DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Caesars is gearing up for a slam dunk by offering Detroit Public Schools Community District students a chance to attend the Motor City Madness 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships. Little Caesars will be donating over 50,000 tickets to the Detroit Public Schools, making it possible for every student to attend.
"We're thrilled to give students in Detroit the opportunity to watch a college basketball tournament in their backyard," said Ed Gleich, senior vice president of global marketing, Little Caesars. "It will be exciting for them to watch these high-stakes games while cheering on the local teams that will be playing."
Motor City Madness is the championship tournament for the Division 1 Horizon League men's and women's basketball teams, and will run March 3-7 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Horizon League includes local teams University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University, both of which will also be competing for the Horizon League title and an automatic bid into the NCAA Men's and Women's Tournaments.
2017 marks the final year the Little Caesars Horizon League Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be contested at Joe Louis Arena before moving to the Little Caesars Arena in 2018.
ABOUT LITTLE CAESARS
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars® is the largest carryout-only pizza chain and fastest growing pizza chain in America*. Founded in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant, Little Caesars has become the third largest pizza chain in the world** and today has stores in all 50 U.S. states, as well as 20 countries and territories worldwide.
Known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®, Little Caesars has been named "Best Value in America"*** for nine years in a row. Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese, dough made fresh daily in the stores and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes.
An exceptionally high growth company with more than 57 years of experience in the nearly $135 billion worldwide pizza industry, Little Caesars is continually looking for franchisee candidates to join our team in markets around the world. In addition to providing the opportunity for entrepreneurial independence in a franchise system, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.
*Fastest growing pizza chain in the US – based on net number of stores added each year 2008-2015
**Third largest pizza chain in the world – based on net number of stores in 2015
***Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money" based on a nationwide survey of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates 2007-2016
ABOUT DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT
Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), formerly Detroit Public Schools, is the largest school district in Michigan. Authorized as a new district on July 1, 2016 by the Michigan Legislature, DPSCD is virtually debt free and is governed by a newly elected local board and a dynamic leadership team. The district provides academic instruction for nearly 50,000 students at 97 schools covering a geographic distance of 140 square miles. DPSCD is comprised of committed and talented educators, administrators and support staff who are passionate about ensuring bright futures for every student.
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