Support for SquashSmarts as sponsorship helps access, equality, community and excellence
By SEAN REUTHE
Tickets are now available for the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, which takes place between October 5-12, via usopensquash.com/tickets.
FS Investments, title sponsor of the 2018 U.S. Open Squash Championships, has committed to serve as the tournament’s title sponsor again in 2019.
The U.S. Open brings the world’s best players to Philadelphia to compete for the 2019-20 season’s most prestigious squash championship in the United States. In 2018, two reigning World Champions captured the U.S. Open trophies: Raneem El Welily won her first U.S. Open, while Mohamed ElShorbagy brought home his third.
The eight-day Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Platinum event was first held in 1954 and has been hosted at Drexel University since 2011. The event pioneered gender parity in prize money for squash professionals in 2013 and is a leader in the drive for equality in the professional game. In 2019, a record $371,000 prize purse will be on offer at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
“We are proud to extend our relationship with FS Investments,” said US Squash President and CEO, Kevin Klipstein.
“This sponsorship sustains the U.S. Open’s status as a premier Philadelphia sports event and world-leading squash championship. US Squash and FS Investments share values of access, equality, community and excellence, and through this partnership are providing significant resources to SquashSmarts as they offer academic resources and squash instruction to Philadelphia grade school and high school students from underserved communities.”
FS Investments Chairman and CEO, Michael Forman, said: “FS Investments is proud to renew its commitment to the U.S. Open Squash Championships, which furthers our efforts to support our city, its institutions and our communities.
“This sponsorship brings together organisations with common values, helps drive Philadelphia’s position as a global city and, most importantly, expands resources for Philadelphia youth who participate in the SquashSmarts program.”
The U.S. Open brings together all elements of the squash community through numerous special events celebrating the core values of the sport, alongside three amateur competitions: the Arlen Specter Pennsylvania Junior Championships, the U.S. Squash Skill Level Championships and the Intercollegiate Doubles Championships. The U.S. Open has become one of the most iconic and important annual sporting events held in the city of Philadelphia.
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