City of Seward

SPRD Press Release

SPRD Bulletin…

TYC’s 1st monthly Teen Pool Tourney brought the teens out in droves on Thursday, April 18th with 11 individuals competing and twice as many spectators! The Middle Schoolers dominated the brackets with Sully Hauze defeating Rhett Sieverts in the championship game. The top two competitors received prizes including Snack Shack gift cards and the Champ will get his name engraved in the perpetual trophy and his picture will grace the trophy until the next tourney. TYC plans to hold pool tournaments monthly. Call TYC or check out our Facebook page for the latest updates on upcoming events! 224-5472

Lemonade Day Alaska is Saturday, May 11th! Lemonade Day Alaska is a free, fun experiential entrepreneurship program for youth (K-12) that teaches them how to start and operate their own business through lemonade stands. 2,536 youth participated across Alaska in 2012 and gave a portion of their earnings back to charities totaling $68,000! Register online at: or contact the Chamber of Commerce at 224-8051 for more information. Look for a Lemonade Stand at the Terry’s Tire Bike Safety Rodeo event!

At the request of a community member, SPRD researched a possible bike grant from Bikes Belong. In 2013 Bikes Belong will accept Community Partnership Grant Applications only. These proposals must come from a partnership that is minimally comprised of one government agency or office, one non-profit organization, and one business. Proposals may be for facility or advocacy projects but must be submitted on the Community Partnership Grant Application. SPRD is encouraging community members interested in improving biking pathways, access or increasing the number of bikers in our area to consider uniting formally. SPRD is willing to facilitate such a group once the interested members present themselves. Perhaps a local group of bikers can become strong enough to apply for (minimally, 50% matching) grants up to $10,000 to promote bike pathways and advocating for increased biking and bikers. Additional information on this particular, Bikes Belong grant is available in the Community Partnership Grant Guidelines. Here, members of the public can review what is and is not funded. For example, there is healthy, local interest in the schools Bike to Work or Bike to School Day. However, since Bikes Belong already supports this cause, these local Bikes Belong grants exclude this program from their Community Partnership grant this year. Please find your parks and recreation Director, Karin Sturdy at 224.4053 or We would love to see our local biking enthusiasts at our annual Terry’s Tire Bike Safety Rodeo on Saturday, May 11 at 10 am at City Hall. It is true this events targets children up to ages 12 or 13. However, what a great place to meet others interested in parking and start some networking about biking partnerships! Thank you to Terry’s Tires and Lube, The Bike Shop, Shoreside Petroleum and Stylin’ Stitches, especially for your annual commitment to biking safety!

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Sports & Rec

SPRD is seeking adult volunteers to host the Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. All the jobs are critical to the success and safety of the event and particiipants. One such job needed is someone to set up his/her video to record the participants as they cross the finish line. We use this video to confirm place results as a backup system.

Other needed volunteer jobs are: lap counters and timers in the swimming pool on Friday night and Saturday morning to afternoon; traffic control/flaggers; finish line crew; bike queue helpers and monitors; check-in helpers on Friday night and Saturday morning; chip check-in following the race; clean-up crew throughout the day and other great jobs. To volunteer, please call Shari Adelmann, 224.4057 or Maggie Wilkins, 224.5427 or email Thank you!

The whole community is encouraged to cheer on the hundreds of participants on Saturday morning from 11 am to about 1:30 pm as the runners and bikers hit the bike paths and streets of Seward from the High School to the Lagoon, up and over Dairy Hill, around the Iditarod Mile Zero, then back along Ballaine Boulevard past the Alaska SeaLife Center and back to the school. Each year our participants tell us how nice it is to have the locals cheering for them along the course. Lowell Point residents may be pleased to learn we have cut out that portion of the course and will send our bikers east instead of south. (They will stay off Lowell Point Road completely.)

SPRD is seeking a happy organization of cheerful workers to provide a barbecue as their own fund-raiser, too. Hundreds of participants and their support teams will be milling around, warming up and ready for snacks and a post-race bite. Last year two groups offered two ‘menus’. The local Girl Scouts offered treats, baked goods and bottled water. Two teens and their parents hosted the barbecue selling hamburgers and snacks. SPRD commits to purchasing meals for our special, registered, full-day volunteers and paid staff as a token to commit to the success of the concession fund-raiser for your group. For details about concessions, contact Karin Sturdy, 224.4053 or

Athletes, start your training program now. The event is less than one month away. Get ready to run a 5K, bike a 10K and swim 600 (indoor) yards. For more details see or register The earlybird deadline has past and regular fees are available until Fri, Apr 19th 


Invitational Volleyball Tournament

Telalaska Spring Classic Volleyball Tournament Sat, April 27th email Jenni Regis at


Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon

Pink Cheeks Registration now open online go to triathlon will be held on Sat, May 4th Earlybird deadline due Fri, Apr 5th. Seward Parks & Recreation is proud to start your race season with our 22nd annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks              Triathlon. Pink Cheeks is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yd pool swim. Sign up as a team or compete as a solo in this popular  Seward event


Super Saturday Cleanup

Sat, May 11th we need your help to clean up this town! Join the annual community litter and trash cleanup day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash, all prizes donated by area businesses.



Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo featuring Shoresides Helmet Junction

Wanted! Kids always to wear helmets. Terry’s Tires Bike Rodeo will be held Sat, May 11th 10am at City Hall. This is a free event with bike inspections, bike education, helmet junction, barrel racing, obstacle course, pump it up, prizes and the SPD Chuck Wagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.


Kids Fish Day

Sat, May 18th 8am to 1pm join us for a fun-filled day of fishing at 1st Lake! Enjoy FREE hot dogs, fishing for trout and cool prizes (donated by local businesses) raffle at 12 noon. Parents or guardians must accompany children.


Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run

Seward Parks & Recreation is proud to bring you our 31st annual Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race. The Exit Glacier Race is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5K or 10K run on paved road with a gradual decline. Sign the whole family up for this popular Seward event!  Following the race, treat your team to a delicious lunch at the Resurrection Roadhouse and join us for the awards ceremony around 11:30 am. Register early to save money. See you at the starting line! Sign up online at  

Competitive and Rec Softball are right around the corner League starts June 4thField Lovin’ Volunteer Day: Sunday, May 19th @3pm. Pot luck and games to follow! Volunteer to help improve the ball fields. Get your player fee 1/2 off. (minimum 2 hours)

Woman’s hoops on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm $4 daily drop in fee.

Rock Wall Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm, Fridays 7-9pm and Saturdays 3:30 – 6pm. 

Roller Skating is on Fridays 5:30 to 7pm and Saturdays from 1:30 to 3pm.

Indoor Park is Mon – Fri 2 to 3pm.


Melanie Hauze

Seward Parks & Recreation

907 224-4054

Fax 907 224-4051


“Mountains of Recreation”

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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