Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

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Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Alaska Sports Hall of FameAT Publishing & Printing, December 2011

Foreword by George Attla

In the bookforeword, George Attla writes, “Always give your best to all that you do. To be the best you can be is a mind-set.” The legendary sprint sled dog racer, who is an icon of calculated discipline, highly developed intuition, and toughness, shares what he knows about being a winner in sports and in life.

 

ASHOF Book Attla Foreword (PDF 2.3 MB)

 

 

 

New Chapter: George Attla – Class of 2007 

2007.02= Kohl, Jim of George at ASHOF induction ceremony

2007.02 Kohl, Jim of George at ASHOF induction ceremony

Highlights as an athlete include ten-time Fur Rondy Champion, eight-time North American Open Champion, and winner of nine International Sled Dog Association Unlimited Class medals. George Attla’s battle with tuberculosis, which resulted in a fused right kneecap, meant he couldn’t run beside his sled to keep up with his competitors, so he out-trained them and out-thought them. His indomitable determination to win meant that the man known as “The Huslia Hustler,” named for the Athabascan village that nurtured him and for his methods on the trail, became a legend in his own time. Read entire chapter at ASHOF Book Attla Story (PDF 12.7 MB).

George was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Read article by Lew Freedman: http://alaskasportshall.org/inductee_pages/7_1_attla.html

George Attla believes in the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame (http://alaskasportshall.org/):

  • In its MISSION to teach and Inspire YouthTo promote a healthy youth population by providing activities that will inspire children to strive for the success in their own lives.

In its Objectives:

  • To cultivate a greater sense of cultural identity among the people of Alaska
  • To promote fitness and health awareness
  • To promote a healthy youth population by providing access to positive role models
  • To act as an advocate for all positive attributes of sport in Alaska