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May
28

Bash Auction is Live

We hope you’ll join us at the CitySquash Bash on Thursday, May 30th at the University Club in New York City! 

 

Whether you can make it or not, our silent auction is now open and you can begin bidding on our 100+ items that include vacation getaways, squash with top-ranked pros, rounds of golf on exclusive courses, and so much more!
 
CLICK HERE to see our auction items.
 
If you are interested in purchasing an item at its “Buy It Now” price, please email alexandra.boillot@citysquash.org. You will find the “Buy It Now” price below the item description after you’ve clicked on a specific item. The “Buy It Now” option will only be available until noon EST on May 30th.
 

Feel free to circulate widely to your networks as anyone can create an account and bid! The auction will conclude on Thursday, May 30th at 11:30pm EST.

May
15

Spring Tour Explorers

 

From red rocks to coastal lighthouses, wilderness camping to college visits, our annual Spring Tours were a smashing success. For the eighth year in a row, our team members and hardworking staff explored regions beyond the boroughs on 6 unique enrichment trips, visiting a combined 10 different states. For many team members, it was the first time out of the state or on an airplane. Highlighted by museum and cultural site visits, new food and adventures, and yes, even a little squash, the 2019 edition created memories and camaraderie that will last a lifetime.

   
Below are some of our favorite moments from the trips. Special thanks goes to our network of generous hosts and local guides: Silvia Campo and David Hermer, Palmer and Paula Page, Eric Eiteljorg and family from Impact 360, Ben and Lori Matthews, Kathy and Steve Parks, Penn Lunger and family, Suzie Pierrepont, Sarah and Tim Belk, Marcy and Khalil Saliba, the folks at Episcopal High School and St. Andrew’s School (DE), Southampton Youth Services, Steel City Squash, SquashWise, SquashBusters Providence, Kids on Point, and Wild Hope Farm.
 
 
 
Baltimore – Washington D.C. – Philadelphia
 
“I really liked when we baked brownies as a group. It helped me get to know my older teammates on the trip. Now that we are back, I feel like these relationships have gotten stronger.” – Emani, 8th grade
 
 
 
West Virginia – Pittsburgh 
 
“Our trip was phenomenal. We went water rafting, hiking, stargazing, and more. But my favorite part was getting to hang out with my younger teammates. Before the trip, Jayden was just a younger student I did not know very well. After Sping Tour, I’m able to call him a brother.” – Kevin, 11th Grade
 
 
Boston – Providence 
 
“I enjoyed the Spring Tour trip because it was fun and full of joy. Thank you CitySquash for this opportunity! I loved meeting Jordyn’s family and Tina and Giana, the 8th grade leaders on the trip. I loved the aquarium. I will never forget this trip.” – Mireyli, 6th Grade
 
 
Denver, CO – Moab, UT 
 
“Colorado was amazing! We got to see landscapes and stars that we are unable to see from New York City. We went stargazing and we got to learn about constellations” – Joey, 8th Grade
 
 
Long Island East End 
 
“The trip was a spectacular experience because I got to know my teammates better. It felt like we were all sisters by the end” – Stephanie, 5th Grade
 
 
Charleston
 
“The farm was relaxing because we got to spend time in nature. My favorite part was learning to canoe because we got be with friends and try a new experience.” – Merieme, 7th grade
Mar
06

Three More Urban National Titles for CitySquash!

 
This past weekend, CitySquash competed in the Urban Team National Championships at Yale University and Choate Rosemary Hall. Over 550 players from 21 cities came together for the annual event that is put on by the Squash + Education Alliance. In the end, our CitySquash team members made it through to 5 of the 6 championship finals, winning 3 of them.
 
Congratulations to our Elementary Boys, Elementary Girls, and Middle School Boys teams for bringing home the hardware. CitySquash has now won a record 104 Urban National Titles in its 17-year history! More importantly, our team members competed with grit, passion, and sportsmanship all weekend.
 
Below are some highlights from the weekend. Thank you for providing these lifelong memories for our team members.  
 
 
 
 
Feb
20

Squash Update: MS and HS Team Championships

 

The months of January and February were busy for CitySquash coaches and players, capped off by trips to Middle School and High School Team Nationals. At Middle School Nationals, both the boys and girls A teams earned 7th place in their divisions while representing M.S. 45. Highlights included Alexis storming back from an 0-2 deficit in his final match to win and Edward playing what coaches called the “best squash of his life.”

 

At High School Nationals one week later, the girls placed 7th in their division including a nail-biting win over the Hill School. Perla and Jazlyn collected a few 5-game match wins to lead the way. The boys team had a tougher go on the court, but demonstrated grit and tenacity all weekend. Many thanks to our tireless coaches and generous hosts for helping make the trip possible. Up next on the squash calendar: the 2019 Urban Team National Championships at Yale and Choate. 

Jan
15

Class of 2023 Early Decisions

 

6 CitySquash seniors applied early decision to college and in December, all 6 found out they were admitted! Congratulations to our Class of 2023 Early Acceptances:

 

Chris Lucero – Hamilton College

Vanessa Lucero – Franklin & Marshall College

Victoria Haghighi – Bates College

Tanya Mendoza – Connecticut College

Juan Santos – Middlebury College

Xitlali Zuniga – St. Lawrence University