In 2018, the Michigan Legislature appropriated $10 million to establish the Northern Michigan Regional Tourism and Sports Fund and to create the Great Lakes Sports Commission.

Sport is big business. Michigan’s sport and outdoor recreation economy generates an estimated $26 billion each year, supporting over 232,000 direct jobs and $2.1 billion in state and local tax revenue.

Focused on promoting sports, recreation, and tourism, the GLSC hopes to further enhance communities across Northern Michigan.

Recent articles

Meijer State Games of Michigan – Marquette Winter Games Returns in February 2024 with Exciting New Sports

Marquette, MI - The Meijer State Games of Michigan Marquette Winter Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities.…

FIS Awards Homologation Certification to Hickory Hills

International Ski Federation approves Nordic ski course for competition November 9, 2023:  The City of Traverse City’s Nordic course at Hickory Hills has been awarded…


2024 Winter Games Held in Marquette Feb. 9-11, 2024, Third Year for Winter Games Northern Mich. Hub  Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 1, 2023 – After…

GLSC to Present $150,000 Grant to 906AT Bike and Adventure Park

Grant recipient works with youth to get them off their “devices” & out into the great outdoors on bikes Marquette, MI — The Great Lakes…

Great Lakes Sports Commission invests in Northern MI communities to help build economic strength

SPONSOR CONTENT produced by MLIVE For Great Lakes Sports Commission on June 17, 2023 at 04:02 AM In May, the Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC) invested…

GLSC to Provide $150,000 for Winter Sports Park All-Season Pavilion to Help Create a Year-Round Destination

Petoskey, Mich. — Funding from the Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC) will help move the Petoskey Winter Sports Park closer to becoming a year round…

 GLSC Presents $150,000 Grant to Sault CVB for I-500 Track Renovation Project

GLSC Grant to Kick Start Fundraising Effort to Help Create Year-Round facility & Tourism Attraction Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — Fundraising efforts to upgrade the I-500,…

Grand Opening Celebration for $8.5M TC Curling Center to be held Thursday

Curling Club’s Vision is to Host Tournaments to Benefit Region Traverse City, MI. — The Traverse City Curling Club will host a grand opening ceremony…

Great Lakes Sports Commission Hires Industry Veteran to Lead Organization

Lansing, Mich. – The Great Lakes Sports Commission has named Eric Marvin, a 15-year veteran in the sports tourism and economic development industry, to lead…

Former Northern Michigan University President Selected as Great Lakes Sports Commission Board Chair

LANSING, Mich. – The Great Lakes Sports Commission recently selected Fritz Erickson, former president at Northern Michigan University, to serve as chair of the board…

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