Interest in hunting, fishing licenses remains high

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The pandemic forced people to rethink how they would protect their health and well-being in 2021, and one of the ways they did so was by retreating to the outdoors. 

Boating emerges as top outdoor activity

Many industries have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, but there is at least one industry that has benefited from it.

Davenport president joins NCAA council

Davenport University President Richard Pappas was appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II President Council.

Baseball, softball lead sports tourism rally

Sports is proving to be vital in reviving the tourism industry in West Michigan as it emerges from the pandemic, but not just any sports.

Griffins offer promotions and giveaways

The Grand Rapids Griffins will be offering its fans a series of promotions and giveaways at its 38 regular season home games during the 2021-22 season, which begins on Oct. 15.

Griffins announce public relations manager

The Grand Rapids Griffins named Andrew Streitel its new public relations manager.

Grand Rapids Gold to host tryouts

The Grand Rapids Gold, the NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, will be hosting two open tryouts for its 2021-22 NBA G League season in Grand Rapids and Denver on Sept. 18-19.

Grand Rapids Gold name former NBA player Jason Terry as head coach

The Grand Rapids Gold, the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, selected Jason Terry as its next head coach.

Grand Rapids Gold announce exclusive partnership with Founders Brewing

The Grand Rapids Gold are partnering with Founders Brewing Co. for the 2021-22 NBA G League season to allow patrons to purchase Founders’ craft beer at multiple locations inside the DeltaPlex during the regular season of the Gold’s home games.

Grand Rapids Drive change name to Grand Rapids Gold

The Grand Rapids Drive will enter the 2021-22 season with a new name, the Grand Rapids Gold.

Indian Trails Golf Course offers speedgolf tee times

Grand Rapids-based Indian Trails Golf Course announced Tuesday that it is the first golf course in the state to be recognized as a speedgolf course by Speedgolf USA.

EGR varsity crew team launches fundraising campaign to upgrade boathouse

The East Grand Rapids High School varsity crew team launched a $500,000 capital campaign to upgrade its existing boathouse in John Collins Park, at 650 Lakeside Drive SE in East Grand Rapids.

Meijer LPGA Classic raises $1.1 million for food pantries

The 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic raised $1.1 million for its Simply Give program during its three-day tournament, where Nelly Korda was crowned the champion, becoming the first two-time winner on the LPGA tour this season.

Reeds Lake Run returns for 2021

The 42nd annual Reeds Lake Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the East Grand Rapids Community Center, 750 Lakeside Drive SE.

Grand Rapids Drive accepting cryptocurrency as payment

Grand Rapids Drive fans and partners can now purchase tickets, merchandise and sponsorships using cryptocurrency.

Grand Rapids hosting postponed USA Masters Games this week

The 2020 USA Masters Games will return after it was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ride United bike event returns in September

The annual Ride United (United Way of the Lakeshore) bike event will return Sept. 25 with starting locations in Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana.

Start Garden graduates make their mark

Start Garden has made its presence felt in this region’s business community ever since it was founded nine years ago by Rick DeVos.

Meijer LPGA Classic returns for 2021

Tickets went on sale Tuesday for the 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give on the newly renovated course at Blythefield County Club, 5801 Northland Drive NE in Belmont.

Fitness companies partner to track exercisers’ progress

ShapeLog, a Midwest-based fitness technology company and provider of connected strength solutions, has partnered with Life Fitness, a global commercial fitness equipment company, to provide strength training data to individuals who are exercising.