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Sports in the Park: Tennis

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport....

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New soccer league encourages neighbors to have fun, build community

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has a new local community soccer league: the GR Champions League. It was started "to celebrate and connect the unique citizens and neighborhoods of Grand Rapids through the power of the beautiful game." Teams from different...

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Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman, recently hired as the new Head Varsity Football Coach for Union High School for Grand Rapids Public Schools, says his job as the football coach is not just passing along a love of football to the teens at Union- but is also a channel...

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Casual Riverside Park-goers walking through the park a few weekends back might have encountered dozens of Frisbees- or "discs," as they're called in the sport of disc golf- flying through the air. Competitive disc golfers at the...

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How to prepare your child for fall soccer

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

As summer winds down, kids take to the field or court to begin practice for the fall season. Time again to gear up for another great season of cheering your child on from the sidelines. And if your child is like many children at the Y and across the...

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Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament

by (grrtl)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under

Join the fun at the 3rd annual Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life on Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, 2015.   This event is open to players of all ages and skill levels.  Participants...

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Grand Rapids Football Club brings semi-pro soccer to Houseman Field

by (Ken Tamke)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Football Club (GRFC) kicks off play at Houseman Field in Midtown in the Great Lakes Premier League this Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Houseman Field has seen its fair share of football since its construction in 1923, but the football...

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GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

by (rodawolm)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

On the corner of Diamond Avenue and Fountain Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Grand Rapids sits Houseman Field, a recently renovated stadium owned by the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Built in 1923, the stadium has seen its share of sporting...

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Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Running Tips: Prevent overuse injuries by "rolling with it"

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

It's the high point of spring training for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k and that means the potential for overuse injuries. In this informative Q&A, local physical therapist Scott Hadley shares his own personal running story and...

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Popular Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 5k adds VIP amenities, caps race

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k, Michigan’s first women-­only half marathon, was born in 2013 to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX.  With the third annual race scheduled for April 19, 2015, the organization is as...

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