We are delighted to announce that the Fifth Annual StreetSquash Cup, concluded on Saturday, May 11th, has raised over $750,000. The StreetSquash Cup, an all day squash tournament held at the SL Green StreetSquash Center on 115th Street, hosted ten teams and many of the top amateur and professional players from around the world.
Proceeds from the event support the important work of StreetSquash, ensuring that we can continue to help more than 500 Harlem youth each year through in-depth tutoring, mentoring, alumni outreach, college preparation and squash programs.
The StreetSquash Cup team leaders, participants, and squash stars have time and again proven their dedication to our cause. The 2013 Cup clearly stands out as one of the most successful and enthusiastic endorsements of urban squash to date, an effort which will sustain StreetSquash’s impact on the lives of our children and families in the year ahead.
We hope you will continue to stay involved and engaged through the summer months and we hope to see you soon at the StreetSquash Center… Perhaps even as a participant or team captain for next year’s StreetSquash Cup!
World class squash professionals join Cup efforts
The StreetSquash Cup 2013 pros included some of the best players from across the globe. Adrian Grant, Chris Walker, Ryan Cuskelly, David Palmer, Bradley Ball, Richard Chin, Amr Khaled Khalifa, Ramit Tandon, Todd Harrity, and Chris Callis demonstrated the apex of squash ability in the intimate fast paced frenzy of the Cup’s format. Special recognition must go to David Palmer who travelled up from Florida and Adrian Grant who came all the way from London, that with the British Open just around the corner! We are so grateful for all of this year’s stellar pros and their leadership in support of squash, StreetSquash and our students.
World class students do their part too!
An integral part of the StreetSquash Cup is the involvement of our students. Not only do our students do a great job in helping to organize and run the event, but each team has one StreetSquasher battling alongside in the squash competition. In fact, in the event of a tie, the deciding factor often comes down to which StreetSquasher pulled off the win.
This year’s student-athletes exemplified the hard work of all the participants, and with many alumni, and returnees in addition to younger new faces taking part, these StreetSquashers are a testament to 13 years of programs. This year’s student participants included:
Hakeem Elliott (’12) – NYU; Lonnie Gibbs (’05) - Wesleyan University; Julian Hackney (’11) – Bates College; Tariq Holland (’13); Raheem Logan (’12) – Wesleyan University; Jazmin Matos (’12) – Franklin & Marshall College; Samantha Matos (’10) – Bates College; Floyd Perkins (’13); Gabby Robinson (’08) - Franklin & Marshall College; Terrance Rose (’12) – New Community College at CUNY; Sion Sennon (’12) – Ithaca College