Morning Buzz: Frederik Meijer Gardens has big impact on economy

Fox17 I By Lindsay Hoffman

1. In 100 days, Grand Rapids will become the first city in Michigan to ever host the State Games of America.

The Olympic-style event in August will feature 12,000 athletes from 50 states plus Canada.

Organizers expect the four-day event to generate $10 million to the local economy.

So far more than 5,000 hotel rooms have been booked from Kalamazoo to Big Rapids.

The State Games of America will feature a total of 60 events in 48 sports. The opening ceremony will kick off the games at Van Andel Arena on August 4.

Click here to read more 

Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

Latest Tweet