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Olympic Day

Click here to see the 2014 Olympic Day recap video!

Date:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Time:

10:00 - 11:00 A.M.

Location:

Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Click here for directions

Event Outline:

9:45 a.m. - Gates Open
10:00 a.m. - Meet & Greet/Autograhs with Olympians
10:15 a.m. - Speech Segment
10:40 a.m. - Kids Invited to Run the Bases
10:50 a.m. - Event photo with Olympic Ring Mural
11:00 a.m. - Conclusion of Event
 

Meet the 2014 "Olympic Day" Olympians who were in attendance!

Nick Baumgartner
Sport: Ski & Snowboard
Year(s) Competed: 2010, 2014

Nick Baumgartner is from Iron River, Michigan.
He competed in both the 2010 (Vancouver)
and 2014 (Sochi) Winter Olympics. Nick is
also a gold and silver medalist award
winner in the 2011 and 2012 Winter
Xgames. As if the winter sports are not
enough, Nick competes in "Stock Truck"
off-road racing in the Traxxas TORC Series,
where he won rookie of the year his first
year in the series. Nick has three simple goals.
Be the first one down hill, the first one around
the track, and the coolest dad on the
planet. Learn more about Nick on his website.
 

Judi Brown Clarke
Sport: Track & Field
Year(s) Competed: 1984

Judi Brown Clarke bleeds green and white.
She competed in collegiate track & field at
Michigan State University where she was
a 12-time Big Ten Champion. Clarke is also
a NCAA Champion, 3-time All-American, and
had the title of "world record holder" while
at MSU. Clarke competed in the 1984
(Los Angeles) Olympics where she earned
the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles.
In 1987, Sports Illustrated honored her as
one of eight U.S. "Athletes Who Care."
Judi is a member of the MSU Hall of Fame
and was named the MSU "Athlete of the
Decade." She went on to coach
track & field at Michigan State in 1992
and was recently elected onto the
Lansing City Council where she
currently resides.
 

Gary Morgan
Sport:
Track & Field
Year(s) Competed: 1988

Gary Morgan knows what it takes
to go the distance, literally. Morgan
competed in the 1988 (Seoul)
Olympics in the 20k walk. In fact,
Gary has competed in events
between distances of 5k all the way
up to 40k. From 1985 - 2000, Gary
has won 17 National Championships.
He has participated in over 60
marathons including New York,
Boston, Chicago, Kilimanjaro, &
Antarctica. As if his endurnace was
not impressive enough, in 2006 he
climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's
highest mountain. Gary is currently
the Athlete Advisory Committee -
USOC represenative alternate, for
USA track & field. He is from
Clarkston, Michigan.

 

If you have any questsions regarding Olympic Day, please e-mail:

Kenneth DeGraaf, Meijer State Games of Michigan Event Operations Coordinator
Meijer State Games of Michigan
kdegraaf@westmisports.com