Category Archives: Sports

Newton Turkey Trot

Ever wondered where to get that T-shirt you see running around Newton?  Get yours for free when you register by November 2nd for the 7th annual, and hopefully only virtual, Newton Turkey Trot – We Will Trot On Together, Apart!

Newton Turkey Trot 5K November 21-29, 2020 – T-Shirt deadline is November 2nd

There will not be a traditional race day, runners will run their own virtual race in their own time the week of November 21st – 29th.  All of the race proceeds will go to the Newton Food Pantry and the Travis Roy Foundation’s Ethan Wang Fund.  Both of these amazing organizations need our support more than ever.

Register or donate at Get your turkeys in a row and trot on!

Youth Basketball Returning to the Y

The West Suburban YMCA’s YBA league is returning this November.  YBA offers children a safe and positive environment, an opportunity to work as a team, and enjoy physical activity.   The program utilizes the Y’s seven principles: everyone plays, safety first, fair play, positive competition, family involvement, sports for all, and sports for fun.

YBA will be running this fall and winter with various age groupings: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9), and Collegiate (ages 10-12.)  The session will last 10 weeks.  The first 5 weeks will consist of practice weeks and YBA will begin playing games when state guidelines are updated to allow games.

YBA will be taking all COVID precautions, including transition buffers in between sessions, teams of 10 players, only one parent/guardian allowed to spectate while remaining physically distanced in the indoor track, and a mask requirement.

Register by November 1st.  For more information contact Chris Ellison at or 617-244-6050 ext. 3806.

The program will run from  November 14th – February 7th.

Newton Youth Hockey – Co-ed Middle School Hockey

Newton Youth Hockey has opened registration for its Co-ed Middle School Hockey program. These are games-only teams open to any Newton resident in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Participants do not need to attend a Newton school, nor do they need to be current Newton Youth Hockey players.

Games are played on weekend evenings, and the season runs from December to February. For more information, please see or email

Newton Youth Hockey – Learn to Play Program

The Learn to Play program is an introduction to hockey for boys and girls aged 5 through 10. Participants follow a progression of drills designed to teach them the core hockey skills of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. NYH places a strong emphasis on having fun, using a variety of games, challenges, and scrimmages as key components of the program. Participants skate twice per week on Saturday and Sunday. One day is structured around skills progression while the other day is dedicated to scrimmages. This is a 16-week program that begins in mid-November and ends in mid-March.

Saturdays, Ryan Arena, Watertown: Grades K-2, 9:20 – 10:10 am and Grades 3+, 10:20 – 11:10 am
Sundays, Daly Rink, Newton: 8:00 am

For more information and registration please click here

West Suburban YMCA reimagines annual fundraiser event

A Fall season without the YMCA Fundraiser would be  ‘Inconceivable’ so the West Suburban YMCA will host a reimagined version of their signature fall fundraiser event, inviting the community to enjoy a drive-in movie in the Y’s parking lot and field.

Traditionally, the Y hosts over 200 guests at their November gala, raising money for the Y’s Annual Fund which allows hundreds of families, individuals, and children to access programs and membership at the Y regardless of financial circumstances. With restrictions on gatherings in place due to COVID-19, the West Suburban YMCA is offering a whole new event this fall – Double Feature: A Mission & A Movie – highlighted by a drive-in showing of The Princess Bride.

The October 17th event will take place outdoors in the Y parking lot and field and will feature a brief presentation from Y President & CEO Jack Fucci and a few laughs from comedian Nick “Fitzy” Stevens. The short program will summarize the past seven months at the Y, celebrating the Y’s resilience and looking forward to the future. Following the presentation, attendees will be treated to popcorn from West Newton Cinema and a viewing of the 1987 family favorite, The Princess Bride.

Families can purchase a ticket for an outdoor seating area for up to 4 people or a drive-in parking spot. Admission price for both ticket types is $100.00, and all proceeds support Y programming that addresses the community’s most pressing needs.

This summer, the Y invested over $100,000 to modify their facilities, hire additional staff, and increase supplies, equipment, and PPE, all to ensure families could safely send their kids to camp. These investments proved meaningful, as the Y had up to 300 children per day attending their two summer day camps – Camp Pikati in Newton and Camp Chickami in Wayland – and completed the season with zero COVID-19 outbreaks.

Now, the West Suburban YMCA is helping families navigate a new and challenging school year by offering a full day Out of School Time program to support remote learning for K-8 students.

These programs, and the financial assistance provided to many families in need of these programs, do not come without a cost. The West Suburban YMCA hopes their new fall fundraiser will help raise the critical funds necessary to sustain their programming and ensure continued access and support for the community’s children and families.

Support the Y: Purchase Tickets to ‘A Mission & A Movie’

Attend the Presentation Virtually: Register for Free to Access the Livestream

For more information or to inquire about sponsoring the event, please contact Andrea Newman at

October 17th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

About the West Suburban YMCA
The West Suburban YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization that has been a fixture in the Newton community for over 140 years. The Y is committed to strengthening the foundations of the community by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.