Details Released for Meijer State Games of Michigan – 2019 Winter Games
Opening Ceremony will be on February 15
Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 24, 2019 – The Meijer State Games of Michigan – 2019 Winter Games will offer 17 sports at 15 different venues with an estimated 2,500 athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan continues to add events to the lineup, which allows people of all age, gender and ability level to compete. There are 22 days left until the Opening Ceremony (Feb. 15) scheduled to take place on the Winter Games main weekend of February 15th-17th.
The Meijer State Games of Michigan has partnered with the Grand Rapids Griffins this year for its opening ceremony. The Grand Rapids Griffins will be hosting “Meijer State Games of Michigan Athlete Night” on February 15th at 7:00 pm located at Van Andel Arena. The first 300 athletes that purchase their “Athlete Night” tickets will get the opportunity to participate in the on-ice Athlete Parade during the first intermission. Additionally, the first 150 athletes will get the opportunity to high-five the Griffins starters inside High-Five Alley. The parade and High-Five Alley are open to all Winter and Summer athletes.
For more information about the Opening Ceremony, visit https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/athlete-night/.
The sports offered at the 2019 Winter Games are: Archery, Archery Tag, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing (Freestyle and Nordic), Darts, Disc Golf, Fatbike, Fencing, Karate, Shooting Sports, Speed Skating, Swimming, Try-Athlon, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Registration is now open. For more information about registration, please visit https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/winter-games-sports-lineup/. Registration is located on each sports’ page.
See attached tentative schedule of events.
The Meijer State Games of Michigan sponsors include: Meijer, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Metro Health, Fox Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Lacks Enterprises Inc., Peppino's, SIBSCO, Fifth Wheel Freight, LIFE EMS Ambulance, The GR Shop, and Heglund-Sova Realty, Inc. For more information on sponsoring the Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/winter-games-sponsors.
There are still volunteer opportunities available for the Winter Games. For more information on volunteering, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/winter-games-volunteer/. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on the help of willing volunteers and trusted partnerships.
About the Meijer State Games of Michigan:
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is an Olympic-style, multi-sport event(s) that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level. The games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship, and healthy living among the residents of Michigan. Since 2010, Meijer State Games of Michigan has hosted over 65,000+ athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan has also contributed over $25 million in estimated economic impact to cities throughout Michigan.