Empowering Youth Through Sports: Join Us for an Engaging Panel Discussion

Take Back The Game

Attention Summit community! The Summit Area YMCA is thrilled to invite you to a special event hosted by the Overlook Foundation that promises to be educational, engaging, and fun for all. Our very own CEO, Paul Kieltyka, will be among the esteemed panelists at the upcoming discussion on the impact of youth sports on our children and teens. Mark your calendars for April 18, from 7:00PM - 8:00PM PM at the Lawton D. Johnson Summit Middle School, located at 272 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ.

The event will be moderated by Walter Rosenfeld, MD, the medical director of children's health for Atlantic Health System. Alongside our CEO, the panel will feature renowned experts from various fields, including:

  • Shannon Babineau, MD, Pediatric neurologist at Goryeb Children's Hospital
  • Ben Brown, DO, Orthopedic surgeon at Atlantic Medical Group Orthopedics
  • Meghan Feehan, PsyD, Psychologist at the Pediatric Eating Disorder Center at Atlantic Health System
  • Katie McCafferty Rathbun, former high school track star and All-American Division I college athlete
  • Linda Flanagan, freelance journalist, researcher, and Author of "Take Back The Game"

In addition to these accomplished professionals, Summit NJ parent, coach, and author Linda Flanagan will also be on the panel to share her insights as documented in her recently published book, "Take Back the Game". Linda's invaluable experience will undoubtedly spark thought-provoking conversations about how to support our young athletes.

As a special treat, complimentary signed copies of Linda Flanagan's book will be given to the first 100 attendees at the event. So make sure to arrive early!

At the Summit Area YMCA, we understand the importance of youth sports in shaping the lives of our children and teens. This event offers a fantastic opportunity to learn from experts, engage in thoughtful discussions, and discover ways to help young athletes reach their full potential. We hope to see you there, ready to engage in this lively and informative conversation.

Thank you to the Overlook Foundation for making this discussion a reality! Don't miss out on this exciting event – mark your calendars for April 18 at 7:00PM, and join us at Lawton D. Johnson Summit Middle School. See you there!

April 18, 2023
Time: Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School

Questions? Contact:
Kelly Lallis 
(908) 522-2840



In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.