The registration period for the 2014 edition of the Alaska International Senior Games is now closed. Our hard working registration volunteers are now busy getting everything ready for the Games, and soon the sport commissioners will have the final list of participants for their events. And all the final preparations are underway!

We look forward to seeing everyone in Fairbanks next week, for another fun and competitive series of events!

This week is the last chance to register for the 12th Annual Alaska International Senior Games! Deadline is this Thursday, July 31, 2014. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any late registrations for any reason.

If you like to laugh and have fun, this event is for you!

The 2014 Alaska Senior Games will be August 8-17 in Fairbanks. This summer there will be over 20 events including: Tennis*, Bocce, Archery*, Bowling*, Cycling*, Golf*, Horseshoes*, Swimming*, 5K & 10K Road Race*, Racquetball*, Gala Games, Indoor Shooting, Mini-Golf, Pickleball*, Table Tennis*, Track & Field*, Trap Shoot, Triathlon*, Disc Golf, Ice Hockey-Coed, Basketball 3-on-3*, and two new events in Basketball. We will still host the Basketball 3-on-3, which will be a qualifying event for the National Senior Games Championships in Minneapolis in 2015. However, we have added a Basketball Free Throw competition and a 3-on-3 Random Coed tournament to add some variety to the Games. (Note all events marked with * are NSGA qualifying events.)

So far, we are expecting participants from Canada, Germany, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, California, Florida, Alabama, Washington, New York, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, and throughout Alaska.

For details on registering and more information on the events and activities, go to the Registration page or call (907) 978-2388.

Early registration, with it’s $15 discount, is now history, but there is still time to register for the 2014 Alaska International Senior Games. Don’t delay though, because after registration closes on the July 31 deadline we can’t accept any other registrations.

Don’t take a chance on missing all the fun!

See you at the Games!

Alaska International Senior Games founder, Jim Madonna, received the Fairbanks North Star Borough Lifetime Fitness Award. The Award was presented at the May Senior Recognition Luncheon.

Congratulations Jim!

Jim Madonna and his Lifetime Fitness award

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Alaska International Senior Games! According to AISG President Diann Darnall, “If you like to laugh and have fun, this event is for you!” Please see the Registration page for all the information you need, as well as the registration options available.

2014 AISG Senior Games will be August 8-17 in Fairbanks. This summer there will be over 20 events including: Tennis*, Bocce, Archery*, Bowling*, Cycling*, Golf*, Horseshoes*, Swimming*, 5K & 10K Road Race*, Racquetball*, Gala Games, Indoor Shooting, Mini-Golf, Pickleball*, Table Tennis*, Track & Field*, Trap Shoot, Triathlon*, Disc Golf, Ice Hockey-Coed, Basketball 3-on-3*, and 2 new events in Basketball. We will still host the Basketball 3-on-3, which will be a qualifying event for the National Senior Games Championships in Minneapolis in 2015. (All * events are NSGA qualifying events. However, we have added a Basketball Free Throw competition and a 3-on-3 Random Coed tournament to add some variety to the Games.)

So far, we are expecting participants from Canada, Russia, Germany, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, and throughout Alaska.

We hope you’ll join us!

Alaska International Senior Games has a YouTube channel! And to get it started it off right, the first video features Bettie Upright, our senior-most athlete the last few years. Check it out:

If you are an Alaskan resident eligible for a 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend, please consider a donation through Pick. Click. Give. to Alaska International Senior Games! We are a qualified Alaskan charity under the PFD program, and it’s easy to designate that all or a portion of your dividend go to Senior Games.

You can make a Pick. Click. Give. designation when first signing up for the dividend, or you can go back and add or change your designation even after the initial registration deadline. But please don’t wait!

And remember to sign up for this year’s dividend! You have until 31 March to do so at http://pfd.alaska.gov/.

We’ll use the donations to organize and promote the Games, and active, healthy lifestyles for seniors! And keep our registration fees affordable.

Thank you!

Oh my! It seems like the 2013 games were just yesterday, but here we are in a new year and we’re already deep into preparations for the 2014 edition of the Alaska Senior Games coming to Fairbanks in August.

As part of the preparations, our many volunteers will be feeding lots of updated information to the Web site. Most of the site right now reflects the 2013 information, and for the most part is labeled as 2013. As we update a page for 2014, we’ll change the labels, titles, and/or headers to say 2014. That way you’ll know what’s old (but probably still relevant to this year) and what is brand, spanking new.

We’ll have everything on the site updated for 2014 well before registration opens, probably in May 2014.

The first bit of updated information is we’ve posted the National Senior Games Rules Book for the 2015 National Senior Games. 2014 is a qualifying year, so we’ll be following those rules carefully this year so that our events are a valid qualifier for next year’s national games in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You’ll find links to the rules book in both Word and PDF formats on the Sports page (and watch that page for a snazzy new look we have planned).

See you in Fairbanks in August!

Important AISG Updates

December 6, 2013

Greetings Senior Athletes! The AISG Board and Committees have already started working on the 2014 Games to be held in Fairbanks August 8-17. Here are a few items for your consideration and some quick requests for help.

2013 Bed Tax Presentations will be held in City Council Chambers in City Hall on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. AISG will be the second presentation. Jane Lanford will give a two-minute presentation for AISG. Attention Fairbanks Residents! Please go, bring your friends, and support our request, wear your 2013 orange Senior Games shirt; it really stands out! You do not have to speak. Your presence will show the committee how important Senior Games is to Fairbanks.

Tell us why you enjoy the Alaska International Senior Games. We are collecting sound bites to add to our webpage and share with our sponsors. Send a couple of sentences to alaskaisg@gmail.com. Your story would be a big help!

A Warm Welcome to our new AISG Board Member Robin Walthour! In addition to being our Racquetball Commissioner, Robin has joined the AISG Board and will be our Sport Coordinator. Robin will be working directly with our Sport Commissioners to firm up the sport venues, dates, times, and details. Thank you Robin for sharing your awesome energy!

Volunteer Opportunities are available. We need help with publicity, special events, and our scrapbook. Email us if you are interested: alaskaisg@gmail.com.

Special Thanks to all who have donated to AISG!!! We really appreciate everyone who donated through Alaska’s Pick, Click and Give, as well as those who sent us cash contributions. Thank you also to our awesome Sponsors! Every little bit helps us keep the registration cost low, while continuing to provide quality games!

Wishing you all a Happy Holidays!

If you haven’t visited AISG’s Facebook page in a while, you might want to drop over and check it out. (You can get to it by clicking the Facebook icon in the upper right part of most pages on this site.) We’ve been posting photos for this year’s games at a furious pace, uploading a new sport every two or three days.

Please check it out, and like the photos you, well, like. And if you recognize yourself or other people in the photos, please tag them.

Thanks again for all the great memories of the Games last August!