The West Michigan Sports Commission has confirmed 30 locations to host the 31 sports scheduled for the 2012 Meijer State Games of Michigan.
Michigan athletes regardless of age or ability are invited to compete June 22-24, at some of West Michigan’s most notable venues including Grand Valley State University, Grand Haven State Park, The Meadows Golf Course, Riverside Park and Cornerstone University. Venues such as East Kentwood High School and MVP Fieldhouse will hold multiple sporting events in an effort to create a true Olympic-style sporting atmosphere for the enjoyment of both athletes and fans. East Kentwood High School will also serve as the host for the Opening Ceremonies and Athlete Village.
Spectator admission at the venues will be determined on a sport by sport basis. For the latest news regarding the Meijer State Games of Michigan, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com.
Athletes interested in participating in the Meijer State Games of Michigan can visit the website at www.stategamesofmichigan.com. Information on all 31 sports and registration fees can be found on the website.
Like the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan includes an Opening Ceremonies that allows thousands of spectators to witness the Parade of Athletes, Lighting of the Cauldron and experience great entertainment. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a proud member of the National Congress of State Games and endorsed by the Michigan Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.
Sponsors to date include: Meijer, Subway, Gatorade, Metro Health, Fox Motors, SIBSCO, MVP Fieldhouse, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, YMCA, MC Sports, Cumulus, Michigan Fitness Foundation, State Games of America, National Congress of State Games, East Kentwood High School, City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, My Way Mobile Storage, Governor’s Council, Schupan Recycling, Swift, Cookies Unique, CeL-Factor, Microsoft Office Solutions, and the West Michigan Sports Commission.
For more information on confirmed venues or to register, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com.
In the inaugural year, the Meijer State Games of Michigan drew over 3,500 athletes from 62 Michigan counties in which they participated in 15 sports. The Meijer State Games of Michigan saw an increase in participation to over 4,000 athletes in its second year and are anticipating over 5,000 athletes to participate in this year’s games.
About the Meijer State Games of Michigan:
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is the signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission. The sports festival is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, and is a member of the National Congress of State Games.
About the West Michigan Sports Commission:
The West Michigan Sports Commission, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), works to identify, secure, and host a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events to make a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the region.