As Heard on Morning Line: NYO Games Head Official Nichole Johnston
April 21st on Morning Line - Danny and Frank visited with NYO Games Alaska Head Official and 2017 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Nicole Johnston.
The Senior Games are a week away, starting April 27th, the same day as the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Johnston says one of the central focuses of the Games is to pass along encouragement and family spirit that comes with the friendly competitions - which often have many positive effects on participants.
The official schedule of events has been published, and can be found at the NYO Games Alaska website:
A new addition to this year's schedule is an introduction of a special service animal, an emotional support dog named Swivel Shot, the therapy dog. Johnston says Swivel Shot has been helping students in a classroom setting learn to read, and is specially trained to detect and respond to people's mood and offer encouragement.
KNBA plans to continue to report on the NYO Games, stay tuned to 90.3 FM or our streaming link above next week for more updates.