GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids and the Grand River will be host to thousands of athletes and fans later in April.
The Mid American Collegiate Rowing Association (MACRA) announced Tuesday morning that the 2012 Championship Regatta will be held in Grand Rapids.
Thousands of athletes, fans, and alumni are expected. The group estimates between $350,000 and $500,000 will be generated for the area.
The event is one of the most prestigious collegiate rowing championships. The event will be on April 28.
We'll have more on the announcement later today on WZZM 13 News.