SAN DIEGO, CA. Access Youth Academy is proud to announce its Squash in the Park event on November 3rd and 4th, 2012.
This exciting two-day weekend of fun will feature the first glass squash court to be placed in San Diego. Centered behind the batter’s eye in Petco Park in the heart of Downtown, the glass court will be a brightly lit centerpiece to a fun-filled weekend. Family mornings and mid-day activities with celebrities will captivate audiences young and old while corporate functions provide a unique opportunity for sponsors to participate in special events – whether it is to play with the pros, challenge an Access student or view an exclusive pro match.
The highlight of the weekend, the Sunset Gala on November 3rd, will feature the finals match of our Best in the West Squash Tournament and a match between two squash champions as well as a live auction, entertainment and hors d’eouvres.
Squash in the Park serves to highlight Access Youth Academy’s success at inspiring underprivileged youth to excel. Making the public more aware of its academic, squash and community-service oriented programming is instrumental in Access’s efforts to expand into the City Heights area, where it would serve over 2,000 low-income students and residents. All proceeds from the Sunset Gala will benefit the continuation and expansion of Access Youth Academy’s program.
Since 2006, Access Youth Academy, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, has provided a structured after-school environment for San Diego’s underserved youth with a program comprised of academic tutoring, college preparation, health and wellness training, community service and physical fitness through the sport of squash.
The program proudly boasts 100 percent high school graduation and college acceptance rates, of which all students are the first in their families to attend college. We are proud to be able to make a true difference in increasing health awareness and bridging the achievement gap for San Diego’s low-income youth populations.