This President’s Day weekend, Yates Field House hosted the Ultimate 4 MBA basketball tournament put on by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business MBA program. The tournament brought together teams from MBA programs across the country for a chance to play to raise money for a local charity. This year the proceeds went to Horton’s Kids, a community-based organization that provides educational and need-based support to children aged K-12 in D.C.’s Ward 8.
This year celebrated the MBA tournament’s 28th anniversary. The universities that came out to represent their MBA programs included:
Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
University of Maryland – Smith School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business
University of North Carolina – Kenan–Flagler Business School
Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School
The “Final Four” featured Duke, Northwestern, Chicago, and Penn. The final game came down to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business against Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with the Kellogg School beating the Fuqua School for the championship.
In recent years the tournament has been played to raise money for youth education programs. Horton’s Kids, the charity supported by this year’s tournament, is a local organization that serves children in Wellington Park in Ward 8, one of Washington D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods. By providing academic support, enrichment, character development, and health and basic needs, Horton’s Kids gives students the tools they need to succeed. Many current Horton’s Kids have improved their reading scores, enrolled in high-performing high schools, or are on track for on-time high school graduation. The high school graduation rate of a Horton’s Kid is nearly twice the neighborhood average. Learn more at www.hortonskids.org.
On Friday, February 5, 2016, Yates Field House successfully celebrated National Recreation Day with a variety of fitness and entertainment events. Students, faculty, staff, and other Yates members were able to participate in group fitness classes, cornhole, Battleship, Log Rolling, and more. Check out our feature video of the events below.
During the event, Yates members were able to work out to their favorite tunes from a live DJ. Yates also served pizza as a post-workout snack.
The day wrapped up in the evening with Log Rolling and a Battleship tournament. After a long and hard fight from many student teams, Battleship team “First Order” took home the championship! Many other students enjoyed testing their skills in Log Rolling while the tournament was in progress.
Thanks to all for coming out to celebrate National Recreation Day. Yates encourages members to keep staying active throughout the year… and gear up for Rec Day 2017!
This Friday, join Yates Field House to observe National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, recognized every year by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). National Rec Day was established to celebrate the founding of NIRSA, as well as promote habits of health and wellbeing in our communities.
Yates Field House is celebrating recreation through free and fun activities all day on Friday, February 5th. Yates Field House members are invited to participate in Group Fitness Classes, Cornhole, Battleship, Log Rolling, and more.
In addition to your favorite recreation activities, live music and free food will be provided. Enjoy entertainment from a live DJ on the fitness floor in the afternoon and at the pool in the evening. Free pizza will be served on the Yates mezzanine starting at 5PM.
Yates is encouraging Georgetown to get out and get active in celebration of National Rec Day. Join us on Friday and show the community #HowDoYouYates!
Full schedule of National Recreation Day events below.