Dear SUS Supporter,
I’d like to start this newsletter with a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made this year’s SUS fundraising dinner an incredible success. To all of you who attended, helped organize, donated, encouraged, or volunteered: thank you so much. It was truly a wonderful evening. I’d also like to give special thanks to Laura Bachman and Spencer Jacobs, who devoted huge amounts of their personal time and energy to organizing and promoting the event. Great job guys!
For those of you who couldn’t make it, the event featured numerous dance performances, speeches from SUS students, the premier of our new SUS video, a gourmet dinner, and a rocking dance floor after the meal (thanks Claire G!) We exceeded our fundraising goal for the evening and easily beat our total from last year’s dinner. I personally had a great time (obviously the most important thing) and we put the program on track to continue adding students this fall. Not bad for a night’s work! Click here to see some great pictures from the event.
Besides the dinner, we have quite a bit going on here at SUS even though the 2014-15 season ended in June. July brought the start of SUS summer camp, which is a free opportunity for our kids to stay on top of their schoolwork and keep improving their squash. It’s a lot of fun to hang out with them in a more relaxed setting, too. Thank you to the Seattle Athletic Clubs for continuing to generously donate court space for us in the summertime!
With the dinner and the end of the season out of the way, and summer camp in full swing, it’s already time to look ahead to next year. We are planning to add several more kids to the program to bring our total up to around 15. To achieve this, we must rely on the generosity and continued enthusiasm for our mission of our supporters . If you have not yet made your gift to Seattle Urban Squash this year, please consider doing so now. All contributions really do have an impact on the quality of the programming we can offer our students. And to everyone who has already donated, thank you very much for your support. We’re very excited about where this program is going!
Hope you’re all staying cool and enjoying your summers. Happy July!