An amateur sports competition, the 2017 State Games of America, will be held in west Michigan this August. It will feature 48 sports, including figure skating, cycling, and soccer at venues throughout west Michigan. That’s according to events coordinator Eric Englebarts, who spoke with Michigan News Network.
“Al the way from Muskegon is as far west as we’ll go, to Ada or Lowell on the east side there, all the way to Sparta,” Englebarts said. “It’s really the entire Kent County and outside region.”
Engelbarts tells us they expect 12,000 athletes and 25,000 fans. He says the games, set for August 3 through August 6, will pump $10 million into the west Michigan economy.