by Peter Lee (VP Customer Experience at Ayehu Software Technologies Ltd)
Cheers & GO IRISH!