"Building Kids Dreams into Realities to Benefit our Community"
West Michigan Sports Commission Mission Statement:
The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to promote Michigan’s West Coast as the premier venue for hosting a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events, enhancing the economy and quality of life in the region.
Based on a 2008 Baseball and Softball Complex Concept and Report completed for the West Michigan Sports Commission by Sports Properties, Inc. the following was identified:
West Michigan Strength:
West Michigan Weakness:
West Michigan Opportunity:
The Pre-eminent West Michigan Baseball/Softball Complex will have:
“The youth and amateur sports event industry is a $6 billion industry and growing” according to National Association of Sports Commissions
Funding and Support
The West Michigan Sports Commission is fortunate to have had operational funding generated through the foresight and support of both the public and private sector; led by Peter Secchia and a group of corporate community leaders and private individuals formed as the charter Chairman’s Financial Advisory Board (CFAB), who realized the ‘quality of life’ youth sports plays in a community. On the public side, Roger Morgan (2006 Kent Co. Board Chair) and a subcommittee of Kent County Commissioners investigated the potential impact a sports commission could have on drawing visitors and increased spending to Kent County.
Estimated Construction Costs
To build this complex, again a public and private venture will be required and your help is needed. The result will be a facility that contributes to the quality of life for area residents and provides a positive economic impact through visitor spending.
For more information on the Everyone Wins Baseball / Softball Complex or to donate, please visit www.EveryoneWinsHere.org
A baseball tournament ages 14 -16 in West Michigan.Website