Success for 2017 Cobo Cares Community Engagement Series

Sep 22, 2017

Cobo Center launched the 2017 Cobo Cares season of community programming in the three-story glass atrium overlooking the Detroit River and Windsor, Ontario with free Yoga and Zumba classes at sunset. This is the second year for the community engagement series with events that includes a summer of fitness and entertainment activities, before and after work hours, that are free to the public.

Once the warm weather broke this year, evening Yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi sessions were held on Cobo Square, the outdoor terrace overlooking the Detroit River on one end, and Cobo’s 4,000 square foot marquee digital sign on the other.

All 2017 Cobo Cares community activities encouraged participants to donate to local charities, including Forgotten Harvest (Detroit’s food redistribution agency), COTS (Coalition On Temporary Shelter), and Common Grounds Sanctuary (teen outreach services).

The season wrapped with a live, evening broadcast of the Sistine Chapel Choir on the Cobo marquee digital sign, enjoyed by the overflow crowd at the St. Anne's de Detroit Parish on September 22.  Their performance in Detroit culminated the Choir’s historic return to the U.S. for the first time in over 30 years, which also includes performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Choir performed to sold-out audiences in Detroit. More info here