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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THE 2016 BestShotBall!!!
Special Thanks to Gov. Ed Rendell, Phillies' Chairman David Montgomery, honoree Dan Goroff, The Philadelphia Cricket Club, and all Volunteers!
Saturday June 11, 2016: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
All students, families, volunteers, Board Members, and interested individuals are invited! Please come join us to celebrate our students!!
Where: SquashSmarts, c/o Lenfest Center
3890 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
What Is SquashSmarts?
Founded in 2001, SquashSmarts is a free, intensive out-of-school time program changing the lives of Philadelphia’s public school students.
SquashSmarts is a 501c3 non-profit academic and athletic mentoring program with a proven track record of keeping kids in school, in shape, and on track for graduation.
SquashSmarts works with 6th-12th grade students based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability.
SquashSmarts operates programs at the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (West Philadelphia).
SquashSmarts students attend three practice days each week focusing on Five Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash Instruction, (3) Fitness and Nutrition, (4) Personal Achievement, and (5) Leadership.
SquashSmarts students participate in competitive team and individuals squash tournaments, summer camps, community service projects, cultural outings and special events.
SquashSmarts makes a seven-year commitment to each child to ensure long-term success by providing a team, a family, a safety net and a sense of belonging.
SquashSmarts believes strong one-on-one relationships between students, staff and volunteers is the key to fostering each child’s success and breaking the cycle of Philadelphia’s public school drop-out rate.
SquashSmarts Is Giving Kids Their Best Shot!
What Do Students Say About SquashSmarts?
Award-Winning After School Program
2013 S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year
The National Council of Youth Sports and AIG Insurance
2010 & 2013 Grant Award Recipient The Pew Charitable Trusts
2012 Host to Michelle Obama "Let's Move!" Anti-Obesity Initiative
2010 Robert P. Levy Service Award The Philadelphia Sports Congress
2009 Champion-in-Action Citizens Bank, NBC10, The Philadelphia Inquirer