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Battle of Brooklyn Raises over $100,000!


This past weekend’s Battle of Brooklyn was a smashing success. On Friday, the Heights Casino hosted the kickoff event with a fierce and fun Doubles Competition on the newly-renovated doubles court. Then on Sunday, over 70 competitors convened at Poly Prep for the final day of Singles Competition to decide which team would earn the title of Overall Squash Champion.


Several matches came down to the wire and were decided by a 5-4 score line. In the end, Team Doherty prevailed in the final against Founder’s Team.


On the fundraising side, the Brooklyn Beasts, captained by Mike & Christina Gantcher, defended their title from a year ago by raising $25K for their team, edging No Ball Left Behind, led by Silvia Campo & David Hermer, who raised $22K for the cause.


In total, $105K was raised by all teams, more than tripling the fundraising total from the inaugural event a year ago. These funds will help ensure that we are able to continue to grow our Brooklyn operations while pushing our team members to fulfill their full potential. As student speaker Giana McIntosh said, “CitySquash is far more than just an after-school program. It has given me a second chance, it has given me opportunities, and most importantly it has given me a second family.”


Special thanks to our wonderful facility hosts, The Heights Casino and Poly Prep, as well as our other incredible team captains–Jess & Peter Nicol, Laura Trevelyan & Toby Goldston, Peter Kelly, Buzz Doherty, Sanford Schwartz, Ambriel Bostic, and Sarah & Spencer Robertson.


See below for some of our favorite pictures from the event.



CitySquashers from both Brooklyn and the Bronx took part in the competition


Silvia Campo & David Hermer’s No Ball Left Behind competed hard and earned 2nd place in the fundraising competition


Captain Laura Trevelyan and her Howe’s Hounds team


Captain Peter Kelly and Team Orange v2.0


Jess & Peter Nicol led Team Nicol to a strong showing


CitySquash Founder & Board Chair Sanford Schwartz with the Founder’s Team


Captain Ambriel Bostic and team Hit and Run


Brooklyn team members Ashanti, Angelina, and Catherine helped to ref the weekend’s matches