The Seattle Athletic Club is one of Seattle’s finest and most established athletic clubs. The SAC has generously offered use of their squash facilities four times per week to our students. They are also providing space for tutoring the kids while not on court. We are very fortunate to be able to provide our students with top notch squash facilities at no cost to us (not the case for many other urban squash programs.) The Seattle Athletic Club’s support and cooperation is an example of community outreach and philanthropy at its finest. We are very pleased to be working with such an exemplary facility and look forward to strengthening our partnership in the years to come.
We are very excited to continue our partnership with Northgate Elementary. Located 1.3 miles north of the Seattle Athletic Club Northgate, Northgate Elementary is known for its diverse demographics and small class sizes. In 2013, the percentage of students on free/subsidized lunch was 84.4%, vastly higher than neighboring north Seattle schools. The need for support in North Seattle is often overshadowed by south Seattle’s need for social services and nonprofit programs. This means that Northgate and many of its surrounding neighborhoods, which have equal need for these services, are denied the help they deserve. We are proud to work with Northgate Elementary and the rest of the Seattle Public School system to provide one of many remedies for this problem.
The Seattle Squash Racquets Association is the largest squash governing body in the Northwest, running events, tournaments, and the popular Seattle City Squash League. From the beginning, the SSRA has generously supported the Washington Education & Squash Academy, providing guidance, insight, and funding as we endeavored to grow our program. The SSRA is a critical link between our organization and the Seattle squash community, and an important partner in our commitment to the growth of squash in Seattle.
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