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04/17/2015, 12:00pm EDT
By Detroit City FC

Detroit City FC is proud to announce Flagstar Bank as the Official Bank of Detroit City Football Club and the inaugural sponsor of the club’s Neighborhood Champion Program. The program is a partnership of Flagstar Bank, Detroit City FC, and the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), an association of neighborhoods in the city. 

The Neighborhood Champion Program is designed to promote the sport of soccer and DCFC in Detroit by exposing residents to the beautiful game. Flagstar will work with CDAD to bring 60 members of the community to every Le Rouge home game, which are held at Detroit’s Cass Tech high school. Flagstar will provide free transportation, free tickets, and a free T-shirt for kids. 

“It’s about representing the city in a positive light and building a spirit of community—all through a memorable sports experience,” said Tom Pitkin, director of Marketing at Flagstar. “It’s a great fit for Flagstar. We’re Michigan born and Michigan based, and love the opportunity to support a local sports team that’s bringing new energy to the entire region.”

“The Neighborhood Champion Program fits with our mission to support the city of Detroit and our club’s motto, ‘Passion for our city. Passion for the game,’” said Donovan Powell, general manager of the team. “We’re very excited about partnering with an organization like Flagstar Bank that shares a commitment to community building.”

"CDAD is excited to be a part of this new Detroit City FC and Flagstar Bank initiative," said Sarida Scott, executive director of CDAD. "It’s a great opportunity to connect neighborhoods with a fun sport and family outing."

About Flagstar

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) is a $9.8 billion savings and loan holding company headquartered in Troy, Mich. Flagstar Bank, FSB, the largest bank headquartered in Michigan, provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services through 107 branches in the state. It also provides home loans through a wholesale network of brokers and correspondents in all 50 states, as well as through 26 retail centers in 15 states. Flagstar is the ninth largest national originator of mortgage loans and a top 20 mortgage servicer, handling payments and recordkeeping for over $75 billion of home loans for nearly 400,000 borrowers. For more information, please visit

About CDAD

As the Detroit trade association of community development organizations, CDAD enhances the capacity and effectiveness of Detroit’s Community Development Organizations, other community-based organizations and initiatives, and Detroit residents through advocacy, training, technical assistance, information sharing, education, expanding financial resources and facilitating common action. For more information, please visit

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