Discover YGB Games

Discover YGB Games

2024 YGB Games Start at 2 PM

Four Host Locations: Charles River YMCA, Waltham YMCA, Huntington Ave YMCA and Wang YMCA of Chinatown

You compete, so we can level the playing field.

YMCA of Greater Boston presents the YGB Games, an annual corporate team-building initiative designed to support a corporate ethos of giving back. Through friendly competition for a great cause, the YGB Games fosters camaraderie among colleagues. Your team will face off against competitors in games like dodgeball, basketball, etc. As a bonus, when you & your colleagues decide to register, you also will be significantly improving the lives of youth and families in the Greater Boston community.

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All 2024 YGB Games participants receive a 3-month membership to a Greater Boston YMCA, and 2 free personal training sessions.

Laugh, Sweat, Strengthen Communities.

The funds raised through the YGB Games supports the life-changing work and mission of the YMCA of Greater Boston. For over 170 years, America’s first YMCA has been committed to social issues through strengthening the physical, mental, and spiritual health of all in the community, including:

Millions of meals and bags of groceries being served

Pathways to success for our Youth in our YMCA Achievers program

English lessons for adults to feel confident, find jobs and financial stability

Equity for all

Programs and spaces where everyone in the community feels seen, heard and safe

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Access to our YGB Mobile App to maximize membership anytime, anywhere

Job training for young adults and immigrant families

Housing homeless families

Healthy Living programs for those struggling with chronic illness

Fitness centers in 13 locations throughout Greater Boston

Swim lessons for all ages

Summer camps for children and families that change lives

2024 Competitors

Bentley University
Cabot & Company
Century Drywall
Commodore Builders
Douglas Elliman – The Sarkis Team
E.M. Duggan
Keller Williams- The Steve Cohen Team
LAZ Parking
M&T Bank
Millennium Partners
Natixis Investment Managers
Needham Fire Department
Proveris Scientific
Structure Tone
Silicon Valley Bank
State Street
Sun Life
The Bridgespan Group
Winthrop Center
Young Professional Advisory Board of the YMCA
Nexdine Hospitality

The way to a better Boston begins with the YGB Games.

Positive Change. Community Transformation. Opportunity for Everyone. This is the work of the YMCA of Greater Boston – the work YOU make possible by taking part in the YGB Games.


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Partners make the 2024 YGB Games a fun event for corporate professionals, volunteers, and fans. Make community transformation possible.

Game Day Preview Register or Donate

Volunteer Opportunities!

Our YMCA Volunteers help us to bring about lasting personal and social change within our communities. Our volunteers work to mentor youth, earn school credits for volunteer services and help us reach our fundraising goals. Become a volunteer and support the Y year-round!

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2024 Committee

Oliver Wynn

Young Professionals Advisory Board

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Viktor Frankl

Anthony Attride

Executive Director, Dorchester YMCA

“If you are the smartest person on your team, then you hired the wrong people.”

Tim Baymon

Executive Director, Roxbury YMCA

“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” ― James Baldwin

Dru Douillette-Belli (he/him)

Vice President of Operations

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

Arielle Dawkins

YMCA General Board

“The best way out is always through.”  ― Robert Frost 

Paula Jacobson

Executive Director, Charles River YMCA

"You are responsible for your own happiness" ― Paula Jacobson or Abe Lincoln not sure!

Donna M. Kendall

Waltham YMCA Advisory Board

"Spend each day improving the lives of others."

Sally Leung

Wang YMCA Advisory Board Vice Chair

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eileen MacNeil

Director, Corporate Partnership & Strategic Initiatives

“Why Not You, Why Not Now.”

Janna Naraine

Director of Development, Major Gifts

“Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” ― Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Joanne Nolin 

Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Y Experience

“Dream big, start small. But most of all start.”

Sokthea Phay (Him/His)

Executive Director, Wang Family YMCA of Chinatown

"Life is a matter of manifestation and working hard and wisely toward it with love, courage, caring, kindness, empathy, and compassion. Listen to our good spirit."

Julie Richmond

Development Project Manager

“Do not let perfection get in the way of progress.”

Debra Taylor

YMCA General Board Member

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ― Gandhi

Karina Teixeira (She/Her/Hers)

Executive Director, Huntington Avenue YMCA

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” ― Walt Disney

Alan Tuck

YMCA General Board Member

“Let the Games begin.” ― Alan Tuck