As of December 1st, 2016, Squash Ontario is grateful to be able to accept charitable donations through their partnership with the National Sport Trust Fund. Squash Ontario has a long tradition of generous members of its community donating funds to help grow and develop our sport. Donations may be directed to two very important programs – The Lee Hanebury Junior Squash Fund and the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame. Donors will be issued charitable tax receipts and can make their donations easily using credit card, debit, or cheque. For more information on the Squash Ontario donation program, please contact Jamie Nicholls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee hanebury junior squash fund
The Lee Hanebury Junior Squash Fund acts as an umbrella that contributes to all aspects of Junior Squash development in Ontario. Key initiatives currently funded include Team Ontario's Quest for Gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Squash Ontario's Ambassador Regional Development Program, Squash Ontario's expanding school's portfolio, emerging community center junior programs and expanding girls squash opportunities.
The community is invited to donate to the Lee Hanebury Junior Squash Fund to help grow our sport and bring more juniors into the game we love. In addition, Squash Ontario has several special bursaries and awards that are named after some of the great leaders of our sport and their dedication and impact on our game. Funds can also be directed in honour of these individuals to have their legacies carry on to future generations of squash players.
William Bannerman Junior Squash Spirit of the Game Award
Robert Brooks Bursary
Established in 2016 by the Bannerman/Crossman family, this award is presented annually to the junior player in Ontario who best represents the values of William Bannerman by playing with the utmost sportsmanship and respect for the game, and who has a genuine love and joy of the sport that is infectious. The award recipient will be a junior player who is likely to play squash for life, encourage and coach others of any level and be a humble and enthusiastic shepherd of the sport. This player is not necessarily someone who has achieved high performance success, but someone who will clearly impact the sport and other players through his or her "spirit of the game". One male and one female will receive a $250 bursary each.
The Robert Brooks Bursary has been established by the Braff Family and Friends to offer financial support to Ontario grade 12 students who have excelled in both school and squash. The successful recipients of the Scholarship will be individuals (one male and one female) who have continually shown passion and sportsmanship, both on and off the court, and who are entering higher education (college or university). Successful recipients will have demonstrated a long time commitment to the programming of Squash Ontario. This bursary provides at least $850 to each recipient who will have been accepted for continuing education in an accredited college or university. Click here for past recipients.
Mark Sachvie Coaching Achievement Award
Jim Mason Award
The Mark Sachvie Coaching Achievement Award is presented annually to the coach who has consistently exhibited, espoused and taught the principles of respect, integrity and fair play and who portrays a positive role model both for the game of squash and for the coaching profession. From the late 1980's to his passing in 2013, Mark Sachvie WAS squash in Ontario. He truly contributed to every aspect of our game as a tireless leader in coaching, event hosting, volunteerism and touched and inspired everyone who he came into contact with. One of his many passions for the game was putting countless junior squash players in van and taking them across the province (and later North America, and then the world!). This simple act created lifelong squash players and more importantly lifelong friends while also strengthening families and helping to bond and unify our squash community province wide. In Mark's honour $850 will be awarded to the Mark Sachvie Coaching Achievement recipient each year to fund a coach led trip for their junior program. Click here for past recipients.
Jim Mason left an indelible mark on squash in Ontario at the junior level – his commitment to and passion for junior squash laid the groundwork for the programming which is in place now – he mentored coaches who carried the banner and he encouraged young athletes, many of whom went on to achieve national and international acclaim. But through it all, he believed in fair play – on the court and off the court. One male and one female will receive a $250 bursary each. The Jim Mason Fair Play award has become on of the top honours for junior squash players each season, deeply respected by coaches, parents and the players themselves. Click here for past recipients.
Ontario Squash Hall of Fame
The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame was created in 2005 by Squash Ontario to promote a greater awareness of the history of squash in Ontario by recognizing individuals for their outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to the sport, and to preserve the heritage of the game.
The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame is proud to list its members as players Sharif Khan, Heather Wallace, Jonathon Power, Ernest Howard, Gerald Shugar, Donald Leggat, Gary Waite, Gordon Anderson, Graham Ryding, Jay Gillespie, Barbara Cooper, and Melanie Jans as well as builders Jim Mason, Jack Fairs, Susan Swift, Ian Stewart, Anne Smith, Barney Lawrence, Tony Swift, Frank Baillie, Peter Hall and Mark Sachvie.
Every sport should have a home for heroes – the individuals who over the years, were responsible for the growth and development of the game. We guarantee our future when we honour our past.