November 18, 2014
Meijer State Games of Michigan 2015 Winter Games Details
The Meijer State Games of Michigan release details for the 2015 Winter Games. The Winter Games will offer 20 sports with the new additions and are expected to host over 2,000 athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan continuously adds events that allow individuals of all ages and ability levels the opportunity to compete.
The main weekend of the Winter Games will take place February 20 - 22, 2015 with opening ceremonies being held February 20 at Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area (6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, Mich.) starting at 7 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies festivities will consist of fireworks, lighting of the cauldron and a big air exhibition featuring professional skiers / snowboarders.
Registration for the 2015 Winter Games is now open. For a complete listing of all the sports and how to register, please visit http://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesregistration.
The 20 sports to be offered include: Indoor Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Indoor BMX, Cross Country Ski, Disc Golf, Darts, Fatbike, Fencing, Hockey, Pool, Quad Rugby, Racquetball, Rowing Virtual, Shooting Sports - Pistol, Ski and Snowboard, Snowball Softball, Speedskating, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
“CrossFit Grand Rapids is excited to bring Olympic Weightlifting back to Grand Rapids,” said Sam Parker, Owner at CrossFit Grand Rapids. “We are also very excited to partner with the Meijer State Games of Michigan and are very appreciative of their support in making the event happen.” The Grand Rapids Strength Winter Classic will be the first USAW sanctioned weightlifting meet in Grand Rapids in over 5 years.”
Shooting Sports is a new addition to the 2015 Winter Games sport lineup. The Meijer State Games is working with the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club to run a pistol event. "We feel that this partnership is a great way to promote our club and shooting sports in Michigan,” said Ron Carr, Director of Membership & Promotion at Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club.
The Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games sponsors include: Meijer, Subway, Metro Health, MyWay, Cannonsburg, MC Sports, Peppino’s, The GR Shop, Sibsco, Mercantile Bank, SOS Rehydrate, Heglund Sova Realty, and Marks Photo and Video.
Grand Rapids, Michigan will host the State Games of America in 2017. The State Games of America is a national multi-sport event, held biennially, for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Medal winners from 31 State Games nationwide earn the right to compete against other winners and match their skills and competitive desire in a national arena. For more information on the State Games of America, please visit www.sga2015.com
For more information about the Meijer State Games of Michigan, please visit our website: www.stategamesofmichigan.com
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