Grand Rapids, Mich., June 21, 2016 – The Meijer State Games of Michigan is excited to announce that the Grand Rapids Football Club (GRFC) will compete in the 2016 Summer Games Soccer Tournament on July 29-31. GRFC will open the tournament with a game at EGR Memorial Stadium (701 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506) on Friday, July 29. GRFC will then participate in the rest of the tournament on July 30-31 at MVP Fieldhouse (5435 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546), giving opposing teams across the state the opportunity to try to beat a minor league soccer team. The tournament gives anyone regardless of age or ability level the chance to compete.

Matt Roberts, founder of the Grand Rapids Football Club stated, “We are very excited to participate in the Meijer State Games of Michigan. The game of soccer has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 5-10 years and to see tournaments like this being played is just a validation that soccer is arriving in the United States. We want to let players and teams out there that believe they can play at this level have that opportunity and continue to grow the game at the grassroots level.”

Registration for the Meijer State Games of Michigan Soccer Tournament closes on July 15. To register for the opportunity to compete against GRFC, please visit for more information.

For more information on the Grand Rapids FC soccer team, please visit their website at

The Meijer State Games of Michigan totaled 7,867 athletes in 2015 and looks to continue this growth by offering 42 sports in this year’s Summer Games event. For more information on the Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit our website at

Sponsors of the 2016 Meijer State Games of Michigan include: Meijer, Subway, Metro Health, MyWay Mobile Storage, Fox Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network, MC Sports, Lacks Enterprises, SIBSCO, Peppino’s SOS, Neurocore, 105.3 Hot FM, MOS, The GR Shop, Heguland Sova Realty Inc., Marks Photo and Video, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Tele Rad, Life EMS, and Teleperformance.

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