Sunset falling on DeVos Place
Looking up at the atrium
DeVos Place at night
Landscaping outside the DeVos Place
Inside the DeVos Place
Exterior windows of DeVos Place
Inside the foyer
DeVos Place exterior
Looking up at the DeVos Place exterior

Board Game Drive for Kids at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

DeVos Place®, Kent District Library and GrandCon Delivered Board Games

to Kids at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital


Grand Rapids DeVos Place, Kent District Library and GrandCon Gaming Convention hosted a board game drive throughout the month of August to benefit the children and families at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Over 35 board games were collected through the drive hosted at various Kent District Library locations and were delivered to the kids at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Thursday, September 13th. In addition to the delivery kids and families currently attending the hospital for treatment or therapy were invited to play games for an hour with the Marketing department from

SMG – DeVos Place.


GrandCon Gaming Convention kicks off today, Friday, September 14th at DeVos Place. GrandCon is a family friendly board gaming convention featuring vendors, artists, cosplay, board games, seminars and industry celebrities. Check out different opportunities to mingle with industry celebrities and other gamers that appreciate similar gaming interests, ranging from games like Monopoly to Tokaido, Champions to Dungeons & Dragons, and Euchre to Fabled Fruit. GrandCon runs through Sunday, September 16th.


A portion of all GrandCon proceeds go directly to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. For more information about GrandCon or to purchase GrandCon badges, visit  


View photo gallery of the Kids Game Day at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital on the DeVos Place Facebook Page.


About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit