Meijer State Games of Michigan 2016 Winter Games Main Weekend Details

MEIJER STATE GAMES OF MICHIGAN 2016 WINTER GAMES MAIN WEEKEND DETAILS

On-site registration available for most sports

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., February 17, 2016 – The main weekend of the Meijer State Games of Michigan 2016 Winter Games will be held this weekend, February 19-21. There will be 15 sports in action across West Michigan, with most being held in Grand Rapids. 

 

On-site registration is available for most sports. For registration information and deadlines please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesregistration.

 

Sports taking place this weekend include Alpine Skiing, Archery, Basketball, BMX, Bowling, Darts, Disc Golf, Fencing (Traditional and Wheelchair), Karate, Luge, Quad Rugby, Shooting Sports, Snowball Softball, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

 

For the most up-to-date schedule of event details and notables, see attached schedule or visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com.

 

Three new sports will be making their Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games debut this weekend with Karate, Luge, and Volleyball. Also new to the Winter Games this year is the Wheelchair Fencing division.

 

Cross Country Skiing, UltraFit, and Fatbike competitions were held over previous weekends. The 2016 Winter Games will wrap-up next weekend with the Racquetball competition taking place February 27-28.

 

For more information on the schedule events for the Meijer State Games 2016 Winter Games and to view the Media Guide, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesinformation.

 

There will be 16 different venues used for the 15 sporting events this weekend. For more information on each venue and their locations visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesvenues.

 

In August 2017, the Meijer State Games of Michigan will play host to the 2017 State Games of America. The 2017 games will host 50+ sports and is open to all residents of Michigan and the State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation.

 

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. 

 

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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