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!

2014 Results Posted!

October 3, 2014

The official results of the 2014 Alaska International Senior Games are posted at last! We apologize for the delay, but our priority was putting together the qualifying results for the National Senior Games in Minnesota next year.

You can find them on the Results page. If you find any issues with the results, please email us!

Thanks again to everyone who participated this year, in any capacity!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2015 annual meeting this evening. It was a great time of celebration of Games past mixed in with some business and lots of laughter. The only sad part is that it always seems to officially mark the end of another great summer of fun and Games. But we have next year to look forward to all the more! Especially if you’ll be attending the National Senior Games in Minnesota in July.

Big thanks to Andrea Gelvin, Angie Vanlandingham, Carol Moore, and Chirk Chu for stepping up and applying to be on the board! We look forward to working with you even more closely than we have in the past. And we’re super happy that Diann Darnall and Jim Lewandoski signed up for another term. We’re sorry to see Laird Grantham go at the expiration of his latest term, but very grateful for his years of service and look forward to his continuing participation with Senior Games. All the current officers agreed to serve another year, so the board for the coming year is in place and looks to be a great group of people. We’re stoked!

Alaska International Senior Games Promoter Stipends are available to support Alaskan AISG athletes who will be attending the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, this coming October. Athletes must be willing to spend time promoting AISG by distributing material to senior participants and extend an invitation to come to Fairbanks to participate in AISG. We are looking for outgoing individuals who are passionate about AISG and want to help AISG grow.

AISG must receive all applications by September 15th to be considered. Those receiving stipends will be notified by September 30th. The application contains more details. Applications are available online here, or you pick one up at the AISG office in the Regency Court Mall at 504 College Rd., Unit 6 (applications will be in the box on the door by September 1st) or by emailing us at info@alaskaisg.org.

Each year at our annual meeting, the board of the Alaska International Senior Games nominates and elects new members to the board, as well as elect officers for the upcoming year. It’s a fun and rewarding way to get more involved with Senior Games, and we have lots of ways to be active. Terms are for three years.

To apply, please fill out and return the AISG Board Application [PDF] [Word].

The Games Start Today!

August 8, 2014

It’s finally here! The 2014 Alaska International Senior Games start this evening with the Gala Games at 6 P.M. This will be a great time to pick up your Welcome Kit with lots of goodies, attend the Opening Ceremonies, go for a short Wellness Walk, play some fun and challenging games (including the ever-popular log sawing contest!), and socialize.

As a reminder, the remaining times you can pick up your Welcome Kit are:

Friday, August 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm (during the Gala Games)
Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon
Monday, August 11 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

These are all in the Pioneer Park (formerly Alaska Land) Civic Center building.

See you this evening!

AISG Check-in and Athlete Welcome Bag pickup will be at the Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way, during the following times:

Thursday, August 7th from Noon to 4pm
Friday, August 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm (during the Gala Games)
Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon
Monday, August 11 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Please bring your Confirmation Form to Check-in and to all your events!

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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!