Quicken Loans announced today it will donate $1 million to Detroit and Cleveland charities.

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DETROIT - Quicken Loans announced today it will donate $1 million to Detroit and Cleveland charities.

The donations are part of the company's Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.

"This contest isn't just about basketball," said Quicken Loans Director of Community Relations, Leslie Andrews. "Each organization we're supporting provides opportunities for children to compete and excel in their education. Just as we see the athletes on court giving their all for a win, these charities are showing the same effort to ensure our children have a bright future."

The first phase of education and youth-focused charities in Cleveland getting contributions are:

  • · Big Brothers Big Sisters,
  • · Boys and Girls Club (Lorain, OH)
  • · Boys and Girls Club (Cleveland, OH)
  • · Browns and Indians Foundation
  • · Case Western Reserve (Sports/Education)
  • · Cavaliers Education Program
  • · City Year
  • · Cleveland Browns Foundation
  • · Cleveland Christian Home
  • · Cleveland Indians Charity
  • · College Now
  • · Cuyahoga Community College
  • · Help Foundation
  • · Open Doors Academy (Tutoring),
  • · University Settlement and Youth Opportunities Unlimited

"With generous support from Quicken Loans and others in greater Detroit we work year-round to provide companies and organizations with effective ways to rally and motivate employees and to support the impact work of United Way," said Angela Beckman, Director of Volunteer Engagement, United Way for Southeastern Michigan. "Children are our region's most important investment, and it is commendable that Quicken Loans has made youth education and development part of its contest."

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