The 2018-19 season was a banner year for Squash Ontario with the help of our many generous donors and sponsors, over $200,000 was raised to support junior squash in our province. The annual Charity Golf Classic, now in it’s 17th year, kicks off Squash Ontario’s fundraising initiatives for each season and continues to grow in number with each year. We are happy to report that thanks to sponsors, donors, and participants, $22,000 was raised at the 2019 Charity Golf Classic on June 14th at the Richmond Hill Golf Club.
With these funds critical initiatives are facilitated throughout the year with the goal of returning Ontario athletes to their rightful place as world leaders in squash. This is done by creating a strong pathway for our brightest young athletes to achieve international success. From grassroots programming, to regional development squads, to provincial talent identification, 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, Slaight Music, Sprott Resources, and YDC and our many sponsors and donors, we thank you for an amazing 2018-19 in growing our sport.
Friday's success was a culmination of generosity from the entire squash community and no contribution was too small. Our sincere thanks goes out to the following people and organizations who have contributed to the community through the 2019 Squash Ontario Charity Golf Classic.