The 2017-18 season was a banner year for Squash Ontario as with the help of our many generous donors and sponsors, over $100,000 was raised to support junior squash in our province. With these funds critical initiatives were launched with the goal of returning Ontario athletes to their rightful place as world leaders by creating a strong pathway for our brightest young athletes to achieve international success. From grassroots programming, to regional development squads, to provincial talent ID, to Team Ontario juniors and then finally joining the likes of Sam Cornett, Hollie Naughton, Nick Sachvie and Mike McCue on the Canadian National Team, our athletes and coaches now have the infrastructure needed to take on the world. With special thanks to Squash Ontario corporate partners Equity Builders, The Jesters of Ontario, Sprott Resources and our many sponsors and donors, we thank you for an amazing 2017-18 in growing our sport.
So on to 2018-2019! To keep these key programs as successful building blocks for the future, our fundraising season kicks off with the 2018 Charity Golf Classic presented by Arrow Capital Management Inc., Slaight Music, and Dowling I.D.A (McCue family) this coming Friday, June 15th , at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. In conjunction, Squash Ontario is pleased to announce our first annual Charity Golf Classic online silent auction for supporters that want to get a head start on the action and support junior squash in our province. Bidding is now OPEN for amazing items generously donated and will close Friday June 15th at 4:00 pm before opening up again for the live auction period between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Some of the auction pieces of for grabs include:
- Squash Lesson with Amr Shabana, four-time world champion, at the new Ten X Toronto facility
- Attic Gold Pendant Necklace
- One week beach house stay in Costa Rica
- Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets
- Squash Lessons and training sessions with top Canadian players and Team Ontario juniors
- Golf Foursomes at Mad River Golf Club, Barrie Country Club, Vespra Hills Golf Club, Duntroon Highlands Golf Club, Briars Golf Club, and more!
All proceeds will go directly to Squash Ontario’s important athlete development programs and junior squash in our province. If you are unable to participate in the 2018 Charity Golf Classic, please consider making a donation to the Squash Ontario Lee Hanebury Fund Junior Fund instead. For those that have already contributed, Squash Ontario extends their sincere thanks for helping to grow the sport we love.
On behalf of Arrow Capital Management Inc., Slaight Music, and Dowling I.D.A (McCue family), as well as Squash Ontario corporate partners, Equity Builders, Jesters of Ontario and Sprott Resources, we look forward to running our biggest and best event yet in celebration of squash in Ontario.