The Edmonton Squash Club was full of the city’s top juniors last Sunday for the 11th edition of the Edmonton Junior Squash Event. With an emphasis is on participation and fun and for many, this is their main exposure to competition until the next ESJE.
I loved everything; the pizza, popsicle, gift bag, and meeting new people. The girl I played, Renee, was so nice. Can I go again next yearOlivia Alexander
Brock Alexander, father of Olivia Alexander put it like this:
“Thank you so much for organizing the junior squash event at the Edmonton Squash event this past Sunday. It was a great turnout and I saw many many happy and engaged children throughout the day. The organization of matches, specific courts and times, groupings of skill levels and general administration of the event was executed flawlessly. I particularly thought the squash information quiz was a great hit with the children, it kept them engaged and entertained throughout the morning.
It was a great introduction to the world of squash and both my children are excited to play again. Olivia asked if she can go back to the Edmonton Squash club to play again because “it is a special place.”
Also, the excitement of the draw for prizes kept many children excited throughout the morning. My children were head over heals to win squash rackets and I think Manta has found two new fans.
Thank you again for all the effort and time you put into organizing the event and please pass on my sincere appreciation to all the sponsors: Aaron Roofing Systems, Northern Operational Recycling, Manta, Alberta Jesters, Canadian Western Bank, Parmalat, DLM Distributors, Edmonton Women’s Squash Society, Merlin Benevolent Society and the City of Edmonton. Their generous donations made this event truly memorable to the children and gave them a lifelong memory. The event had a truly wonderful impact on my family.”
Who could put it better than that?
Thank you to Julie Multamaki who makes all the promotional material, collects the money, makes the draws, gathers the equipment, puts the food together, coordinates with the ESC and the Royal Glenora, organizes the sponsors and wrangles all the volunteers required to run such a fun and well run event to get the youth of the city excited about squash.
Junior squash is important to our children’s fitness and the overall sport. It brings kids into the sport early and teaches them not only the basic skills of squash but the etiquette and social side of our great sport. The Edmonton Junior Squash Event is a great tournament that introduces kids to the sport and fundamentals of the game in a fun but structured format. Julie runs this tournament 2 times per year and it is 100% funded by donations and
How can you help?
Julie has organized a raffle with 2 wine themed baskets and 1 squash themed basket. These baskets include:
Wine Baskets: 6 bottles of wine, 2 Riedel wine glasses, chocolate, and candle
Squash Basket: Manta racquet, grips, eye guards, and a lesson with ESC Head Pro, Jeff Williams
Tickets are only 1 for $5 or 3 for $
Draw date: March 01st during Friday Night Drop In at ESC
Thank you in advance for all your support for the Edmonton Junior Squash Event series!