GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Nate Hurwitz, the teen who flashed a perpetual smile while advocating for other children with disabilities, has died unexpectedly at a local hospital.

The 16-year-old Forest Hills Eastern High School junior never complained about being diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare degenerative muscle disease that meant he had to use a wheelchair for much of his childhood. He instead campaigned for a special baseball field in West Michigan to be built for disabled children and had a tremendous gift for counting all of life's blessings.


Michigan’s first triathlon of its kind to debut on August 26th.


Grand Rapids, MI - MI Titanium will introduce the 1st annual USA Triathlon-sanctioned race on Sunday, August 26th, offering Half-Iron, Full-Iron, and AquaBike options for participants.


David Czurak - Grand Rapids Business Journal

Published: August 13, 2012 

It appears everyone is winning — at least, when it involves the West Michigan Sports Commission and its capital campaign to build a 12-field baseball and softball complex in northern Kent County.

Grand Valley Lanthorn - By: Anya Zentmeyer



Clad in hues of every color, athletes and their families packed Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall for the 2012 Transplant Games of America closing ceremonies, a multi-event five-day festival that highlights athletes who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries and living donors, offering up the chance for these athletes to compete in a variety of different sporting events largely held on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus.


12th Grand Haven Beach Vault Pro Competition

Competition expected to bring world class competitors


Grand Rapids, Mich., July 11, 2012- The 12th Annual Grand Haven Beach Vault will be taking place July 13-14 on the city beach of Grand Haven, MI next to the Bill Mar Restaurant (1223 S. Harbor Drive). The competition attracts over 300 pole vaulters of all ages from across the country.