Meijer Summer State Games of Michigan underway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An estimated 7,500 athletes from all over Michigan have made their way to West Michigan for the 6th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan.

Athletes of all ages and abilities have come to compete in over 40 events at 43 venues around Grand Rapids.

Fred Winter, 100, of Holland, competed in Track and Field on Saturday — he picked up three gold medals.

So what is Winter’s secret to this fountain of youth he has found?

“I don’t know. I do aerobics every morning at six o’clock. If I don’t get up, it doesn’t get done,” said Winter. “Right now, I’m up to 105 pushups each morning. I don’t know what the world record is, but I’d like to know sometime because I think I could beat it.”

The baseball tournament, one of the five new sports added to the lineup, kicked off this weekend at the Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford.

The best part for the West Michigan community is that the event brings people from all corners of the state which generates millions in economic impact for West Michigan.

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