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. The organization was created for other young professionals who are active, fun-loving and are always up for a great time. Simply put, SBS is rapidly growing community of SBS-ers who love to have fun and live life to the fullest!
SBS provides SBS-ers with an organized way to get involved in events, parties, and coed recreational sports leagues and activities throughout Boston. Our Mission: To provide young professionals with the opportunity to live life to the fullest by staying active through sports leagues, social events, and weekend adventure trips, friendly atmospheres, and opportunity to hang out with/meet new friends and old, all while having as much fun as possible. We will do this while maintaining valuable, fresh, memorable, and excellent customer experiences while constantly improving our products and services.
So how do I join? First of all, its free! Friends don't cost money and neither does SBS. Simply click here to register, and fill out the brief registration form. Just like a best friend keeps your secrets, we do not sell your personal information. So having that said, please take a minute to register with us so that you can stay in the loop and take part in our up coming events. Once you register you will begin to receive our Weekly Wake-up Calls, keeping you in the know of all that's going on throughout the Social Boston Sports® Community including sports league registrations, party dates, and more!
Also, make sure to set up your user profile so that you can stay in touch with your friends, new and old, through our website. (And although the generic picture we provide you is sexy, we think you can do better so please put a picture up in your profile to make our community a friendly place.)
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.