Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press



What: USA Judo & Scholastic National Championships, Collegiate Open and Cadet World Team Trials

Where: DeVos Place

When: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, doors open at 8 a.m. both days.

Tickets: Adults $12, two-day pass $20. Children 9-12 $8, 8-and-under free


Jim Murray doesn’t take credit for the quote, but he is more than happy to keep spreading the word.


Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:40 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:43 PM


Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press


U.S. Open Table Tennis ChampionshipsAdam Bird | The Grand Rapids PressGeorgina Pota, of Hungary, returns the ball during the U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships women's final last summer at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids competition serves as qualifier for the Judo Cadet World Championships  

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 2, 2011 –The USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships will be held April 2-3, 2011 at the DeVos Place (303 Monroe Avenue Northwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This year’s event will showcase over 400 of the top U.S. amateurs, ranging from 5-28 years old.


Rockford Independent
By Danielle Arndt


Rockford recently was selected as the location for the 2011 Special Olympics of Michigan State Basketball Tournament, bringing an estimated 750 athletes and their families to town for a two-day event.


According to a study by the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Special Olympics tournament is estimated to bring about $500,000 in revenue to the host community, said Rebecca Cajka, tournament co-chairwoman for the Grand Rapids Jaycees.


Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press


PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Testing the waters for a $10 million fund-raising campaign, the West Michigan Sports Commission will first seek private funds for a 12-field sports complex on 10 Mile Road at Wolven Avenue.


Mike Guswiler, executive director, said if philanthropists provide a certain level of support, the commission will take the campaign to the public, possibly by fall.