United Wholesale Mortgage in Pontiac, the No. 1 wholesale and purchase lender in the country, is investing $10 million to enhance the UWM Sports Complex to provide a community center for Pontiac youth.
UWM will renovate multiple fields at the UWM Sports Complex, which will be open to the community and Pontiac residents for sports such as basketball and volleyball, at no cost. In addition, league play for soccer athletes and clubs will continue to be an available on multiple fields, both indoor and outdoor.
“Kids and youth sports are two things that are very important to me,” says Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of UWM. “Our main goal is to provide access to kids within the community, specifically Pontiac youth, who haven’t had the chance to get involved in sports leagues, and this will ensure our local youth have the opportunity to come together and stay active at a state-of-the-art sports facility.”
Construction beginning immediately. Field 3 will be converted into a community sports center, with renovations expected to be complete by the end of September. The field will be configured for eight basketball courts and/or 16 volleyball courts, and will be used for a mix of sports and other team-building activities.
Ishbia and the UWM leadership team will work with ReImagine Recreation and surrounding community groups to ensure full access is granted to kids throughout the city of Pontiac for sporting and recreational needs. Community-based after-school programming, camps, leagues, and a multitude of other activities in a variety of youth sports will be offered.
The project is intended to help attract children and families who have historically had reduced access, giving them the physical activity infrastructure that provides a foundation for lifelong health and success.
Purchased by UWM in November 2020, the 15.8-acre, 378,400-square-foot facility now houses a newly renovated training facility for UWM team members and two indoor soccer fields. Field 4 will remain a soccer field and currently is being used as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.
For any questions regarding current and upcoming soccer leagues, or to contact ReImagine Recreation, please email Steve Sack at firstname.lastname@example.org.