Join us for Yom Sport 2022!
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is thrilled to invite athletes and volunteers back in person for the 26th Annual Yom Sport. Yom Sport provides Athletes with disabilities throughout the Greater Boston community an opportunity to come together and participate in a variety of sporting events. Volunteers serve as team and event leaders, coordinate refreshment and photo stations, and help make the day run smoothly.
Yom Sport serves many purposes for the local community, including the opportunity to make new friends, raise awareness, recognize similarities among people with different abilities, and gain a new perspective on one’s own life. Most importantly, we have a lot of fun!
Yom Sport 2022 is Sunday, June 12th, from 11am-2pm (10:30am check-in) at MacDowell Field at Babson College, Wellesley, MA 02481. Rain or Shine. FREE to participate!
Day of Event Information
Sunday, June 12th. Rain or shine!
Volunteers Arrive (Please be prompt!)
11:30 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Closing Ceremony / Lunch
The day’s events will conclude at 2:00 pm
Driving or Dropping off? Use 3 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA 02481 in your GPS to find MacDowell Field!
Our goal is to offer adults with disabilities a day of excitement and physical activity, a sense of reward and accomplishment, and the chance to form friendships with people with and without disabilities. It is also a way for our community to reach out to unaffiliated adults with disabilities who live in residential programs; to connect them with our community; and to make it possible – and interesting – for them to participate in the other activities, programs and services that our community offers. This year, for the first time, participation in Yom Sport is FREE!
Yom Sport is all about having fun, making new friends, gaining a sense of pride, and performing acts of loving kindness. Many of our volunteers (and athletes) love it so much they come back year after year. Yom Sport is a great way to get involved and help build a strong, caring community.
Volunteers provide invaluable assistance throughout the day by leading teams as captains, awarding medals, helping teams prepare for events, providing one-to-one assistance, and a variety of tasks that help make the day run smoothly. Sign up now to volunteer for Yom Sport 2022!
Accepting teen volunteers age 13 - 17 and adult volunteers age 18+
Volunteers, age 13 and up, of all backgrounds are welcome to join us. Learn about the different volunteer roles below.
There’s a role for everyone at Yom Sport. Each volunteer role is essential to creating an inclusive environment and making sure the day runs smoothly.
Help team create team name, flag, and team cheer. Keep team together/ monitors whereabouts. Bring assigned team through the rotation of events. Keep track of team results and hand out medals. Cheer on the team!
Explain the event and rules. Organize event and teams coming through the event. Hold onto the medals until it is time for the Team Captains to hand them out. Help organize equipment for event. Give encouragement to the athletes.
Water and snack distribution. Walk around and provide (as needed) to teams. Assist with lunch buffet.
Assist with station set-up, print out pictures, put in frames, sort in team piles. Distribute photo frames as needed at end of event.
Our dedicated executive committee is made up of volunteers who plan and participate in the event, and have been involved for many years.
Jeremy Sutherland, JBBBS
Lauren Korn, JBBBS
Yom Sport is funded by a CJP allocation, Jewish agency contributions, and gifts from friends, neighbors, individuals and other organizations. Donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated! On behalf of our executive board, volunteers and athletes, thank you.
To support Yom Sport, please make a donation to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. Or, if you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor for Yom Sport 2022, please reach out to Lauren Korn at email@example.com!