„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“


Did you know it is the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball?

Category: Other events
Date: 3rd June 2017
Place: All over the world

The YMCA World Challenge is a highlight of the year for many YMCAs and I think this year's theme might make it the biggest yet!

We are delighted to announce that this year's YMCA World Challenge is all about empowering young people through playing basketball. The Introduction Guide (in both English and Spanish) has all you need to know; especially some helpful hints to get your brainstorming started for an event on Saturday 3rd June, 2017. (*if you have any trouble with the link go to: http://www.ymca.int)

This year's celebration of our game provides every YMCA the opportunity to share their great impact and our 173rd birthday with their communities.

We look forward to seeing your YMCAs creativity. You might even win one of the prizes for the most inspired activities as you give as many young people as possible the chance to be empowered through playing basketball.

Let's all go play!

Warm regards,

Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, Secretary General