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Open Monday to Friday, 5 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm; Sunday 8 am to Noon 

Monday-Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 6am to 6pm, Sunday: 8am to 5pm

The Keene Family YMCA is excited to announce their signature fundraising event is happening live! Get your tickets for this year’s event here.

The 2021 Sneaker Ball – Recess Edition – is taking place on location at the Y on Saturday, August 21st. As the title suggests, this event will be 100% outdoors in the field and attendees will be treated to a variety of new and exciting activities to celebrate our ability to gather and to support the Y in their efforts to strengthen our community.

Our theme for this alternative Sneaker Ball is one we can all get behind – we’ll be taking you back to 1985 so don’t be shy – show up in your best 80s garb for a chance to win some sweet prizes!

Each ticket purchased is good for one pod which will hold up to 6 guests. The field will be sectioned off to ensure adequate social distancing. Masks and social distancing protocols at the time of the event will be determined by current state and local requirements.

Below you’ll find a complete list of what’s included in your ticket purchase. On top of all that, the first 250 guests to check-in at the event will have the chance to roll the dice for a brand-new Toyota Corolla, valued at $25,000, courtesy of Fenton Family Dealerships!

Standard Pod Tickets Include:

  • Entry to the event and your very own pod where you and 5 of your closest friends or family (for a total of 6 people per pod) can be together and enjoy the festivities.
  • Charcuterie box for 6, courtesy of CC&D’s Market Kitchen, delectable desserts by The Bread Shed and JCakes, and themed mocktails.
  • Live entertainment by local band Life on Venus.
  • A chance to compete for fun prizes! Contests to include Best Costume, Best Decorated Pod, and others to be announced. Remember – it’s 1985! Dress accordingly.
  • Opportunity to enter an exclusive raffle for a Private Chef’s Table Wine Dinner at Granita Enoteca!
  • The opportunity to participate in the Y’s Mission Auction where you can donate funds to send a child to summer camp or swim lessons for FREE!
  • Virtual Silent Auction to benefit the Y’s Membership for All fund, allowing us to award financial assistance to families who need it so they can participate in the many Y programs available throughout the year.
  • Photo ops with a real-life replica of the DeLorean time machine!
  • A full-length INTERACTIVE screening of cult classic Back to the Future on the big screen to close the evening.

Level up with one of seven VIP Pods! VIP Tickets include some added perks:

  • Early entry to the event – get a leg-up on the competition and decorate your pod and guarantee that you get to roll the dice for a new car!
  • Premier seats for the movie – all VIP Pods located in rows 1 & 2
  • Oversized pod
  • Swag bags
  • Your own personal server for the event – make yourself comfortable and we’ll wait on you!
  • Free (non-alcoholic) drinks

We are so pleased to present this COVID-friendly version of the highly anticipated Sneaker Ball so we can finally come together to celebrate and show our support for this wonderful community.

This is an 18+ event.

Thank you to our 2021 Event Sponsors!

Photos From the 2019 Event

Photographer Steve Holmes took many photos! They are free to view and available to purchase. See them here

Paul Miller, Development and Community Impact Director, 603.283.5256 or

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