Campaigning on his laptop from a world away, Askew first got his taste of Detroit in the cold month of December in 2009. Since then he has made it a point to come back to the city almost every year since his first arrival. With a 16-hour time differential, Askew has blogged about the beauty and creativity that is instilled in this city. To see Askew’s work in person, visit the Inner State Gallery in Detroit! The exhibit will be up until September 19.
This morning marked the opening day to the first ever Live Downtown Games in our very own, beautiful, Campus Martius Park! Quicken Loans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware, DTE Energy, and Strategic Staffing Solutions are locked together in a week-long battle of strength, wits and determination!
The Live Downtown Games started with a bang as representatives from each company gave invigorating speeches to their teammates and talked “smack” to everyone else!
Bill Emerson, CEO of Quicken Loans, laid the foundation and energized our team members as he went undefeated in the Bungee Run contest after winning three consecutive times.
Following in his prime footsteps, the Quicken Loans Obstacle Course Team won the gold medal, after getting an outstanding relay time of just 2:52! Quicken Loans was extremely well represented today and if the rest of the week is anything like today it promises to be smooth sailing to the beautiful, 3-foot tall live, work and play trophy!
We can barely contain our excitement and can’t wait to see the turnout for the rest of the week!
Moving on, tomorrow is the Canned Food Build Day, where team members will use all of the canned foods donated over the past week to build a remarkable Detroit landmark. All the food will then be donated to Forgotten Harvest. Come out and support the Quicken Loans Build Team in the Compuware Atrium starting at 11:00 a.m.!
A special thanks to everyone who participated in today’s games, and congratulations for taking home the gold!
You’re all truly…ENGINEERED TO AMAZE!!