Detroit, MI 48208, USA
Thur. & Fri. 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Gate $10, Children under 5 are FREE; 15% off until May 20
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The Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic is the premier season-opening high school football tournament in Michigan organized by the Detroit Sports Commission and hosted at Wayne State University. This year, participating schools include Brother Rice, Birmingham Groves, Utica Eisenhower, Detroit Catholic Central, Grosse Pointe South, Detroit Cass Tech and more.
Founded in 2005, the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic was created to provide a unique and memorable experience for players, coaches, fans, cheerleaders, and band members. The event moved from Eastern Michigan University to WSU in 2012. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the event has been recognized as the Outstanding Locally Created Event by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) for excellence in all aspects, including attendance, marketing, promotion and community presence.
About the Detroit Sports Commission
The mission of the Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) is to market and sell metro Detroit as a premier destination for regional, national and international amateur sporting events. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable organization, IRS 501 (C) (3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB). For more information, visit detroitsports.org.
Detroit-based Xenith, founded in 2006, has been on a mission to improve football through protective gear designed, first and foremost, for athletes. Xenith’s focus starts on the field, engaging with players, coaches and equipment managers. They take that feedback to their in-house design team, who uses it to create gear that transcends protection alone – designing for fit, feel, comfort, style and protection. In addition to its lineup of top-rated helmets, Xenith produces a premium line of shoulder pads and other accessories for the football athlete. Xenith continues to innovate and discover new opportunities to enable the athlete’s pursuit. For more information, please visit xenith.com and engage with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.