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Three new sports added to the Meijer State Games 

Footgolf is one of three new sports added to the Meijer State Games this summer. Photo by FIFG [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Registration is open for most sports 

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 15, 2018 — The Meijer State Games of Michigan will showcase three new sports at the 2018 Summer Games. The three sports that will be added to the Summer Games lineup this year are: Footgolf, BB Gun/Air Rifle/Air Pistol and Archery Tag. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is now offering over 40 sports in this year’s event lineup.

Archery Tag will take place on Saturday, June 16, at East Kentwood High School (6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE Kentwood, MI 49508). The shooting sports divisions of BB Gun, Air Rifle and Air Pistol will take place on Saturday, June 23, at the Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club (1331 Nagel Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49509). Footgolf will take place at Stormy Creek Footgolf Course on Sunday, June 24 (3450 36th St Kentwood, MI 49512).

Footgolf sport director, Mirza Causevic, talked about the addition of footgolf to the Meijer State Games of Michigan. “Footgolf is a twist of golf and soccer, which I think will draw interest from all age groups.” “Participants can expect to play 18 holes with a soccer ball, in a competitive environment.”

Ron Carr will be running this year’s shooting events.

“There are three new shooting divisions being introduced to the summer games, and I think this will be appealing to people who want to get in the shooting range, be competitive and have some fun,” said shooting sports director, Ron Carr. “I’m eager to see more shooting sports in the State Games, and I’m honored to be able to coordinate this event.”

Registration is now open for most sports. There is an estimated 8,000+ athletes participating in over 40 sporting events in this year’s Summer Games. For more information about registration, please visit www.stategamesofmichigan.com/summer-games-sports-lineup/. Registration is located on each sports page.

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