MEIJER STATE GAMES OF MICHIGAN ANNOUNCES 2015 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2015 Volunteer of the Year Announced Grand Rapids, Mich., January, 13, 2016 – Officials with the Meijer State Games of Michigan announced the 2015 Athletes of the Year and the 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Following the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer Games, a male, female, and youth athlete is chosen as Athlete of the Year. A volunteer is also selected as Volunteer of the Year. The recipients are nominated by their coaches, parents, spectators, and peers. The 2015 Athletes and Volunteer of the Year are: [...]
Promotional video release launches 2017 State Games of America marketing campaign Officials with the West Michigan Sports Commission held a campaign kickoff party today to premiere the 2017 State Games of America promotional video, Bring Your Game. The video release marks the start of a national marketing campaign for the 2017 State Games of America that will be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. August 3-6, 2017. The video was produced by Antix Creative. Grand Rapids was selected by the National Congress of State Games to host the 2017 State Games of America. The NCSG board heard presentations from four [...]
By: Caitlin Keating, People Magazine; Fred Winter does 100 push-ups a day – one for each year he has been alive. But 30 years ago, the former teacher and U.S. Navy veteran (who was aboard a ship at the Battle of Okinawa during World War II) wasn't in the best shape. When he turned 70, he decided that he should check in with other men his age. "I wanted to see how I stacked up," Winter, from Holland Michigan, tells PEOPLE. "And let's just say, it wasn't good." Click here for full article.
By: Grand Haven Tribune; The 2015 Meijer State Games of Michigan began with opening ceremonies Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. Several local figure skaters took part in the ceremony. Aubrey Cohoon and Kennedy Hosman of Spring Lake and Emma VanSlyke of Grand Haven joined West Ottawa’s Aurora Wells in carrying the figure skating banner at the opening parade. Click here for full article.
By: WOOD TV; The sixth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan provided a little preview of the August X Games competition with Sunday’s wakeboard competition. Wakeboarders took to the water at Placid Wake Park in Allendale. In the women’s open division, Shannon Sahinbas, 14, of Novi took first place. Her first competition was in the State Games two years ago. Click here for full article
By: WOOD TV; An estimated 7,500 athletes from all over Michigan have made their way to West Michigan for the 6th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan. Athletes of all ages and abilities have come to compete in over 40 events at 43 venues around Grand Rapids. Fred Winter, 100, of Holland, competed in Track and Field on Saturday — he picked up three gold medals. Click here for full article