October 6 - 8, 2017
21111 Haggerty Road · Novi, Michigan 48375
Situated in Detroit's Novi suburb, the Sheraton Detroit Novi is just minutes from downtown Detroit and the Detroit Metro Airport. The comfort of Novi and the excitement of the nearby city is a great combination for our bowler's entertainment.
Relax in the comfortable confines of Novi, conveniently located on the west side, a short distance from the bowling house and a variety of Michigan's finest attractions, including upscale shopping, dining, and casinos, as well as being central to Michigan’s thriving film and entertainment industries.
Sheraton at Night
Gorgeous Indoor Pool
Great Breakfast Buffet
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Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) is a sporting event as well as a Community organization which hosts a yearly bowling tournament on Columbus Day weekend bringing hundreds of people from around the country to the Metro Area for a weekend of fellowship, fun and bowling. MIC is a sanctioned member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO).
In 1984, after a failed attempt to bring the IGBO (International Gay Bowling Organization) tournament to Detroit, members of the BTI Sunday Mixed League formed a committee to re-organize and initiate an IGBO-affiliated gay and lesbian bowling tournament.
Originally, three co-directors were elected - Randy Albright, Joe Madej and Ken Sparks. Together, with a large group of volunteers, they created a friendly and inviting tournament that would welcome bowlers and friends for many years to come.
The first tournament was designated as the Detroit-Windsor International Freedom Tournament (DWIFT) and was appropriately held July 4th weekend celebrating both country’s national holidays – Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day.
DWIFT became known for its one bowling shift for all participants, a hospitality room that would remain open as long as someone was still there, an open bar at the banquet and cash awards and trophies distributed during the tournament weekend. These traditions are still honored today.
In 1989, the tournament was renamed the Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) and was held on the joint international weekend of the Canadian Thanksgiving and U.S. Columbus Day.
In addition to our yearly tournament the committee supports the LGTBQ bowling leagues in the metro Detroit area and sponsors community events. While most of our events include raising funds for the tournament, we also support the LGBTQ community charities both during the events and the tournament. In addition we raise thousands of dollars through the year and during the tournament weekend for various charities.
As we celebrate our 32nd year, the 2017 MIC tournament committee invites you to join us this Columbus Day Weekend, October 6, 7, 8, 2017.