On Tuesday officials from Northwest Activities Center, the city of Detroit and Fifth Third Bank dedicated its new gym which will be named Fifth Third Bank Gym at Northwest Activities Center. Pistons great, NBA Hall of Famer, a member of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players Team and former mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, was the guest of honor, and shot the ceremonial first basket.
Fifth Third Bank has been working with Northwest Activities Center since 2012 to renovate the facilities and service the banking needs of the individuals that use the Center. The program is part of the 5/3 In The D initiative. To date, areas of the Center that have been improved include showers, restrooms, upgrading the ballroom and adding a fully furnished Ideation Lab with bank-sponsored computer classes on Macintosh computer stations. The Bank has invested over $1.2 million with the additional $50,000 to repair the gym floor. A community branch, the first of its kind in Detroit, was also installed and is accessible to the 300,000 annual NWAC patrons. They are able to take care of their banking needs as well as improve their financial literacy through educational programming.