Healthy Athlete of the Year

SpartanNash is interested in helping community members improve their health and wellness. In 2007, Spartan Stores started its Healthy Athlete of the Year program to recognize one Special Olympics Michigan athlete each year who exemplifies a healthy life-style and the Special Olympics Oath.

The award is given to an athlete at the State Summer Games who strives for wellness, a balance of the mind, body and spirit, and is a leader among other athletes. SpartanNash features that athlete on one of its Spartan brand products. The athlete also hosts autograph signings leading up to the State Summer Games.



2014 SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year, at the following stores:

Sunday, May 3
D&W Fresh Market Parkview 11A-1P

Sunday, May 3
Hardings West Main Marketplace 5161 West Main 2:30-4:30

Wednesday, May 6
D&W Fresh Market Portage 4-6PM

Saturday, May 9
Hardings Crossroads Marketplace 6330 South Westnedge 10-Noon

Wednesday, May 13
D&W Fresh Market Knapp D&W 4-6PM

Saturday, May 16
Family Fare Metro (Wyoming, MI) 10-Noon



  • 2015 – TBA Thursday, May 28
  • 2014 - Robert Malnight
  • 2013 - David Paquette
  • 2012 - Ben Snider
  • 2011 - Nicholas Cross
  • 2010 - Kassondra Pratt
  • 2009 - Amy Bliss
  • 2008 - Kier Mallory
  • 2008 - Melissa Prill