DETAILS RELEASED FOR 2018 MEIJER STATE GAMES OF MICHIGAN – SUMMER GAMES
CONTACT: Eric Engelbarts, Meijer State Games of Michigan; (616) 608-1837; firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympic Day will be on June 23
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 23, 2018 – The 2018 Meijer State Games of Michigan − Summer Games will offer 39 sports at 49 different venues with an estimated 8,000+ athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan continues to add events to the lineup, which allows people of all age, gender and ability to compete. There are 30 days left until the Opening Ceremony (June 22) scheduled to take place on the main weekend of June 22-24.
See attached tentative schedule of events.
“The Meijer State Games of Michigan evokes such a strong sense of community and state pride in its participants, as well as the thousands of spectators who attend,” said Doug Meijer, cochairman of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. “Meijer is strongly committed to helping the community become a better place to live, work and play, and we believe the State Games achieves that goal.”
The Meijer State Games of Michigan will host Olympic Day during the main weekend on June 23. Olympic Day will be celebrated with the track and field event at the East Kentwood High School track. Michigan Olympians will be recognized for their accomplishments during their athletic careers. Olympians will be present to pass out medals to event winners, and interact with athletes and fans. A list of confirmed Olympians will be available at a later date.
The opening ceremony will take place on June 22 at East Kentwood High School (6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, Mich.). Details will be released later as they become available. For more information about the Opening Ceremony, visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-opening-ceremony/
New sports to this year’s Meijer State Games of Michigan lineup are: Archery Tag, Footgolf, Shooting Sports (BB Gun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol), Ninja Warrior Competition and Paintball.
The sports at this year’s Summer Games are: 5k, Archery, Archery Tag, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Disc Golf, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Footgolf, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse (Girls), Ninja Warrior Competition, Paintball, Pickleball, Pinball, Rowing, Rugby, Shooting Sports, Skateboarding, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Tae-Kwon-Do, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
The Meijer State Games of Michigan sponsors include: Lake Michigan Credit Union, Metro Health, Fox Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, iHeartMedia, Peppino's, Lacks Enterprises Inc., SIBSCO, LIFE EMS Ambulance, The GR Shop, HeglundSova Realty, Inc., Tele-Rad, Marks Photo and Video, Michigan Office Solutions. For more information on sponsoring the Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-sponsors.
There are still volunteer opportunities available for the Summer Games. For more information on volunteering, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-volunteer/. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on the help of willing volunteers and trusted partnerships.
About the Meijer State Games of Michigan:
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is an Olympic-style, multi-sport event(s) that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level. The games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship, and healthy living among the residents of Michigan. Since 2010, Meijer State Games of Michigan has hosted over 65,000+ athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan has also contributed over $25 million in estimated economic impact to cities throughout Michigan.