Dear SUS Supporter,
It’s been a while since our last newsletter, but only because there’s been so much going on that it’s hard to find time to write! We have had a wonderful few months here at Seattle Urban Squash, and now in the heart of our season we are really starting to see our work from earlier in the year pay off. The kids have been diligently practicing their writing, working on everything from journal entries to short stories to book reports to haikus. The results couldn’t be more stunning. This week our 4th and 5th graders had one hour to write a persuasive essay convincing their principal to extend recess. They will be delivering the essays next week, and having read them I honestly won’t be surprised if next year Northgate Elementary gets an extra hour of play time. Most of our students couldn’t even write a paragraph, let alone an essay, before this year, and we couldn’t be prouder of how hard they’ve worked to get where they are now.
Squash-wise, the kids are improving in that really fast way that only young people who get great coaching can. They had a great time at the Stratos Seattle Open hitting with some of the pros who were kind enough to take time away from their match preparations to give some impromptu lessons. We owe a huge thank you to Declan James, Lotte Eriksen, and Harinder Sandhu for generously donating their time and energy to our program. At the very least, they got 12 new hardcore fans out of it! Click here to see some awesome pictures from the tournament.
We have some very fun events coming up where you can help our students and have a blast at the same time! Check out the descriptions below to learn more about our upcoming team tournament, as well as a dance party at Century Ballroom. We’d love to see all of you there! If you can’t attend the events, please consider making a cash donation to Seattle Urban Squash, which will help us meet our operating budget for 2015. We are in an exciting and critical time of growth for our program, and cannot afford to lose momentum. Donations can be made online via PayPal, or by sending a check made out to Seattle Urban Squash to Seattle Urban Squash, 921 N 82nd St., Seattle, WA 98103.
As always, thank you so much for your continued enthusiasm and support. We wouldn’t be here without your amazing generosity.
Have a great spring!