The Greater Lansing Sports Authority has been going strong for over ten years, and in that time, they have helped to bring literally dozens of different types of sports to the community at large. Basketball, baseball, softball, fencing, hockey, figure skating, archery, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and on and on and on the area is a growing Midwestern sports destination city and the fun part is, the list of event types just keeps growing.

Some things are just made for summertime. Hot sunny weather, basketballs on blacktop and the areas biggest hoop enthusiasts, for example. Let's take a minute and thank Meridian Township for doing summer right and bringing them all together for the biggest and best outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament around, the beloved Gus Macker Tournament. So many different ways to enjoy this big summer tournament. Want to play? Get registered! Want to volunteer? They still need valuable volunteers. Just a hoop-loving spectator this year? Grab a seat because there is not only great tournament play, but a star-studded celebrity game to look forward to as well.

Eagle Eye Golf Club in Lansing regularly gets rated as 18 of the best holes in Michigan, and even among the best in the country. With an iconic island green replica of the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass, Eagle Eye is a must-play that should be on every golfer’s bucket list if they haven’t already played it.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce its sports division, the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), celebrated its 10-year anniversary at an event Tuesday, May 16th at the Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center in East Lansing. The purpose of the event was to celebrate that for over a decade, the GLSA and its unique brand have been the leading voice for marketing the region as a sports destination and bringing together local sports entities to grow athletic events as well as the regional sports culture.

Being a part of the Big Ten Conference is more than just a point of pride for the Greater Lansing, Michigan area. It makes this area a great choice for athletic tournaments and events of every kind. From track and field to baseball, softball, hockey, gymnastics and more, sports of literally every kind can be hosted here and many are right on the campus of Michigan State University. Whether it has been the Special Olympics, World Dwarf Games or any number of state high school tournaments over the years, the GLSA has successfully worked alongside MSU Athletics to host hundreds of successful tournaments. What I’m saying is we’ve got something special going on – and you can get in on it. Why should those planning athletic events consider a Big Ten City as a host community? Here's the top five reasons why:

Anyone that reads this blog is in for a real treat this week, as we have a special local guest-blogger, who happens to be a highly-ranked qualifier for the upcoming 2017 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern National Gymnastics Championships, set to be held at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale Michigan, April 28-30th.