We are proud to support the Yukon Quest, a race that celebrates the Alaskan Spirit!
To partner with a hometown credit union like Spirit of Alaska is an extension of our Yukon Quest family. So many of our long time volunteers, fans and supporters are Prestige Members…it’s family!
– Marti Steury, Yukon Quest Director
Supporting the Yukon Quest
For 11 years, Spirit of Alaska’s relationship with the Yukon Quest has been running strong. We are proud to support this amazing local race that exemplifies the Alaskan Spirit! Take a look at our 11 years of sponsorship banners and commemorative signed posters collected since 2009, exclusive participation by our Prestige Members, and the fun Yukon Quest card images we are offering to our membership.
Anthony Rizk is seen presenting Spirit of Alaska FCU’s 2020 sponsorship amount to Yukon Quest Director Marti Steury at the Yukon Quest headquarters in Fairbanks.
Donation includes monetary and in-kind support.
Sarah Geer, Marketing Director, is seen presenting Spirit of Alaska FCU’s 2019 sponsorship amount to Yukon Quest Director Marti Steury at the Yukon Quest headquarters in Fairbanks.
Donation includes monetary and in-kind support
Printing the “Chute” Banners
In 2016, Spirit of Alaska offered to print the vinyl sponsor recognition banners that line the starting and finish line chute. We have continued to offset printing costs for the race every year since.
Prestige Program Insiders
In 2016, the Yukon Quest began to offer exclusive experiences for our Prestige Program members during years the Quest starts in Fairbanks.
VIP Passes behind the Start Line
For the 2016 and 2018 starts in Fairbanks, winners of a VIP Pass drawing have gone “behind the scenes” of the start line to experience the excitement of the dogs and the preparation of the mushers before the race begins.
Prestige Quest Guest – Jan Hanscom
The first Prestige Quest Guest winner was member Jan Hanscom in 2018. Jan had the opportunity to have lunch with a rookie musher, then bundle up and ride in the musher’s sled for the first 1.5 miles of the race, with her name announced over the loudspeaker!
Jan kept in contact with the musher, and a new friendship was built.
Custom Card Images by Whitney McLaren
In 2019, Spirit of Alaska partnered with Yukon Quest photographer Whitney McLaren to offer exclusive Quest images on our debit and credit cards. Read more…
Our Yukon Quest Sponsorship Banner Collection
Our Yukon Quest banner and signed poster collection is on display at our Gillam Branch location.