This year, over 500 athletes from more than 100 communities across Alaska will kick, hop, pull, and jump their way to victory at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics (NYO)! For those of us who aren’t young athletes, though, there are other ways to get actively involved in CITC’s signature event.
First, don’t miss out on performances at this year’s Games by “I Sing. You Dance” artist Byron Nicholai. Also appearing at the event will be superstar Therapy Dog Swivel Shot, who will demonstrate the proper way to greet a dog and show off her impressive skills at our Expo!
Next up, you can demonstrate your cooking prowess by submitting your best Pilot Bread concoction to the annual Pilot Bread Recipe Contest! Or if brain games are more your speed, test your knowledge of the history and culture behind the Games by taking our NYO Trivia Quiz.
And check out this year’s official NYO t-shirt. You can show your support of these Games buy snagging your own at the even itself!
Want to get in on the action? Volunteer! NYO depends on volunteers to provide safety and security for attendees and athletes, to man Expo booths (don’t forget to stop by the Expo even if you can’t volunteer!), to administer the annual athlete survey, and more. Volunteers even earn themselves a fee t-shirt or hoodie!
Finally, these Games simply aren’t possible without the generous support of businesses and individuals. If you want to show your NYO pride, consider making a donation today to fund the future of the Games — and the future of Alaska’s next generation of leaders.