Discover YGB Games

Discover YGB Games

You compete, so we can level the playing field.

The YMCA of Greater Boston presents the YGB Games, a corporate team-building initiative designed to support a corporate ethos of giving back. Through fierce 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 2023 YGB Games participants receive a 3-month membership to Greater Boston YMCA and YMCA GO, 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

Access to our YMCA GO platform 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 branches throughout Greater Boston

Swim lessons for all ages

Summer camps for children and families that change lives

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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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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2023 Committee

Pat Barnwell

Senior Executive Director, Wang YMCA of Chinatown

"To get to the next level of greatness, it depends on the quality of our culture, which depends on the quality of our relationships, which depend on the quality of our conversations.  Everything happens through conversation!" - Judith Glaser

Tim Baymon

Executive Director, Roxbury

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

Arielle Dawkins

YMCA General Board

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

Donna M. Kendall

Chair of Waltham YMCA Advisory Board

"Spend each day improving the lives of others."

Bill Kerrigan

YMCA Advisory Board Member

“Everyone can find their “why” at the Y.”

Kate Lemay

Senior Executive Director YMCA of Greater Boston Overnight Camps

“Pressure is a privilege.” -Billie Jean King

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.”

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

Alan Tuck

YMCA General Board Member

“Let the Games begin.” - Alan Tuck

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