Backyard Games

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Produced by the Greater Moncton Progress Club (GMPC), the Backyard Games (BYG) is a unique, fun and exciting annual fundraising event in support of local Children’s and Youth Charities.

In a competitive fundraising market place full of golf tournaments, curling events and bowl-a-thons, BYG is going to be the place to be. This friendly and fully accessible event is open to participants of all fitness and skill levels. Participants will register their team of four contestants at a cost of $400 per team.  Teams who want to bring in some extra Ringers can add up to four additional participants at only an extra $50 each for a maximum of eight people on a team.  Teams will then compete in ten backyard games as they try to make it to the finals for a chance to win cash prizes for their selected charity. Teams can also raise additional funds for their charities; for every dollar over their initial entry fee, 60% can be donated to their charity of choice. The GMPC will use the other funds raised to support the numerous children’s charities that they work with each year.

BYG will be held on June 18, 2016, at St. Anselme Park, 505 Melanson Rd., Dieppe. The BYG event site will be action-packed with the back yard decathlon competition zone, side games for spectators, food vendors, entertainment and a beer garden.

In addition to raising much needed funds for local charities, this event is also designed to be a networking and team building event for the participants.  Meaningful networking opportunities will be accomplished by having up to 100 companies together in a controlled environment where preliminary rounds of the competition will place corporate entities into the round-robin pools. Teambuilding will be fostered through camaraderie building opportunities both from the pre-event fundraising activities each team undertakes to competing together in the event itself.

Corporate sponsors like your organization are being solicited to provide financial resources to help cover off event logistics, marketing and prizing expenses allowing all funds raised to go directly to the charities.  All sponsors and partners will be recognized in the event marketing campaign as outlined in the sponsor category section below.


Tentative games selected are: Washer Toss, Shuffleboard, Ladder Ball, Ring Toss, Horse Shoes, Lawn Bowling, Beer Pong, Zappo (Coin Toss), Kubb (Viking Chess), Corn Hole (Bean Bag Toss)

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