The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation offers SquashSmarts a $15,ooo Matching Challenge. If this organization can raise $7500 by May 23rd, Dick's will match it, for a total of $15,ooo. Please help SquashSmarts reach their goal by making a donation: https://sportsmatter.com/squashsmarts-starts-new-middle-school-teams all donations must be made on-line via the above link
100% of gifts will be used to help SquashSmarts meet the challenge and, more importantly, enable SquashSmarts Middle School Teams to travel to the 2014 Urban Individual Nationals.
Founded in 2001, SquashSmarts is a free intensive out-of-school time program changing the lives of Philadelphia’s public school students. SquashSmarts is a 501c3 non-profit academic and athletic mentoring program with a proven track record of keeping kids in school, in shape, and on track for graduation.
SquashSmarts works with 5th-12th grade students who are selected based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability. Operating out of two facilities, the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Drexel’sDaskalakis Athletic Center (West Philadelphia), students attend practices three days each week focusing on SquashSmarts’ Five Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash Instruction, (3) Fitness and Nutrition, (4) Personal Achievement, and (5) Leadership. Students also participate in competitive squash opportunities, community service projects, cultural outings, and special events. For more information, www.squashsmarts.org.