NMU a Meijer State Winter Games Sponsor

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Northern Michigan University is a gold sponsor for the Meijer State Games of Michigan and the sole sponsor for the event's opening ceremony. The Meijer State Games is a multi-sport competition that welcomes all athletes regardless of age or ability. 

The opening ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 25 at Marquette Mountain Resort,and is free and open to the public. It will consist of a parade of athletes, lighting of the cauldron and a rail jam competition to be judged by guest judges and spectators. A fireworks display produced by Great Lakes Fireworks will close out the ceremony. 

“The Meijer State Games of Michigan coming to Marquette gives us the opportunity to meet and introduce families from across the state,” said Derek Hall, chief marketing officer at NMU. “Young people interested in winter sports are a strong target demographic for recruiting and we want to invite the students to come to college here.” 

The Meijer State Games added Marquette as a second location for its winter games to utilize the area's snowy winter season. The eight events scheduled to take place in Marquette include luge, ice hockey, skiing and snowboarding, curling, figure skating, cross-country skiing and ski jumping. 

For more information, visit https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/marquette-winter-games


Prepared By

Jessica-Ann Woodard
Student Writer

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