The Sunshine Squash Club, a group created and managed by some of our province’s top junior squash players, hosted yet another successful event this past weekend – all for a great cause. By hosting a live discussion this past weekend on the “Path to College Squash”, the Sunshine Squash Club raised over $3,000 to support Squash BC’s Growth Initiative through our Building the Future Fund!

The discussion featured current and former BC high performance junior athletes Spring Ma (incoming student at Yale University), Ocean Ma (incoming student at Harvard University), Henry Jiang (incoming student at Haverford College), Richard Wang (incoming student at Stanford University), Weihan Wang (Grade 11 Student), along with second-year student, Jacob Lin, who shared his first-year experience at Harvard University.

The packed crowd were treated to insights from the group on their college application process, how they balance academics, athletics, and extracurriculars, what they’ve learned from being involved in squash, and more. Throughout the crowd were younger junior squash players, who clearly look up to these incredible role models in our sport community. The event was also live-streamed to more attendees joining virtually.

Squash BC would like to offer a sincere thank you to the Sunshine Squash Club for their fundraising efforts and for selecting our Building the Future Fund as the recipient of this event’s proceeds. As well, we thank all those who donated to support the growth and development of grassroots squash programming in BC through the Squash BC Building the Future Fund.

The Squash BC Building the Future Fund was established as the vehicle for funding the ambitious goals of our Growth Initiative. With the revitalization of squash front of mind, programs and initiatives supported by this fund focus on grassroots development, coaching and officiating capacity building, facility support and advocacy, and sustainable player growth and retention. You can learn more about the Squash BC Building the Future Fund here and donate to it today.