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Our Community: NYO Games Alaska on a Friday Afternoon

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Traditional One-Foot High World Record Holder Carol Hull, nee' Pickett, says NYO is a family thing - her husband & children involved in the games, & many friends she considers family as well. Carol's 1989 record still stands, only tied, but not broken.

As day two of the NYO Games Alaska 2017 draws to a close, results of the events thus far have been posted:

Kneel Jump, Wrist Carry, Alaskan High Kick, Eskimo Stick Pull, Scissor Broad Jump, One-Hand Reach and Two-Foot High Kick have been posted:  http://citci.org/partnerships-events/nyo-games/archives/2017-results/

In some ways, NYO Games Alaska is like many extramural high school or junior high sporting events around the US - teams come together in small schools, the athletes compete in regional events and this weekend's activities are like a State championship.  

A common theme that might set this event apart is the overwhelmingly congenial attitude of comradery the athletes have not only for fellow teammates, but also for competitors from across the land.  

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NYO Games Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Kellie explains that passion, and a sense of family keeps people coming back year after year, often as volunteers.

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NYO Fan Christopher took his family to the Games - he says his daughter is a bit star-struck that social media singing sensation Byron Nicholai was performing.

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Mercedes Brown volunteers with NYO Games Alaska

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NYO is a large event - many of the people to keep it running smoothly volunteer - Mercedes Brown is one of the volunteers who, after years of attending, decided to join as a volunteer.

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Dave Thomas visits with KNBA

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As is apparently often the case, volunteers and participants often continue helping the NYO Games continue, by moving into leadership roles such as coaching and Officiating - such as David Thomas, one of the judges in the events this year.

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