West Michigan Starts Countdown to 2017 State Games of America
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In just 100 days, 12,000 athletes from 50 states plus Canada will descend upon West Michigan to participate in the State Games of America, Aug. 3-6. Already, athletes from 42 states plus Ontario have registered to participate in the 60 events showcasing 48 sports at 35 venues across West Michigan – from beach wrestling in North Muskegon, to sporting clay shooting in Caledonia, to golf in Cedar Springs and everything in between.
“We are ready and excited to host the nation’s top athletes in one of America’s largest multi-sport competitions right in our backyard,” said Eric Engelbarts, executive director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan and event director of the 2017 State Games of America. “This journey began in 2014 when we pitched the National Congress of State Games on why Grand Rapids should host this event, and now we’re on the brink of welcoming thousands of athletes to compete in venues across the region.”