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


INAUGURAL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 25-27, 2022, AND FEATURE 8 SPORTS WITH AN OPENING CEREMONY Marquette, Mich., Nov. 30, 2021 ─ Officials with the…

LaPointe Selected to Join GLSC Board

The Great Lakes Sports Commission recently announced that Brigitte LaPointe, chief executive officer of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), has been selected to the…

Great Lakes Sports Commission and Local U.P. Businesses Help Ski Club Make Improvements to Suicide Bowl Ski Venue

LANSING, Mich. - The Great Lakes Sports Commission agreed to provide a $55,000 grant to the Ishpeming Ski Club (ISC) recently to help them complete…

Tech Trails Project Awarded Grant From Great Lakes Sports Commission

Source: Michigan Technological University Television coverage available here: WLUC TV 6 HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC) has awarded $150,000 in grant funding for…

GLSC Awards $250,000 to Traverse City Horse Shows

LANSING, Mich. - The Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC) awarded Traverse City Horse Shows a $250,000 grant today to make improvements to the American Gold Cup equestrian competition. The American…

Great Lakes Sports Commission Helps Sustain Important Economic Sector

Featured on: Rural Insights Blog Michigan has played host to international-level sporting events and competitions for well over 35 years. The Great Lakes Sports Commission…

Sports Commission Announces Support for Two Elite Events

Assists with financing World Cup ski jumping and national equestrian events that will attract thousands to Michigan LANSING, Mich. - The Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC)…

Northern Michigan Sports Commission Gets Started, Aims High

Featured on - The Ticker: Traverse City News & Events By Ross Boissoneau | Dec. 11, 2019 When former Governor Rick Snyder signed two supplemental…

Michigan Invests in Sports and Outdoor Recreation, Competitive World Cup Skiing Returns

LANSING, Mich., August 14, 2019 – Federation of International Skiing (FIS) Race Director Walter Hofer and Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the commitment to bring…

10 million dollars to go to Northern Michigan Sports Commission

By: Rachael Schuit, Up North Live Northern Michigan is known for high level athletic events such as the Iceman Cometh Challenge, the North American VASA…

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