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.
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.
MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATIONS TO ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVE ENTITLED “FIFTY IN FIVE”
Nationally recognized Mountain Bike experts to speak on the “Economic Impact of Mountain Biking to your Community” and “Techniques for Building Sustainable Trails”
Grand Rapids, Mich., January 12, 2011 – Ride The Divide, an award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will continue its Midwest mid-winter tour in Grand Rapids on Thursday, January 27 at the Wealthy Theatre starting at 7:00 PM. The film chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race named the Tour Divide along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains.
By: SDM Staff
Although the Grand Rapids Triathlon is a first year event, the USAT (the United States governing body of triathlons), has full confidence in the race directors and the team behind it.
By Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS — Isabella Hommes was not sure where she would store all her awards. But her mother, Tanya Hommes, had some ideas.
The Ada Elementary School third-grader won the Level 4 all-around competition and earned four medals and a plaque Sunday at Gymnastics on the Grand.
By Kelly Hill | The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS -- A date has been set for the 2011 Professional Criterium National Championships, and the road course has been altered to provide a dramatic finish.
The pro men's event will coincide with the annual Grand Cycling Classic on Aug. 20 and again in 2012.