Rocket Mortgage Classic Volunteer Applications Open
The lifeblood of any PGA TOUR event is its volunteers. Even more than the players, the volunteers are what makes a tournament a success or failure.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic was a great success in its first year in Detroit, thanks in no small part to the very friendly and helpful volunteers. In Year Two, the Rocket Mortgage Classic will need 2,000 volunteers.
Prospective volunteers can register by visiting RocketMortgageClassic.com and clicking on “Volunteer.”
Positions are open to anyone ages 18 and up, while those 15-17 years old can serve as Junior Volunteers (Standard Bearers). All volunteers work a minimum of two five-hour shifts throughout the week. Some committees may require longer hours or additional shift requirements.
“The inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic was a successful, award-winning event thanks to the overwhelming support and dedication of our volunteers,” said Jason Langwell, Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “Our volunteers were quite literally the face and soul of the tournament – they play a crucial role in the amazing service we provide our attendees. As we prepare for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, we encourage returning volunteers and new recruits to enjoy the event from inside the ropes and behind the scenes – experiencing how a world-class PGA TOUR tournament operation is executed.”
Detroit’s Major has upgraded the volunteer experience and established new amenities for 2020, including the creation of a new volunteer entrance at the tournament’s main gate, a new centralized volunteer headquarters location and exclusive volunteer happy hours at Detroit Golf Club during tournament week. Similar to 2019, each adult volunteer will receive a Volunteer credential, a Weekly Grounds Ticket, an official Rocket Mortgage Classic volunteer uniform by Levelwear Golf and complimentary parking and meals while volunteering at the Rocket Mortgage Classic – a package valued at $595 – with their $75 participation fee.
Dennis W. Archer, former Mayor of Detroit, will return as the tournament’s Volunteer General Chair to oversee all volunteer committees. Along with Archer, other individuals will assume the roles of Vice Chairs and Committee Chairs to run the various operational functions.