Grand City Sports is a nonprofit that has been an integral part of the Grand Rapids community for 10 years. GCS works to help the city’s youth restore and refocus through sports and education, giving them a better future and making Grand Rapids a safer place. This year, this incredible organization will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary with its auspicious awards ceremony. Read on to find out how you can be a part of it.
The Grand City Sports City of Champions Youth Sports and Academic Awards will be taking place at the Wealthy Theatre on August 4 at 6 PM. The ceremony was created to honor youth athletes who have showed exemplary behavior in the West Michigan area. It also honors those who have helped contribute to the community.
The awards ceremony serves as a fundraiser for the organization. Grand City Sports is hoping to increase funding for operation and create a budget for its staff. It is also looking to increase its corporate partnerships. The nonprofit is hoping to generate 80% of its yearly budget off of this annual event.
Grand City Sports has brought a number of programs to the community in the hopes of providing a bright future for its youth. These include a number of sports programs and events including its Turkey Giveaway, its Cancer Walk and its Hat and Glove Giveaway.
Last year’s awards event was the first one the organization threw and it had a historical turnout. This year, attendance it likely to match or exceed that number so get your tickets early. With such a great track record of helping the community, this is an event that deserves your support. We hope to see you there.