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March 17, 2016

West Michigan Sports Commission Announces 2017 State Games of America Sports Lineup and Venues
 
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 17, 2016 – Officials with the West Michigan Sports Commission and the Meijer State Games of Michigan released the sports lineup and list of venues for the 2017 State Games of America. The 2017 Games will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 3-6. Sports and venues are subject to change as the State Games of America dates approach.
 
Over 45 sports have been confirmed for the 2017 State Games of America. Click here to download the current sports lineup and venues. The Opening Ceremonies will take place at Van Andel Arena on August 4, with the Athlete Village located at the DeVos Place Convention Center.
 
Registration is scheduled to open in September 2016. For more information stay tuned to www.stategamesofamerica.com.
 
The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from State Games across the nation. All athletes from Michigan are eligible to participate. Currently, 33 states conduct or organize statewide sports festivals known as State Games.
 
The 2017 State Games of America is expected to bring 12,000+ athletes and their families and inject $5.6 million in direct visitor spending to Grand Rapids.

Current 2017 State Games of America sponsors include Meijer, Metro Health, Fox Motors and Subway.
 
The Fox Motors 2017 State Games of America Truck will be traveling throughout the Midwest to promote the Games this spring and summer. Click here to view a time-lapse of the truck detailing.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for any budget. Interested organizations can email stategames@westmisports.com for sponsorship information. 
 
To speak with a representative of the West Michigan Sports Commission or Meijer State Games of Michigan, please contact Eric Engelbarts at eengelbarts@westmisports.com or by phone 616-608-1837 office, 616-826-4385 cell.

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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.
 
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. 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 National Congress of State Games: The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Multi Sport Organizational Council. The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through Olympic-Style competitions and physical activities.
 
The NCSG is also the rights holder of the State Games of America, an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation.