The Rapidian

Sports

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

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live there now.

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As the sport using discs- or frisbees- continues to bring more players into its fold, the community in Grand Rapids encourages those interested to pick up a disc, come out and play.

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Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

People struggling with hunger receive groceries at local food pantries with help from community members.

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Community yoga class raises funds for Nepal, funds matched by Lululemon

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

Lululemon Athletica’s Grand Rapids store and AM Yoga partner to raise humanitarian aid for Nepal with community yoga class; all donations matched by the high end apparel company up to $50,000.

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

Submitted 05-26-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, May 30, the new sports team, embracing a concept of "One City, One Club" as their motto, will have its premier. The team is possible thanks to funds raised with the help of over 600 local citizens.

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.

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GoSite celebrates Grand Opening

Submitted 04-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and daylong celebration introduced the new welcome center to the community.

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GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

A new semi-pro soccer team is making a name for itself in the Grand Rapids community

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Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.

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