An estimated 12,000 athletes from 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada will participate in the 2017 State Games of America, which will be held Aug. 3-6 in Grand Rapids. This marks the first time the national event has come to Michigan.
The State Games of America is a biennial Olympic-style event that features competition between State Games medal winners from the 30 states that conduct State Games events.
It will feature 48 sports in 60 events at 35 venues across West Michigan, and will operate in place of the annual Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer Games.
The West Michigan Sports Commission, Experience Grand Rapids and Meijer State Games of Michigan partnered to bid on and host the 2017 State Games of America.
For more information on the sports and how to register as an athlete by Aug. 1, please click here.
A promotional video, Bring Your Game, that features Grand Rapids can be viewed here.