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100-Year-Old, Fred Winter, Competes in Meijer State Games of Michigan Despite Age Bracket Ending at 99

By: Caitlin Keating, People Magazine; Fred Winter does 100 push-ups a day – one for each year he has been alive. But 30 years ago, the former teacher and U.S. Navy veteran (who was aboard a ship at the Battle of Okinawa during World War II) wasn't in the best shape. When he turned 70, he decided that he should check in with other men his age. "I wanted to see how I stacked up," Winter, from Holland Michigan, tells PEOPLE. "And let's just say, it wasn't good." Click here for full article.

MLive Photo Gallery: State Games of Michigan

By: Hugh Carey, MLive

Grand Haven skaters excel at State Games of Michigan

By: Grand Haven Tribune; The 2015 Meijer State Games of Michigan began with opening ceremonies Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. Several local figure skaters took part in the ceremony. Aubrey Cohoon and Kennedy Hosman of Spring Lake and Emma VanSlyke of Grand Haven joined West Ottawa’s Aurora Wells in carrying the figure skating banner at the opening parade. Click here for full article.

Wakeboard competition at Meijer State Games

By: WOOD TV; The sixth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan provided a little preview of the August X Games competition with Sunday’s wakeboard competition. Wakeboarders took to the water at Placid Wake Park in Allendale. In the women’s open division, Shannon Sahinbas, 14, of Novi took first place. Her first competition was in the State Games two years ago. Click here for full article

Meijer Summer State Games of Michigan underway

By: WOOD TV; An estimated 7,500 athletes from all over Michigan have made their way to West Michigan for the 6th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan. Athletes of all ages and abilities have come to compete in over 40 events at 43 venues around Grand Rapids. Fred Winter, 100, of Holland, competed in Track and Field on Saturday — he picked up three gold medals. Click here for full article

Video: Baseball debuts at Meijer State Games

By: Evan Beach, Fox 17 The Meijer State Games of Michigan are under way in West Michigan with baseball making its debut in the State Games on Thursday. The West Michigan Outlaws are one of many teams from across the state that are competing at the Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford over the weekend. For the first time, baseball is now one of the more than 40 events that will take place through August, 9th, as part of the Olympic style Meijer State Games. Click here for video.

Meijer State Games officially open

By Angela Cunningham, WZZM 13; It is going to be a big weekend for sports in West Michigan. The sixth annual Meijer State Games kicked off its second and biggest weekend with an opening ceremony Friday at Fifth Third Ballpark. The Meijer State Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. Forty-four different venues are hosting the games and 7,500 athletes will compete more than 40 different sports. Click here for full article.

Meijer State Summer Games opening ceremony (WOOD TV)

By: Amanda Jarrett (WOOD TV); Opening ceremonies for the 2015 Meijer State Summer Games of Michigan took place Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark. The athletes that made the walk during the opening ceremonies got to rub elbows with Olympians like Chris Kaman of the Portland Trailblazers, former NHL player Mike Knuble, two-time Olympic snowboard cross athlete Nick Baumgartner and others. Click here for full article and video.

Chris Kaman 'wants to be a part of something special' in final NBA years

By: Pete Wallner, MLive; At this point in Chris Kaman's NBA career, it's more about what he can accomplish as a pro than where he can go for the money. The 33-year-old Tri-Unity Christian High School and Central Michigan product already has carved out a solid pro career - first-round pick (No. 6 overall) of the Los Angeles Clippers, 12 seasons with five teams and contracts that have paid out more than $80 million. Click here for full article.

Grand Rapids Drive Dunk for the Meijer State Games of Michigan

By: Sarah Jabara, Grand Rapids Drive; The Grand Rapids Drive will be attending and hosting a Dunk Contest this year at the Meijer State Games of Michigan at the 5/3rd Ballpark on Fri. Jun. 26, 2015 from 4:00–7:00 PM, announced today. Click here for the full release.
 
 
 



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