This season at SQB Boston our theme of Discovery and Exploration led us down many exciting and thought-provoking paths.
With the support of corporate sponsors like MFS, SquashBusters raised more than $1.38 million over the course of 2.5 days, all of which will impact 350 young people who benefit from the sports-based development program.
Halfway through the 2017-2018 program year, SquashBusters keeps going and growing. A brand-new team of Providence sixth-graders signs on, the Posse Foundation selects an SQB senior for the third year in a row, and Boston's varsity team heads down to Philly for their first-ever high school nationals. Meanwhile, the Derby's just around the corner!
On February 10, SquashBusters Providence officially welcomed its first team of sixth-graders into the SQB community. Check out the Providence Journal's coverage of the exciting event!
Six years after the launch of SquashBusters Lawrence, the Eagle Tribune checks in to see the program's growth and its long-term impact on its very first students, who will be heading off to college in the fall.
Brooks School and North Andover Country Club
The SquashBusters Lawrence MashUp, sponsored by Anbaric Development Partners, was an enormous success thanks to the efforts of the local squash and platform tennis community.
Year 22 shines especially bright for SquashBusters. We welcome 50 new 6th and 7th grade Boston and Lawrence students, elevate squash to official varsity status, and realize our Providence dream.
The SquashBusters story is one of community. We are excited to share with you our 2016-2017 Impact Report, so you can meet the students, alumni, volunteers and supporters who make the SquashBusters community a truly special one.
SquashBusters continues to expand its impact well beyond Boston and Lawrence, and setting down roots in Providence is only part of that story. SquashBusters students and alumni are making incredible journeys - many of them international. With an alum heading to Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar, two recent grads traveling to Africa and one current student giving back in Costa Rica, the program's reach is truly worldwide.
Thanks to corporate sponsors, world-class professionals, and our incredible fundraising players, the 2017 MFS SquashBusters Derby was once again record-breaking success, bringing in more than $1.3 million in support of SquashBusters' programs.
The SquashBusters family continues to grow and includes not only students and alumni, but supporters, volunteers, staff and community partners as well. In this issue of the newsletter, you'll meet some very special members of our community and learn how SquashBusters has impacted their lives. Plus, see how our students fared at Urban Team Nationals in Philadelphia.