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Meijer State Games of Michigan Wins 2013 Governor’s Fitness Award for Extraordinary Event

26 Apr, 2013


The Meijer State Games of Michigan has been awarded the 2013 Extraordinary Event/Organization Award by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. This award recognizes organizations or events that encourage others to make healthy choices by teaching, volunteering, role modeling or other community involvement.

In its fourth year, the Meijer State Games of Michigan serves the mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission as its signature event by providing Michigan residents an Olympic experience that motivates them to stay active, improve their lifestyle to enjoy a better quality of life.

Eric Engelbarts, Executive Director of the Meijer State Games, accepted the award on behalf of the West Michigan Sports Commission, “I would like to thank the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports for empowering events like ours that celebrate healthy choices. I would also like to thank the Meijer family and corporation for their continued support as well as the rest of our corporate sponsors.”

Engelbarts continued, “Congratulations to our athletes, who are the true face of this event, for all of their remarkable accomplishments and making the Meijer State Games of Michigan the 2013 Governor’s Council Extraordinary Event.”

The fourth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer Games will be held June 21-23, 2013 and feature over 6,000 athletes in 35 sports competing for gold, silver and bronze medals.

For more information about the Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit our website at:  www.stategamesofmichigan.com

About the Meijer State Games of Michigan: Modeled after the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among resident of Michigan. A signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is truly a grassroots organization that relies on the dedication of thousands of volunteers and the support of corporate partners. To register for the 2013 Meijer State Games of Michigan, please visit www.StateGamesofMichigan.com.

About the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports: The council was established through an Executive Order issued by Governor John M. Engler in 1992 to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents. Its 15 members are appointed by the current Governor to two-year terms.

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