Shishmaref athletes chosen to represent Alaska at Arctic Winter Games

Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 10:00 PM AKST
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Two Shishmaref High School Volleyball players have been chosen to represent Alaska in the Arctic Winter Games to be held in Wood Buffalo, Canada coming up on Jan. 27. Their coach has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the once-in-a-lifetime trip for these to young athletic villagers. Being in a small village of just 600 people can make being a full-time high school athlete tough —balancing hunting, studying, family obligations with practice times. As a English teacher and coach for 8 years, Shaun Milligan has done everything from help prepare neighbors taxes to filling in as a jailer at the local police station. So seeing his students/players get this chance to move beyond the borders of Alaska is exciting and heartwarming — not just for Shaun, but for the entire small community. GoFundMe :