2016 Program Overview

The Boston Celtics and Sun Life Financial have partnered once again for Fit to Win, a 4-week program aimed at improving the health and well-being of children, as well as promoting diabetes education. Timed to coincide with NBA Fit Week, this year’s program will expand from select YMCAs of Greater Boston to include YMCAs in Southern Maine. Throughout the program, children in grades 3 to 6 participate in daily workouts and are encouraged to maintain a nutritious diet and make healthy lifestyle choices, such as limiting TV or other screen time. With exciting Celtics-themed events and prizes, and involvement from Celtics players, the kids track their fitness and health activities while having fun and celebrating their accomplishments.

Greater Boston’s program will start this Thursday, January 21, at the Waltham YMCA. Over 100 kids from several local YMCA-affiliated schools will gather together for Draft Day to learn about their fitness activities and potential prizes, and then get “drafted” into the 2016 program. Southern Maine’s Fit to Win Draft Day will take place next Tuesday, January 26, at the Portland YMCA, and will include kids from neighboring New Gloucester, Freeport, and Biddeford. Fit to Win will culminate with a Championship Event celebration this March in both Boston and Southern Maine, where the participants will be recognized for their hard work and dedication in completing the program.


Program Background

Eating a healthy diet, limiting sugary drinks and increasing physical activity are all steps kids can take to reduce their risk for diabetes. Through the shared passion of Sun Life Financial, the YMCA and the Boston Celtics, Fit to Win promotes the health and wellness of young people in the greater Boston and Southern Maine communities.


2016 Program Events

Waltham YMCA

Southern Maine YMCA

  • Draft Event Day – Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Championship Event Day – Tuesday, March 1, 2016


2016 Program Recaps

2016 Fit To Win – Waltham YMCA

The Fit to Win program presented by Sun Life Financial promotes the physical fitness and wellness of youth in Greater Boston.

Fit to Win 2016 Recaps

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2016 Fit To Win – Waltham YMCA

The Fit to Win program presented by Sun Life Financial promotes the physical fitness and wellness of youth in Greater Boston.
Jun 10, 2016  |  02:50

2016 Fit To Win – Southern Maine

The Fit to Win program presented by Sun Life Financial promotes the physical fitness and wellness of youth in Southern Maine.
Jun 10, 2016  |  02:33

2016 Program Results

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