The Greater Lansing Sports Authority loves a busy weekend, and that's just what's in store. Three big tournaments are headed into the community this weekend and they're sure to make an impact on the local community.
The first two tournaments are thanks to a growing partnership between the Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the MSU Archery Team. Archery events this weekend include the 2020 51st USA Archery Indoor Nationals and the 2020 USA Archery JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Indoor Nationals. The two different events will be held at the Ingham County Fairgrounds from February 28 to March 1st.
The two high-profile tournaments will bring top archers from across the country for three days of competition. The USA Archery Indoor Nationals will bring over 200 competitors and the Junior event will bring another 124. Add to that coaches, family, friends and fans and that means thousands of visitors in the area in need of hotels, restaurants, shopping and more.
“The Greater Lansing community is excited to host to these two major national archery events,” said Mike Price, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. “Our growing relationship with USA Archery has opened the door to additional archery events and these two national competitions are truly best of class.”
Eric Beaudry, Tournament Director with MSU Archery feels Greater Lansing is an excellent fit for the upcoming events. “The Lansing community has been very welcoming to the archers and the city stands out to all ages of competitors. Our partnership with the GLSA ensures that this event will run efficiently and does not have any flaws that may inhibit an archer from shooting the best score they can. We look forward to the start of this tournament on Feb 28 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, and our next tournament in the Lansing area.”
Additionally, another exciting tournament will be bringing girls hockey teams from all over the state. The GLSA along with the Lansing Hockey Club and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) are proud to bring the Girl’s Tier III State Playoffs to Greater Lansing for the first time. The tournament will be held February 28 to March 1 at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex.
While numerous MAHA events have been held in the region in past years this is the first girl’s state playoff event and serves to be a celebration of girl’s hockey. The event will welcome teams from Marquette to Midland.
“The Greater Lansing community is incredibly proud to be host statewide hockey event,” said Mike Price, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. “This event will bring exciting tournament hockey to the community and give memories of a lifetime to competitive girl’s teams from across the state.”
Josh Hobrla, Hockey Director with the Summit Sports and Ice Complex shares Price’s enthusiasm for the event.
“The Summit Sports and Ice Complex is thrilled to be hosting the 2020 MAHA Girls Tier III State Playoffs. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase not only our community, but the growth of girl’s hockey in Michigan,” said Hobrla. “It’s been a team effort on behalf of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Lansing Hockey Club, and Summit staff to work through the logistics of the tournament and ensure we will be running the highest quality event possible for all attendees. The support provided by the GLSA helps make the hosting process as seamless as possible.”
The website for this event includes a full schedule for all tournament games: https://www.lansingsports.org/mahagirlstieriii/ For more information about the Greater Lansing Sports Authority visit www.lansingsports.org.