We are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Alaska International Senior Games! Please click the red link to the right on the home page to get the details about how you can register.

A big thanks to our volunteers who have already spent countless hours getting things organized for this year’s Games!

We’ll see you in Fairbanks this August!

Tribute to Jim Madonna

April 3, 2015

Alaska International Senior Games Founder/Athlete

Jim Madonna and his Lifetime Fitness award

Jim Madonna, founder of the Alaska International Senior Games, passed away March 14, 2015 at the age of 77.

Jim’s passion was running and encouraging others to stay active. His enthusiastic spirit will always be remembered.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Pioneer Park Civic Center on April 7th from 4:00-8:00pm. AISG Athletes are encouraged to wear one of your AISG t-shirts.

Tributes will begin at 5:15pm with:

  • Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo #4
  • Alaska Flag Song
  • Alaska International Senior Games
  • Gary Evans
  • Ed Rouleau

Then there will be open microphone time for stories and tributes from friends.

Food will be available at the Celebration. It’s not necessary to bring anything. However, anyone who wants to can share a dish: salads, veggies, or fruit are welcome.

Jim’s stepdaughter, Niki Etcheverry, is coordinating the Celebration of Life.

Donations in Jim’s name to AISG can be made by using the “Donate” button in the right sidebar on the Web site.

AISG Records Updated

February 6, 2015

Through an oversight by our otherwise reliable Webmaster, the Alaska International Senior Games records updates didn’t get posted in a timely manner. (We’re putting our heads together to come up with a suitable punishment for him, maybe something along the lines of shagging stray tennis balls or resetting bowling pins. Or kitchen duty.)

But the updated records for all sports are now posted, as of the 2014 Games, which you can find under the Results menu item on the Web site, the Records item. (If that opens a document that says last updated in 2013, refresh your page. It means your browser has cached the old version.)

Huge thanks to Ron Johnson for all his work over the years, painstakingly compiling all this data!

Alaska International Senior Games is pleased to announce two programs to financially assist athletes attending the 2015 National Senior Games Championships in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN July 3-16, 2015.

Spirit of the Games Grant

The Spirit of the Games Grant is being offered by the Alaska International Senior Games to a resident Alaskan senior athlete who would like to compete at the National level. Often the cost to attend the NSGA Championships is out of reach for many AISG athletes. If you would like to compete at the 2015 National Senior Games Championships but are finding it difficult to arrange funding to support such a trip, please apply for this Grant.

Applications are due February 15, 2015. You can download the grant application here: [Word] [PDF]

AISG Promoter Stipend

The purpose of the Alaska International Senior Games Promoter Stipend is to support AISG Athletes who attend events outside of the Fairbanks Area. Stipends are $150/day with a maximum of 3 days. Stipends are available for Alaskan AISG athletes who will be attending the National Senior Games Championships and are willing to promote AISG by distributing material to senior participants and extending an invitation to come to Fairbanks to participate in the Alaska International Senior Games.

Applications for the Stipends are due March 15, 2015 for athletes competing in the 2015 National Senior Games Championships. You can download a promoter stipend application here: [Word] [PDF]

For more information about either of these programs email info@alaskaisg.org or calling (907) 978-2388.

Registration for the 2015 National Senior Games is now open! The Games will be held this year in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, bringing together senior athletes from all around the country. If you qualified in 2014 in Alaska or any other state, you can now register by going to the National Senior Games Web site.

We’ll see you in Minnesota!