Summer is a hot time for sports, especially in Greater Lansing. Need an example? Sure, how about two?!
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.
Looking for a way to explore all the sports options in the area? The perfect day for just this kind of exploration is coming up on June 3rd during Greater Lansing's Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. Get your game on with these fun Be A Tourist stops!
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.
*Photo credit: Kyle Castle
Let me start by assuring you that a visit to the Nuthouse and the cries of "Go Nuts!" are all referring to Lansing's minor league team and a sports bar located nearby.
March Magic Hoopfest is a true celebration of basketball, and what better possible timing? Mid-March is the best possible time for basketball, I mean every hoop-lovers dream. You've got prep basketball playoffs going on and the college ranks are preparing for the big tournament, brackets are flying around and everybody is keeping their eye on their favorite team and learning about the match-ups with possible opponents.
If you've never been to March Magic Hoopfest at the Jenison Fieldhouse you've been missing out on a super cool experience, especially if you're a basketball nut. This time of year everyone is watching basketball and thinking about basketball - but what about playing basketball? Don't you want your shot at glory? Or to set the record in the 3 point shoot out? Maybe beat your Dad in a game of HORSE? All this fun and more awaits at March Magic Hoopfest. The event is held in conjunction with the MHSAA Boys State Basketball tournament going on at the Breslin Center. Going to the games at Breslin? Stop over to Hoopfest for some game fun of your own! Just in the area and want to spend the day getting hot and sweaty? Hoopfest awaits for just $2 admittance. Come and play all day if you want. What exactly is there to do at Hoopfest? Glad you asked.
Is there anything you love so much you feel like you’re waiting around all year for it? Maybe Christmas, or your birthday or summer vacation? Well Hoopie knows how you feel. No he’s not that big on the holiday season. No, he doesn’t really like summer vacation. He’s not a student and actually, he prefers Spring. March to be exact. Why? Because he loves basketball and March is when basketball goes from good to great.