VAI 9th Annual Purple Game with the Grand Rapids Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOOD) – The Van Andel Institute (VAI) has been a cornerstone of progress in Grand Rapids and West Michigan for a quarter of a century. At the forefront of biomedical research and science education programs, VAI is a source of hope for better days. They work with a variety of organizations to make this happen, including a longstanding relationship with the Grand Rapids Griffins.

This year the 9th annual Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Game takes place in cooperation with VAI. Since the first Purple Game, the event has raised over $ 263,000 to improve life and health. This year’s game against the Chicago Wolves will be played at the Van Andel Arena and will be broadcast live on WXSP starting Friday May 7th at 7pm

For more information about the event and how it relates to the Van Andel Institute’s mission and research stay, please visit

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