5 Steps to Get Ready for State Games of America 2017

By: Abby Murphy

1. Get Registered
Compete in your very own Olympic style events! At the State Games of America 2017 there will be 48 sports and 60 events to partake in.†Athletes of any level at any age are welcome. All Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio residents are eligible to participate in any sport without any prerequisites. All other states must medal at their local State Games to compete in a medal sport. Didnít medal? You may still be eligible for a participation sport. All #SGA2017 sports are awarded medals. Click here to register.

2. Train in Style

Once registered and ready to compete, order your gear! State Games of America has apparel and swag so you can represent.Shirts, pants, bags and more are all available and ready to be made custom to you.†Click here to check it all out.

3. Gain Access to All

Do not miss out on any of the experience! State Games of America will feature an Opening Ceremony and Parade of Athletes. Get your tickets now for the Open Ceremony to see the lighting of the torch and the start of the sports filled weekend. Enjoy going to the sports events and special events all weekend with other athletes cheering each other on. All spectators and athletes need a ticket to attend. Click here to purchase your ticket.

4. Book Your Hotel
Check the hotel and venue map to find a hotel near your sport. Be minutes away from the DeVos Place when you stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the JW Marriott, the Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown or the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown.†Take advanage of the discounted athlete rate by booking through the State Games of America.†Click here to book your hotel.

5. Experience Grand Rapids
In down time between events, enjoy the amazing spirit and beauty of the city of Grand Rapids, one of†The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016.†There is so much to see and do, you will never want to leave. Click here for ideas of things to do in the city.