Alas, all good things must end, so say the sages. The 2013 Alaska International Senior Games have wrapped up, concluding with a fun cruise up and down the Chena River on the Riverboat Discovery.

Thanks to everyone who participated as athletes and volunteers, as well as our wonderful sponsors! We had some great times, thanks to everyone! And some great competition!

Next year’s Games are scheduled for August 8-17, 2014. This is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2015. And, of course, Pickleball will be back! We hope to see you here in Fairbanks next year.

AISG’s annual meeting will be on Monday, September 16, from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Fairbanks Lutheran Church community room at 1012 Cowles Street across from the Noel Wien library. Anyone interest in the future of the Alaska Senior Games or with any feedback is welcome to attend. Among other things, we’ll elect new and returning board members.