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Grand Rapids selected as site for 2017 State Games of America

By Cory Olsen Grand Rapids has been selected to be the host of the 2017 State Games of America, the West Michigan Sports Commission announced Tuesday. The national selection crew chose Grand Rapids over San Diego, Lincoln, Neb. and Hampton Roads, Va. “We put a lot of time and effort into the bid and we’re extremely pleased,” said Eric Engelbarts, executive director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. A big plus for Grand Rapids was the idea of consolidating many of the sports into one venue: DeVos Place Convention Center. “Part of our bid is we’re looking [...]

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