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NYO Games Alaska

One-Hand-ReachEach year, more than 2,000 students from more than 50 communities across the state of Alaska participate in the NYO and JNYO Games.

Youth strive for their personal best while competing in traditional contests including the Alaskan High Kick, Seal Hop and many more.

NYO is open to youth from all backgrounds, and fosters important values including teamwork, leadership, respect, and healthy lifestyles.

Hosting NYO is a team effort, made possible by individuals and businesses who donate their time, talent and financial support to the Games each year.

Join us! Together, we will carry on this cherished community event that celebrates Alaska’s rich heritage and builds tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Anchorage Team Tryouts
    There is no limit for the number of athletes schools can send to the Anchorage Team Tryouts. The first and second place overall athletes will form two teams to compete at the NYO Games in April.
  • NYO Games Alaska
    The Senior Games are open to all Alaska students in grades 7–12. Participation is limited to one boy and one girl athlete per event, per school. 

NYO head officials Sam Strange and Nicole Johnston are available for NYO demonstrations for Physical Education classes, events and individual teams. For more information or to schedule a demonstration please contact Sam or Nicole: sstrange@citci.org or njohnston@citci.org

To learn more or sign up for the Opportunities Expo, please contact Stephanie Hayes at (907) 793-3183.

To learn more about NYO donation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Hurd at (907) 793-3272.

ADMISSION IS FREE for all NYO events

Invest in our youth—sponsorship and donation opportunities!

NYO Sponsorship Opportunities