Athletes have chance to win awesome prizes during fun filled evening at Craig’s Cruisers  

Grand Rapids, Mich. May 26, 2011 – The Meijer State Games of Michigan introduces the 2011 Athlete Party. This inaugural event will take place at Craig Cruisers (5730 Clyde Park SW,Wyoming, MI 49509) on Saturday June 25, 2011 from 4-8pm.

The Athlete Party gives Meijer State Games participants the opportunity to interact with one another beyond sport competition. Registered athletes in attendance are in for a fun filled evening. The night will consist of multiple raffles, arcade game competitions, mini golf challenges, an all you can eat pizza pasta buffet and much more. Whether it’s winning the electronic prizes in a raffle or receiving the highest score in Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), athletes will have many opportunities to take home a cool prize.

For more information about Judo at the State Games of Michigan, click here.

All athletes that attend the athlete party will receive one raffle ticket for the electronic prize drawing. At each sponsor location, athletes will have the opportunity to pick up additional raffle tickets to bring to Craig’s Cruisers and increase their chances of winning the grand prize. Sponsor locations will be announced shortly at

The Athlete Party is scheduled from 4pm to 8pm. Upon checking in, all athletes/coaches will be offered a $6 all you can eat pizza pasta buffet at Kent County’s largest restaurant, Craig’s Cruisers.

 For more information about the Athlete Party or the Meijer State Games of Michigan, please visit  

Sponsors to date include: Meijer, Subway, Gatorade, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Metro Health, Fox Motors, VBK Sports Viewer, Craig’s Cruisers, Peppino’s, Michigan Office Solutions, Swift Printing & Communications, SIBSCO, MVP Fieldhouse,

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, MC Sports, Arctic Glacier, Kwon, West Michigan Sports Commission, and My Way Mobile Storage.

About the Meijer State Games of Michigan:

The Meijer State Games of Michigan is the signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission.  The sports festival is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, and is a member of the National Congress of State Games. 

About the West Michigan Sports Commission:

The West Michigan Sports Commission, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), works to identify, secure, and host a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events to make a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the region.

Best regards,

Dennis Gamble

Dennis Gamble | Events Coordinator

West Michigan Sports Commission
171 Monroe Ave NW – Suite 700 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone – 616.233.3560 | Fax – 616.459.0562

WMSC Signature Event:

Meijer State Games of Michigan
June 24-26, 2011

Don’t miss the Opening Ceremonies!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Parade of Athletes, Lighting of the Cauldron & Athlete Entertainment!

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