MEIJER STATE GAMES OF MICHIGAN HOSTS OLYMPIC DAY AT GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

MEMBERS OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GRAND RAPIDS TO PARTAKE IN FIELD DAY EVENT

 

OLYMPIANS PRESENT: Emory Clark (Rowing, 1964), Judi Brown Clark (Track, 1984),

Pearce “Rocky” Lane (Boxing, 1956), Tom O’Rourke (Cycling, 1952), Bill Smoke (Canoeing, 1964), and Nick Baumgartner (Snowboarding, 2010 and 2014)

***INTERVIEWS, PHOTO & VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES***

WHO:              Meijer State Games of Michigan (MSGOM)

·       Emory Clark (1964 Olympian, Rowing)

·       Judi Brown Clark (1984 Olympian, Track)

·       Pearce “Rocky” Brown (1956 Olympian, Boxing)

·       Tom O’Rourke (1952 Olympian, Cycling)

·       Bill Smoke (1964 Olympian, Canoeing)

·       Nick Baumgartner (2010 and 2014 Olympian, Snowboarding)

·       Members of the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club

WHAT:             Meijer State Games of Michigan hosts Olympic Day

Olympians and Grand Valley State University student-athletes will help coach children from the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club through the field day events. The Olympians will also give the children in attendance inspirational speeches during lunch.

WHERE:           Grand Valley State University – Allendale Campus (Track and Field Stadium, Kirkhof Center, Lubbers Stadium)

WHEN:             Friday, June 26, 2015; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHY:               The Meijer State Games of Michigan will kick off the 2015 Summer Games Opening Ceremony festivities at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale. Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids will participate in a field day at GVSU. The kids will be mentored by Olympians and student-athletes of GVSU. The Olympians will share their stories with the kids participating, and the event will conclude with a tour of the campus.

CONTACT:       David Gerhart, Meijer State Games, dgerhart@westmisports.com, 773-316-6344

Eric Engelbarts, Meijer State Games, eengelbarts@westmisports.com, 616-233-3563

BACKGROUND: http://stategamesofmichigan.com/olympicday

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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