Please note this schedule is subject to change
Host Hotel - Embassy Suites
We are excited to announce our new host hotel. The Embassy Suites Livonia/Novi.
The hotel features all suites! Each room has a living room with pull out sofa bed, TV, wet bar, fridge, and microwave.
King Room = $121.00 (holds up to four)
Double Room = $134 (holds up to six)
Free breakfast for all hotel guests
Free Snacks and Drinks from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Everyday
Pool with waterfall and hot tub
Balcony Rooms Available so book early to reserve yours!
To book your room on line:
1. Click Here
2. In Special Rates, enter MIC in the Group Code.
3. Select your room type and then book.
Or Call 1-800-HILTONS and Reference "Motown Invitational Classic Tournament (MIC)" to the booking agent.
Check out photos of this beautiful hotel!
Outside of the Building
Living room in all Suites!
Wet bar with Fridge and Microwave in all Rooms
Seperate Bedroom in all Suites!
Swimming Pool with Waterfall and Hot Tub!
Lobby is a wide open atrium with rooms overlooking
Free Breakfast with Eggs to Order in this beautiful atrium area.
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History of Motown Invitational Classic
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 34th year, the 2020 MIC tournament committee invites you to join us this Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 - 11, 2020.