State Games of America draws thousands to Grand Rapids

Fox17 | By Darren Cunningham

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Thousands of visitors are expected to converge on Downtown Grand Rapids this weekend for the State Games of America. That could mean millions of dollars for the local economy.

Organizers said the bidding process to become the host city took place nearly three years ago. Grand Rapids went up against places like San Diego and Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Event director Eric Engelbarts said there are 12,000 people competing in 48 sports.

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Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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