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Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament @ Belknap Park
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

Benefit for Life Pickleball TournamentDid you know that pickleball is …

… the fastest growing sport in the U.S.A.
… a larger version of ping-pong.
… a smaller version of tennis.
… played on a badminton court with a lowered net.
… played with a paddle and a plastic, perforated ball.
… a sport named after a dog named Pickles.

Grand Rapids Right to Life is sponsoring the fifth annual Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament.  Teams may register as men’s, women’s, or mixed doubles.

Players are matched by skill level and the tournament format is:

  • Round One – pool play with random draw
  • Round Two – medal round with bracket play

Registration begins at 8:00 AM and play begins at 9:00 AM.

Registration fee covers:

  • $30 – One Day (Men’s/Women’s Doubles OR Mixed Doubles)
  • $40 – Two Days (Men’s/Women’s Doubles AND Mixed Doubles)

Join this event to help raise funds for the prolife work of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

To participate, register, submit payment, and sign a liability waiver by August 11 at Pickleball Tournaments.

For more information download the Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament brochure.

All registrations must be completed online.  Late registrations are not accepted.



  • Paul & Patty Korte
  • James W. Price

To sponsor this event, contact Laura.

44th Annual Conference @ John E. Fetzer Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

44th Annual ConferenceProlife people are encouraged to attend the annual conference sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan.  This is an inspiring day of information, workshops, and strategy sessions to promote a Culture of Life.

The first guest speaker will be Sarah Zagorski, who was rescued from abortion and and who will shares her story of survival, hope and healing. After spending seven and a half years in the Louisiana Foster Care system, she was adopted at age nine by a loving family dedicated to the prolife movement.

The second guest speaker will be Mary Rathke, an adopted daughter whose birth mother had been raped. Mary will share how even after a horrible encounter of rape one can choose life and joy.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend several workshops:

  • Bridging the Generational Gap on Social Media
  • Engaging Your Community in Prolife Conversation
  • How to Respond to the “Hard” Questions about Life
  • The Real Threat of Doctor Prescribed Suicide
  • Helping Those Who Choose Life: Thinking Beyond the Pregnancy

Conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, annual meeting, two general sessions, and workshops.

2017 Members of Grand Rapids Right to Life save $20 on one adult registration.

  • Members:  To attend, contact Laura by August 31.
  • Non-Members:  To attend, complete the registration form online.

Fire Up for Fall @ Railside Golf Club
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fire Up For FallGet fired up for fall!

All prolife church representatives are invited to a gathering sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life.

This luncheon will inspire leaders to get their church involved in the prolife movement.

Church Representatives will:

  • Hear about upcoming events.
  • Get involved with youth activities.
  • Learn how to inspire others.
  • Discover how to share educational information.

Not a prolife church representative yet?  Join us anyway!  Prolife contacts are needed from every church in Grand Rapids to join with us and educate local faith communities on life issues.

  • Lunch will be catered; therefore a ticket is required.
  • Tickets must be requested online by September 20.
  • When submitting your ticket request, indicate the church you represent.

Space is limited, so kindly limit your attendance to only one person per church.

Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann McElhinneyThe 30th annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner at the DeVos Place ballrooms in downtown Grand Rapids will feature film producer Ann McElhinney as the keynote speaker.

McElhinney is a producer and director known for FrackNation (2013), Not Evil Just Wrong (2009), and Mine Your Own Business: The Dark Side of Environmentalism (2006). She has just completed her latest project, Gosnell:  America’s Biggest Serial Killer.

Talking about her new movie, McElhinney explained, “It is a true story.  This really happened in America.  [Gosnell] killed thousands of children, and people do not know.”

McElhinney produced this film to shed light on the heinous crimes of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder for killing three infants who were born alive.  Although he received multiple life sentences with no possibility of parole, the media ignored his actions, his trial, and the terrible suffering of his victims.

Here are some amazing clips of Ann McElhinney on:

Don’t miss this evening of celebrating life and championing the prolife cause.

Individual seats and tables can be purchased now by completing and submitting a registration form.

Coins for Kids
Dec 31 all-day

Baby BottleCoins for Kids is a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy centers.

Churches and organizations in the Grand Rapids area are encouraged to choose one month to host a baby bottle drive.

Profits benefit Grand Rapids Right to Life and local agencies that provide material support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

It’s easy to host a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive!

Step 1:
Select a month that your church or school would like to participate and call Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Step 2:
Spread the word by putting the dates for the baby bottle drive in your bulletin or newsletter and by making announcements.

Step 3:
Request as many bottles as you need.  We suggest one bottle per family.

Step 4:
Spend the month filling those bottles with your spare change. 

Step 5:
Grand Rapids Right to Life will pick up the bottles at the end of the month and bring them to the bank to get counted.

Join us in this wonderfully easy and tangible way that you can support the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life and the work of local pregnancy centers.