The Fourth Annual Michigan Sports Education Seminar is scheduled August 10-11, 2016. Each Michigan Sports partner can bring up to four guests complimentary. Additional guests, or non-members can join for a fee of $25.00. For additional information and RSVP please contact Jamie Schlagel -

Since 1943, Kalamazoo has been the site of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships. Pure Michigan Sports will have the opportunity to meet with tournament officials and committee chairs to learn about facilities, sponsorships, volunteers, sports medicine, scheduling, special events and much more.

Parking at the tournament is limited, so please plan to arrive at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in downtown Kalamazoo no later than 12:00 noon. We will then be taking a shuttle to the tournament site, have lunch while watching some of the top players and then have our educational seminar. We plan to be outdoors for most all of this event, so please dress accordingly as it may be warm and humid.

After we conclude our time at the tournament (planned for between 3:00 and 4:00 pm), you will then have time to check-in prior to dinner. We will meet in the lobby of the Radisson at 5:45 pm to make the short walk to The Union for dinner. Questions can be directed to Greg Ayers at

We look forward to seeking you in Kalamazoo!

Schedule of events:


Meet with key personnel apart of the USTA Boy's 16 & 18 National Championships - boxed lunch will be provided
Stowe Stadium, Kalamazoo College

The Union, Downtown Kalamazoo
6:00 p.m.


8:00am - Committee Meetings (Meeting space is on your Greg for possible meeting space at Visit Kalamazoo)

9:30am - Membership Meeting at Discover Kalamazoo Offices

Hotel Info

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Dates: Tuesday, August 9 & Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Rate: $135, plus tax
Cut-off Date: July 22, 2016
Parking: $10 nightly for self-parking

Reservations: 269.343.3333 (request in-house reservations)
Block Name: Pure Michigan Sports
Promotional Code: PUREMI

In partnership with Travel Michigan, the Pure Michigan Sports initiative utilizes the strength and recognition of the award-winning Pure Michigan brand in an effort to attract sports events of all shapes and sizes to Michigan.

Sports have a rich history in the State of Michigan. From hosting world-renowned events like the Ryder Cup and the Super Bowl to youth activities generating lifetime memories, Michigan has a wide variety of destinations from which to select for your next event.

Founding partners of the Pure Michigan Sports initiative include organizations representing the following destinations: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, Traverse City, Holland and Muskegon. The list of partner organizations for the statewide-initiative will be continuing to grow into the future.

With woods, water, big cities, small towns and four great seasons, Michigan has great venues and experienced professionals to make your next sports event a true success. We invite you to select Michigan for your next sports event!

Contact Us

For more information on how Pure Michigan Sports can help you with your next sporting event, call us at (888) 326–5590 or email us at We look forward to hosting you in the great state of Michigan!