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

DVP, KDL & GrandCon Host a Board Game Drive

DeVos Place®, Kent District Library and GrandCon to Host Board Game Drive Benefiting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Those who donate new board games will be entered in a GrandCon giveaway


Grand Rapids DeVos Place, Kent District Library and GrandCon Gaming Convention will host a board game drive at select locations throughout the month of August to benefit the children and families at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Community members can donate new board games for a chance to win three GrandCon badges and three GrandCon shirts starting Aug. 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kent District Library Super Party Wonder Day at The Meadows at Millennium Park. There will be a registration box to enter the GrandCon giveaway at every drop-off location.


Community members can drop off new board games at the following locations:

  • Kent District Library Super Party Wonder Day at The Meadows at Millennium Park on Aug. 5 from

 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • SMG administrative office located inside Van Andel Arena Monday through Friday, Aug. 13 to Aug. 24, from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Kent District Library in Grandville on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kent District Library in Plainfield on Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kent District Library in East Grand Rapids on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


In an effort to keep patients safe, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital requests that all donated board games be new and easy to sanitize. Suggested games include: Guess Who, Sorry, Connect 4, Trouble, Checkers & Chess, Battleship, Ticket to Ride, UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Monopoly Deal or regular decks of cards.


GrandCon and DeVos Place staff will personally deliver the donated board games to the children at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital on Sept. 13 for a kids’ game day.


A portion of all GrandCon proceeds go directly to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. GrandCon Gaming Convention will take place at DeVos Place Sept. 14 to Sept. 16. For more information about GrandCon or to purchase GrandCon badges, visit grand-con.com.  


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 www.smgworld.com.