Posts Categorized: In The News

Stay Active, Stay Social. 100 Miles Bonus Challenge starts tomorrow!

March 23, 2020

Our Healthy Futures program is kicking off 100 Miles in May a month early to encourage physical activity and social interaction – two critical needs at the moment. Sports teams, whether high school, club, adult league, etc., can sign up their group in the sports team category.  Besides sports teams, families, friends, and workplaces can… Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony has been postponed

March 16, 2020

Unfortunately given the CDC’s recommendations for crowd sizes and the closure of Anchorage facilities for the near future due to the Coronavirus we’ll be postponing our ceremony scheduled for April 28th. We look forward to putting on a great event in the future once the time is right. Please follow our Facebook page or this… Read more »

Local athletes talk about overcoming adversity at PLAAY Summit

February 13, 2020

Everybody gets knocked down in life. The secret to success is getting back up. It’s far from easy, but overcoming adversity can strengthen a person’s drive to be great. Off-the-field tragedies can push an athlete on the field, and rather than shutting down, they turn it up. Alaska sports stars Dominick Meriweather, DaJonee Hale, Denali… Read more »

PLAAY 2020 starts this week!

February 10, 2020

The 2020 PLAAY  (Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth) initiative kicks off Friday, Feb. 14th with the 5th annual PLAAY Summit and concludes on Feb. 20th with a visit with the fastest swimmer on the planet! The PLAAY Summit is an accredited conference featuring a panel of experts on youth physical, emotional and mental health… Read more »

Carle, Trent headline Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020

December 12, 2019

Running pioneer Marcie Trent and hockey professional Matt Carle will headline the Class of 2020 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Trent and Carle were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Yukon 800 riverboat race from the event category and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s stunning… Read more »

AKtive Spring 2019 Newsletter

April 22, 2019

Click here to read all the latest news from Healthy Futures and the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.  

Hall of Fame selects 2019 winners for annual Directors’ Awards

March 28, 2019

Incredible and inspiring Alaska athletes were selected to be honored by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame with the Class of 2019 Directors’ Awards. The Hall of Fame created the annual Directors’ Awards in 2012 as a way to pay tribute to the state’s community leaders. The awards were expanded last year to include youth… Read more »

Who were Alaska’s top athletes this past year? We want to hear from you!

February 27, 2019

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors’ is  preparing to select the annual Directors Awards winners recognizing Alaska’s top athletes this past year. Please take a moment to submit your recommendations here. Both the adult and high school winners will be honored at the ceremony and banquet at the Anchorage Museum, April 25th. Pride of Alaska… Read more »

Bentz, Cogdell-Unrein headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

December 13, 2018

Former Major League Baseball player Chad Bentz of Juneau and two-time Olympic bronze medal winning trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein of Eagle River will headline the Class of 2019 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Bentz and Cogdell-Unrein were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Alaska Run… Read more »