: Caption reads: "Garber's YMCA Basket Ball Game." In June 1844, twelve men in London, England, established the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Its principal organizer was Sir George Williams, an English nobleman. In 1851, YMCA chapters opened in North America, including in Boston and Montreal. In 1857, the Young Men's Society of Religious Inquiry, based in Cincinnati, officially united with the YMCA, establishing the first YMCA chapter in Ohio. The YMCA originally tried to instill and continues to seek the development of Christian principles and values in young men. The organization originally confined membership to only men, but since World War II, it has accepted women as members. View on Ohio Memory.
: Garber'sYMCAbasketballgame Subjects
: Sports; Basketball; Basketball players; YMCA; Sports and recreation facilities; Gymnasiums Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)