Myers Wins Gold and Silver Again!
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of the state of Michigan. The philosophy of the Meijer State Games of Michigan is that everyone participates regardless of age or ability; everyone is welcome and everyone plays. 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. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport Olympic-style 3-day sports festival for the residents of Michigan. An initiative of the West Michigan Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the State Games of Michigan is officially recognized as a United States Olympic Committee State Games Program Participant and is part of a nationwide network of State Games.
Who can compete? All Michigan residents, college students and military personnel who have lived in the state of Michigan for at least 30 days prior to the day of competition and meet the specific requirements for their sport of interest may compete. Michigan residents attending college or serving in the military in another state are also eligible to compete. Participants in developing individual sports residing close to a neighboring state line may be eligible to compete. Like the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan includes an Opening Ceremonies that allows thousands of spectators to witness the Parade of Athletes, Lighting of the Cauldron and experience great entertainment. At the Meijer State Games of Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, June 26th. Although the events are like the regular and Senior Olympics, the Meijer State Games are not associated with either. Unlike the Senior Olympics there is no age limit for participants. They can range from 10 years to 110 years of age. Karen Myers, was one of the many people of Native American Descent that was competing. There were Native People from many other states as well as Michigan. Karen won Gold medals in the Javelin and Shot Put and a Silver medal in the Discuss throw. Myers has been competing in the Senior Olympic and other state games for a couple years now and is considered one of the top contestants in the games. In the Senior Olympic Games, she is on the top National list of contestants.