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.
As you prepare for the upcoming holiday break, here’s some information on Yates hours of operation for the Thanksgiving period. First, the Main Office is closed from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sun, Nov 30th. Group fitness classes will not be held from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sat, Nov 29th. Group fitness schedule will resume on Sun, Nov 30th.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday, Nov 26
Main Floor: 6am to 9pm
Pool: 6:30am to 9:30am / 11:30am – 2:30pm / 5pm to 8pm
** pool schedule is staggered due to available lifeguards
Thursday, Nov 27 – CLOSED
Friday, Nov 28
Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
Pool: 9am to 4pm
Saturday, Nov 29
Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
Pool: 9am to 4pm
Sunday, Nov 30
Main Floor: 9am to 10pm
Pool: 9am to 9pm
Group Fitness resumes
Regular hours of operation resume on Monday, December 1. From the entire Yates family, we wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your family.
As of October 1, 2014, the District extended a 5.75% Sales and Use tax which included “Health-Club Services.” Despite being an enterprise within Georgetown University, Yates Field House is unfortunately subject to the requirements of this new tax. Nearly all fees, passes and services sold at Yates will include the tax, including:
Instructional Classes & Lessons
Personal Training Packages
The mandated fee for GU student memberships is exempted from the tax.
We recognize the inconvenience that these additional fees create for our members. For your convenience, pricing sheets in the Main Office have been updated to include “with tax” prices for member rates and other services. Members using payroll deductions and “timepay” payments should notice the additional tax increase on their member charges beginning with this month. In order to prevent additional confusion, members should be aware of the following:
Pre-existing rates and charges do NOT include the 5.75% tax. The charge is added on top of previous fees.
For all check payments, please verify that the appropriate surcharge has been included in the written check.
Unless indicated otherwise, prices listed online are the “base” rate and do not include the additional 5.75% fee.
We appreciate your understanding as we all get accustomed to the additional fees.