GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. SECURES SITE VISIT IN ITS BID TO HOST THE 2017 STATE GAMES OF AMERICA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:          Eric Engelbarts – Meijer State Games of Michigan, Executive Director

P: (616) 233-3563 C: (616) 826-4385       eengelbarts@westmisports.com

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. SECURES SITE VISIT IN ITS BID TO HOST 

THE 2017 STATE GAMES OF AMERICA

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., August 21, 2014 – Officials with the National Congress of State Games (NCSG) have announced that Grand Rapids, Mich. is one of four cities left in the running to host the 2017 State Games of America. The NCSG will visit Grand Rapids August 25-27, 2014 and look to visit area sporting venues, hotels and speak with key planning personnel including sports tournament directors.

 

If you are interested in speaking with a representative of the National Congress of State Games, please contact Eric Engelbarts via email at eengelbarts@westmisports.com or by phone 616-233-3563 office, 616-826-4385 cell.

 

Following the site visits, the NCSG will ask select cities to prepare a final presentation for the NCSG board of directors and membership. The presentations will take place at the NCSG Annual Symposium that will be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. on October 13-15, 2014.

 

Other cities bidding to host the 2017 State Games of America include: Lincoln, Neb., San Diego, Calif., and Hampton Roads, VA.

 

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC), Experience Grand Rapids and the Meijer State Games of Michigan are working together to host the State Games of America in 2017. The State Games of America (SGA) is a biannual Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation.  Under the SGA format, all residents of the host state are eligible to participate along with State Games participants from all other states who’ve earned a medal in the two years leading up to the State Games of America.

 

“Following five very successful years of growing our summer games and our inaugural winter games, we feel very confident in hosting a successful State Games of America,” stated Mike Guswiler, President of the WMSC.

 

The 2015 State Games of America will take place in Lincoln, Neb.

 

For more information about the State Games of America, visit: www.sga2015.com.

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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