Meijer State Games of Michigan 2016 Winter Games Details Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

 

Zoe Harmon – Meijer State Games of Michigan, Public Relations

C: (231) 519-3953       zharmon@westmisports.com

                       

 

MEIJER STATE GAMES OF MICHIGAN
2016 WINTER GAMES DETAILS RELEASED

Online registration open for all sports

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 27, 2016 – The third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games are quickly approaching. The Winter Games main weekend is taking place Feb. 19-21, with some sports starting their competition as early as Jan. 30. The Winter Games features 21 different sports and 2,000+ athletes are expected to participate. The schedule of events is finalized and the Meijer State Games are ready for exciting and competitive action.

 

Registration is open for all of the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games scheduled events. Events include Archery – Indoor, Basketball, BMX – Indoor, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Darts, Disc Golf, Fatbike, Fencing, Fencing – Wheelchair, Karate, Luge, Quad Rugby, Racquetball, Rowing – Virtual, Shooting Sports – Pistol, Ski/Snowboard, Snowball Softball, Snowshoe Run/Walk, UltraFit, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

 

For complete schedule of events details and notables, see the attached Media Guide or visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesinformation

 

“The Winter Games provide a year round incentive for Michigan residents of all ages and abilities to stay active,” stated Eric Engelbarts, Executive Director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. “Hitting on the mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the event is expected to draw over 2,000 athletes and contribute at least $500,000 in direct visitor spending to the greater Grand Rapids area.”

In 2015, the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Winter Games offered 20 sports, bringing more than 2,000 athletes from 25 Michigan counties to West Michigan. Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games participants and visitors contributed more than $500,000 in direct visitor spending that benefitted West Michigan area hotels and local businesses.

The Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games sponsors include: Meijer, Metro Health, Subway, MyWay Storage, Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area, MC Sports, Peppino’s, SOS Rehydrate, Lacks Enterprises, Inc., Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, The GR Shop, SIBSCO, Mercantile Bank, Heglund Sova Realty, Inc., Life EMS, and Mark’s Photo & Video.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are always available for any budget, email stategames@westmisports.com for sponsorship information. 

 

Volunteers are still needed as well. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with operations, registration, meal delivery, as well as many more. To learn more or to volunteer, visit our volunteer page (www.stategamesofmichigan.com/volunteer).  

 

Press pass credentials passes are still available for media. To register for a press pass, please email zharmon@westmisports.com.

 

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About the Meijer State Games of Michigan: Modeled after the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level, and embodies the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of Michigan. In August 2017, the Meijer State Games of Michigan will play host to the 2017 State Games of America.

 

A signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is truly a grassroots organization that relies on the dedication of thousands of volunteers and the support of corporate partners.

 

About the West Michigan Sports Commission: The West Michigan Sports Commission, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), works to identify, secure and host a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events to positively impact the economy and quality of life in the region. Since its inception in 2007, the WMSC has booked nearly 400 sporting events and tournaments that attracted 550,000 athletes and visitors, generating more than $145 million in direct visitor spending. Visit www.westmisports.com for more information.

 

 

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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