#tbt Did you know that basketball is one of the many sports that was invented at the YMCA?
In 1891, while teaching physical education at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield Massachusetts, Dr. James Naismith was tasked with creating an activity to provide his rowdy class with an indoor physical outlet during the cold winter months. The result was basketball. The original hoops were peach baskets fastened to the walls, and players had to climb to retrieve the (soccer) ball anytime someone scored.
Here Naismith (wearing suit) is pictured with the class that inspired the game.