National Recreation Day 2017: How Do You Yates?

Yates Field House is excited to once again celebrate National Recreation Day with an abundance of day-long activities and events! Join us on Friday, February 3rd to get active, have fun, and reflect on #HowDoYouYates!

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National Recreation Day is recognized every February by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The day was established to celebrate the founding of NIRSA, as well as promote habits of health and wellbeing in our communities. At Yates Field House, we celebrate Rec Day with offerings of free fitness and wellness activities to our members, as well as a day dedicated to educating our community about why physical activity is important.

Help us spread the word about what recreation means to you by participating in our #HowDoYouYates photo booth! The first 150 participants will receive a FREE Rec Day 2017 t-shirt.

Full schedule of National Recreation Day events below.

11AM-6PM: Free Chair Massage event, Mezzanine
3PM: Cornhole begins, Lobby
3:00-6:00PM: #HowDoYouYates Photo Booth and T-shirt giveaway, Lobby
4:00PM-5:00PM: FREE Spinning, Studio B*
4:45PM-5:45PM: FREE Kripalu Yoga, Studio A*
7PM: Battleship and Log Rolling, Pool**

*Group Fitness classes will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. For spinning, participants MUST sign up for a bike at the Yates Front Desk beginning at 3:30PM.
**Sign up for the Battleship Tournament through Georgetown’s IMleagues website. Participation is $15 per team.

Announcing the James J. Gilroy, III Basketball Courts

On December 14th, 2016, the Yates Field House basketball courts were dedicated in honor of James J. “Jim” Gilroy, III, Director of Campus Recreation and Yates Field House from 1994 to 2017. In his total of 36 years of employment at Yates Field House, Jim Gilroy left a lasting impression on his staff, Georgetown students, and the university as a whole.

jim-6As a double alumnus of Georgetown University, the Hoya legacy runs deep with Jim. He was born at none other than the Georgetown University Hospital, and his parents and his two sons are also alums. Jim went on to graduate with an English major from the Georgetown College in 1972 and completed his Master of Arts in English in 1979. When he wasn’t assisting students and Yates members, Jim could be seen on a Yates treadmill, shooting hoops on the Yates courts, or cheering on the Hoyas as the Georgetown Basketball official scorer.

The Yates Field House staff and affiliates are proud to acknowledge Jim’s accomplishments through this dedication. It is the hope of the Yates family that his legacy will be recognized every time a player steps foot on the Gilroy Courts.

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Former Director Jim Gilroy hugs incoming Director Meg Dimsa during the basketball court dedication.
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Students play a pick-up game at the newly marked Gilroy Courts.