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Fox17 I By Lindsay Hoffman
1. In 100 days, Grand Rapids will become the first city in Michigan to ever host the State Games of America.
The Olympic-style event in August will feature 12,000 athletes from 50 states plus Canada.
Organizers expect the four-day event to generate $10 million to the local economy.
So far more than 5,000 hotel rooms have been booked from Kalamazoo to Big Rapids.
The State Games of America will feature a total of 60 events in 48 sports. The opening ceremony will kick off the games at Van Andel Arena on August 4.