Justin, a Bentley University alum, talks about starting Social Boston Sports and our continuing philosophy. Check it out! (video credit: Bentley University)
Social Boston Sports® (SBS) was created in January 2007 by four young professionals, Justin Obey, Brian Shaw, John Sharry, and Frank Knippenberg with the goal of keeping the fun we had in college alive post-college. Today, SBS is a rapidly growing community of SBS-ers who love to have fun and live life to the fullest!
We sell fun. Specifically, we provide our community members (whom we lovingly call "SBS-ers") with an organized way to get involved in coed recreational sports leagues, events, and adventure trips throughout Boston.
Our Mission: To be the #1 destination for fun in Boston for young professionals where SBS-ers can come together to meet new people, have more fun, and live life to the fullest through the best experiences possible.
Meet the Team!
Justin Obey -- Co-Founder and CEO
A Boston native, Justin graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Economics and Finance. After spending 6 months in Vienna studying German and Economics and going on weekend trips to the Alps, Paris, Oktoberfest, Budapest, Prague, with the Wirtschaftsuniversitat's Buddy Network he came back to the States. Working for Red Bull, North America; serving as a Resident Assistant; and organizing pub crawls for his senior class inspired him to create an organization for people living in Boston to come together through athletic activities, social nights, weekend trips and everything in between; thus: Social Boston Sports®. In his spare time, Justin loves to ski, mountain bike, play lacrosse, swim, go sailing, kayaking, and generally be active.
Matt Rubin -- The Commissioner
An expert on all things sports, Matt Rubin joins the team as a talented sports manager. Matt fell in love with sports through the purity of competition at an early age. He graduated from Clark University majoring in International Development and Social Change. Through experience from a local sports academy, Matt handles managing resources and logistics of league operations. While bringing his passion to SBS with the goal to grow and enhance all sports programs offered, he also strives to assist the team with IT and web content.
Mike Springer -- VP of Events and Marketing
Spring Thing aka The Professor aka Mike joins the team with incredible passion for all things sports and events related. You may have already met him out on the field or at a rafting trip! When you see him out and about feel free to introduce yourself. As events and marketing guru, Mike brings new passion and innovation to helping SBS create absolutely incredible experiences for all SBS-ers!
Ky Winborn -- Athletic Director
Ky comes to Boston by way of Oregon and Maine. His love of sports and adventure started early with baseball, tennis, basketball, and multi-day hikes through the Northwest mountains. You may see him around Boston playing volleyball, softball, and curling (yes, you heard that right). At SBS he's making sure the leagues run smoothly, the website looks fantastic, and all your member service requests are top notch.
If you have a sport/league question, comment, or request please email sports@SocialBostonSports.com
Maggie Walsh -- Partner Relations Manager