Swoosh Is Back!
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.
Congratulations to JEREMY SIMMONDS of Atqasuk! You our 13th Annual Swoosh Competition Grand Prize Winner - A trip for two to the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament in Houston, TX. All North Slope Borough residents are eligible to participate and need not be an ASTAC member.
Official 2022 Schedule
|Point Lay||Kali School||11.1.22||7 PM|
|Wainwright||Alak School||11.2.22||7 PM|
|Atqasuk||Meade River School||11.4.22||7PM|
|Anaktuvuk Pass||Nunamiut School||11.14.22||7 PM|
|Nuiqsut||Nuiqsut Trapper School||11.16.22||7 PM|
|Kaktovik||Kaktovik Senior Center||11.30.22||7 PM|
|Utqiaġvik||Hopson Middle School||12.10.22||1 PM|
|Point Hope||Tikigaq School||12.10.22||7 PM|
Prizes Are What It’s All About
2022 GRAND PRIZE: (1 winner)
Package for 2: Game tickets to NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Tournament April 1st-3rd, 2023, round trip airfare to and from Houston, Texas, and 4 nights lodging. Grand prize drawing will be held in Anchorage once all Swoosh contests have concluded.
- Meals and transportation in Houston, Texas are not provided by ASTAC and are the responsibility of the winner.
- If the grand prize winner is under the age of 18, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Airfare itinerary will be approved by winner before tickets are booked. Any changes to airline or hotel reservations will be at the winner’s expense.
2022 FIRST PLACE: (8 winners, 1 in each village)
$200 Visa Gift Card & entry into grand prize drawing
2022 SECOND PLACE: (8 winners, 1 in each village)
$50 Amazon Gift Card & ASTAC Swoosh Swag Bag
2022 Swoosh Winners
|Community||First Place||Second Place|
|Point Lay||Lola Tukrook||Michael Henry|
|Wainwright||Jay Aguvluk||Roxanne Nayakik|
|Atqasuk||Jeremy Simmonds||Jacquline Ahkivgak|
|Anaktuvuk Pass||Kristen Morry||Hugo Kakinya|
|Nuiqsut||Mary Rexford||James Killbear|
|Kaktovik||Bertrand Britt||Chester Toovak|
|Utqiaġvik||Ben Lane||Joanna Lane|
|Point Hope||Nellie Kaigelak||Paul Kaigelak|