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Sponsorships & Events

Swoosh

Basketball is a beloved sport to many across the North Slope of Alaska. Since 2009, ASTAC has hosted a free throw competition each fall in the eight residential villages it serves, called Swoosh.

This family-friendly event brings communities together for an evening of basketball and has allowed ASTAC to engage with our members in a fun and personable way.

The winner of each free throw contest is entered to win a grand prize for a trip for two to the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament.

Battle Of The Books

Reading rocks! ASTAC’s continued support of Battle of the Books has helped grow the program each year, increasing the number of students taking part. ASTAC’s $15,000 annual contribution to the North Slope Borough School District covers the cost of books and supplies for every school in the district.

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in grades three through 12.

Goals of the nationwide program include encouraging and recognizing students who enjoy reading, broadening reading interests, increasing reading comprehension and promoting academic excellence.

FIRST Lego League

ASTAC believes in inspiring science and technology leaders of tomorrow. Our support of the NSBSD’s FIRST Lego League (FLL) has helped expand the robotics program from middle school to also include K – 4 and high school students.

ASTAC’s $2,000 annual sponsorship covers the cost of registration and playing fields for each school in the district.

FLL’s objective is to get children and youngsters enthusiastic about science and technology; equip them with the idea of team spirit and to encourage them to solve complex tasks in a creative way. During robotics tournaments participants must solve a tricky “mission” with the help of a robot. They research a given topic within a team and develop a plan for programming and testing an autonomous robot to solve the mission. The FLL Teams have the opportunity to experience all steps of a real product development process: solving a problem under time pressure with insufficient resources and unknown competitors.

Previous Donations

  1. Ilisaġvik College, Workforce Development
  2. Barrow Whaler Wrestling Program
  3. BUECI, Annual Meeting
  4. Alaska Telecom Association, Annual Meeting, Silver Sponsor
  5. Tigara Education Foundation, 12th Annual Golf Tournament, Golf Team Sponsor
  6. Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, 100 Miles in May
  7. City of Wainwright, Community Annual Events
  1. Barrow Whaler Football Program, Football Training & Skills Camp
  2. Arctic Slope Native Association, Annual Family Fun Day
  3. Food Bank of Alaska
  4. North Slope Borough Inupiat History, Language & Culture Conference 
  5. City of Wainwright, Recreation Department
  6. Arctic Education Foundation, Ivalu Gala
  7. BUECI, Annual Meetings
  8. Slope Services & Repair
  9. Nalukataq Whaling Crew
  10. Native Village of Atqasuk, Annual Meetings
  11. City of Wainwright, Christmas Games
  1. NSB Dept. of Health & Social Services, Senior Center, Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  2. North Slope Borough School District, ANSEP Program
  3. City of Wainwright, Annual July Jamboree
  4. Ilisagvik College
  5. Barrow Whaler Athletic Foundation
  6. Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, Whaling Captains’ Convention
  7. Ipalook Elementary School Choir, Disneyland Choir Workshop
  8. Alaska Telephone Association, Annual Meeting
  9. Shoot for the Cure, Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser
  10. RINA Wireless
  11. ASRC, Navigating the North Innovation Summit
  12. City of Point Hope, July 4th Community Celebration
  13. North Slope Borough, Kivgiq
  14. Arctic Education Foundation Banquet Reception
  15. Arctic Slope Community Foundation Annual Gala
  16. Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority Community Open House
  17. Naqsragmuit Dance Group, Travel to AFN
  18. Native Village of Atqasuk, Annual Meeting
  19. Junior Achievement, Statewide School Materials
  20. Native Village of Barrow, Annual Meeting