West Michigan Sports Commission

Johnny Agar added to board of West Michigan Miracle League

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Johnny Agar, whose story on ESPN gained nationl attention, has been added to the board of directors of the West Michigan Miracle League (WMML). Agar, who was born with cerebral palsy, has completed numerous myTeamTriumph (mTT) marathons, an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to [...]

Third Meijer State Games of Michigan better than ever

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by TOM SCOTT The West Michigan Sports Commission reported that the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan, Olympic-style competition held throughout venues in Rockford, Sparta and the greater Grand Rapids area, was better than ever and a huge success. Sports in the 2012 event included archery held here in Rockford at the Rockford Freshman Center Saturday and [...]

Everyone wins—sports complex to transform Rockford

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Five-year estimate is $20 million in economic growth  by BETH ALTENA A new era for Rockford has arrived as the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) announced a state-of-the-art youth and amateur sports facility with 12 ball fields, concessions, boulevard landscaping, parking for nearly 1,000 cars, play areas and picnic structures will be built on a 79-acre property off [...]

Rockford leads parade of athletes for State Games

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Archers, crew, rugby represent district by BETH ALTENA Rockford archers lead the Parade of Athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Michigan State Games on Friday, June 24 at Fifth Third Ballpark. Students from Rockford were well represented at this year’s Meijer State Games and during opening ceremonies at Fifth Third Ballpark, a blaze of Ram orange filled the stands. [...]

Rockford Raptors tournament champions

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

 The Rockford Raptors 14U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA Lakeside Challenge which was held June 12-13 in Grand Rapids. The Raptors were seeded number one after completing pool play and earned a spot in the championship game with an 8-0 semifinal victory over the Birmingham Bulldogs. The Raptors coupled good hitting with strong pitching as they [...]
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