GR hosting 2017 State Games of America in 100 days

WOOD TV I By 24 Hour News 8 Web Staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In 100 days, Grand Rapids will become the first city in Michigan to ever host the State Games of America.

The Olympic-style event, happening Aug. 3-6, will feature 12,000 athletes from 50 states plus Canada.

“Downtown will be buzzing, the whole county will feel the wrath of this event at some point,” said Eric Engelbarts, event director for the State Games of America. “With 60 different events happening all at the same time, just like the Olympics, there are going to be people everywhere.”

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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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