Meijer State Games of Michigan Opens Registration for Tenth Annual Summer Games
Hockey Tournament Tryouts to Take Place in May
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 10, 2019 — The Meijer State Games of Michigan 2019 Summer Games registration is now open for most sports. Registration rates vary between sports and can be found on each sports’ page. Registered athletes for all sports will receive free admission to the 2019 Opening Ceremony at Fifth Third Ballpark and have the opportunity to walk in the athlete parade. Some sports may charge an entry fee for spectators. For more information about registration, please visit: www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-sports-lineup/.
Tryouts for the 2019 hockey tournament will take place in May and the tournament will take place June 20-23. This tournament will have six divisions: HS Boys, HS Girls, 14U Boys, 14U Girls, 12U, and 10U. All divisions will host tryouts and teams will be formed according to MAHA’s seven existing regions. One at large team tryout will be held once the seven region teams have been formed. The fee for tryouts is $40. An additional fee of $160 will be charged to players who make the teams. This fee includes a team jersey, socks, a gift for the player and three games minimum, and admission to the Opening Ceremony.
“It’s cool – it’s an Olympic-style event, which is great,” said David Moss, honorary chairman of the State Games hockey tournament. “They do a lot of cool things for the kids, and the hockey side, we’re doing some neat things this year with ACHA coaches being involved and giving the kids the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of good coaches.”
For more information on this year’s hockey tournament details and registration, visit: https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/hockey
There is an estimated 8,000+ athletes participating in over 45 sporting events in this year’s Summer Games. The sports offered for the 2019 Summer Games are: 5k, archery (3D and FITA), archery tag, badminton, baseball, basketball, BMX (freestyle and olympic), bocce ball, bowling, boxing, cricket, cycling, disc golf, field hockey, figure skating, footgolf, golf, hockey, judo, lacrosse (girls), mountain bike, ninja warrior competition, paintball, pickleball, pinball, rowing, rugby, shooting sports, skateboarding, softball, soccer, swimming, tae-kwon-do, tennis, track & field, volleyball, waterskiing, weightlifting, and wrestling. Registration is located on each sports’ page.
For more information on sponsoring the Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-sponsors. 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, Peppino's, Lacks Enterprises Inc., SIBSCO, Subway, Fifth Wheel Freight, LIFE EMS Ambulance, The GR Shop, Heglund-Sova Realty, Inc.
There are still volunteer opportunities available for the Summer Games. For more information on volunteering, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-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.
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