The Spring Olympics Presented by blueVortex.net

Charities Represented:

ALS Association

Represented by
Jordan and Mindy Mester

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Angels of Hope

Represented by
Adam and Adina Bossick

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Convoy of Hope

Represented by
Alex and Heather Robinson

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Hospice of Michigan

Represented by
Joe Chang and Anna Morgan

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D.A. Blodgett
St. John's

Represented by
Mike and Jen Endres

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M.S. Association of America

Represented by
Beth Kiel and Haley Frego

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Wounded Warrior Project

Represented by
Mark Horjus and Lindsey Baas

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Bethany Christian Foster/ Adoption

Represented by
Kenny and Charity Webbley

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The 12th Annual Spring Olympics, held on June 5th, 2021 at 12:30pm at blueVortex.net, was won by D.A. Blodgett St. John's for the 2nd time in 4 years!

In 2009 the Spring Olympics began as something fun. A lot of work goes into the planning each year, and founder Michael Endres wanted to make that work more meaningful. Thus, in 2012, the games became a charitable event, combining fun with giving back to the community.

Here is how it works. 8 teams consisting of 2 players each compete in a series of back yard games. Each team chooses a team color and a charity to represent. Each player pays a buy-in. In the end, the winning team has the entire purse donated to their charity in their names.

The scoring is as follows. Each player earns a bonus point for their team if they wear their team colors to the Olympics. There are 7 bracketed games. Each team is gauranteed to play each other team once in the first round. Each game is single elimination. The first place team gains 5 points. The second place team gains 3 points. The two third place teams gain 1 point. There is also a mini Basket Ball Shot game to start the Olympics in which each team can earn a maximum of 4 points.

In the end, bronze, silver and gold medals are awarded. In the event of ties, there is an 8th game that must be played to break medal ties. This 8th game is also the alternative game; if both teams mutually decide that they do not want to compete against each other in an event they may instead play the alternate game.


Winning Teams:
2021 - Mike & Jen Endres
2020 - Cancelled due to the Pandemic
2019 - Jordan & Mindy Mester
2018 - Mike & Jen Endres
2017 - Jordan & Mindy Mester*
2016 - Jason & Ashley Martin
2015 - Jason & Ashley Martin
2014 - Jason & Ashley Martin
2013 - Marty Giaimo & Dave Dalstra
2012 - Marty Giaimo & Ray Llewellyn
2011 - Marty Giaimo & Mike Endres and
                Clayton Upper & Matt Roscoe (tie)
2010 - Marty Giaimo & James Spees
2009 - Jason Shemmel & Anna Smitterberg

* In 2017, the games were held at Mike & Jen's wedding reception. Since Mindy & Jordan won two out of the three events, they are considered the 2017 winners.

Past Winners

2021 - D.A. Blodgett St. John's

They believe every kid deserves a home for today and hope for tomorrow. Each service they offer is different, but all share a common thread - life changing love.

2020 - Event Cancelled

The event had to be cancelled due to pandemic restrictions.

2019 - NICU Helping Hands' Angel Gown® Program

They provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services. They also provide support resources and mentoring programs.

2018 - D.A. Blodgett St. John's

They believe every kid deserves a home for today and hope for tomorrow. Each service they offer is different, but all share a common thread - life changing love.

2016 - Compassion International

Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

2015 - Family Life Today

FamilyLife® provides multiple resources that help people build stronger homes and communities. Since the organization first began in 1976, millions of people have attended their conferences, and even more people have utilized FamilyLife's other resources to help them lead godly lives.

2014 - Vanguard Charter Academy

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Vanguard Charter Academy is a school like no other – one that can lead to a lifetime of success.

2013 - American Diabetes Association

Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

2012 - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

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Your donation will be applied to the 2022 winning charity.

Message from Mike

Michael Endres

What a bummer to have to cancel the 2020 Spring Olympic games due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We were so excited to have the games back in 2021 (with protocols in place, of course). Praise God!”

Mike Endres