Meijer State Games of Michigan Hosting First Virtual Games Now Through June 30
1 Jun, 2020
Meijer State Games of Michigan will be hosting its first Virtual Games starting now through June 30. Anyone is eligible to participate in the inaugural Virtual Games. The sporting events featured are running, cycling, BMX, fishing, golfing, rowing, skateboarding, and tae kwon do.
Eric Engelbarts, Executive Director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan stated, “The Virtual Games is a unique opportunity for athletes of all ages and ability levels to stay active while at home and earn a medal while doing so.”
Running, cycling, fishing, golfing, and rowing events are $20 until June 14 and $25 after June 14. Each participant will be mailed a Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games gold medal and a t-shirt. Once participants’ results and finishing photos/videos are submitted to the Meijer State Games website, participants will be featured on a virtual leaderboard.
The deadline to register for these events is June 30.
BMX and skateboarding co-hosted by AGA Nation are free events that require contestants to submit a minute or less video of their best tricks. In each category, the top three videos with the most likes and reactions on Meijer State Games social media accounts will be awarded a first place prize of $125 and a gold medal, a second place prize of $75 and a silver medal, or a third place prize of $50 and a bronze medal.
The deadline to register for these events is June 11.
Co-hosted by the Tae Park Tae Kwon Do organization, the tae kwon do ‘forms’ event features divisions broken down by belts and age groups. A registration fee of $25 includes a Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games gold medal and a t-shirt. Participants submit a video of them performing the forms routine. Experienced Tae Park Tae Kwon Do judges will review and score the videos. Registration for this event opens June 1.
The deadline to register for this event is June 20.
For more information on Meijer State Games of Michigan Virtual Games, please visit https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/virtual-games/about
The Meijer State Games of Michigan sponsors include: Meijer, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Metro Health, Fox Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Peppino’s, Lacks Enterprises Inc., SIBSCO, LIFE EMS Ambulance, The GR Shop, Experience Grand Rapids, Heglund-Sova Realty, and Michigan Fitness Foundation.
About the Meijer State Games of Michigan
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is an Olympic-style, multi-sport event(s) that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level. The games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship, and healthy living among the residents of Michigan. Since 2010, Meijer State Games of Michigan has hosted over 65,000+ athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan has also contributed over $25 million in estimated economic impact to cities throughout Michigan.