Squash Unites For Inclusion In Olympic Program

World Squash Day on May 23rd is being re-branded as Squash 2016 Day in support of the sport’s bid for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic program.

National federations worldwide are organizing a massive program of events, said a press release. Every squash club on the planet is being urged to throw open its doors to promote the sport and help the Olympic bid.

Squash 2016 bid team member and former world champion Peter Nicol said, “our ultimate aim is for every club in the world to open their doors on this one special day to show people what a fantastic sport we have, to get media and personalities involved, and encourage new participants to take up the game”.

The event is endorsed by the World Squash Federation. World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher said, “this gives every squash club the opportunity to support two major objectives – to raise the profile of the sport and to raise valuable money for the Squash 2016 Bid Fund.

“The Olympic bid is an ambitious project which, if successful, will give squash a deserved place in the Olympic Games. That bid process is not cheap and it is up to every squash player to help the cause”.

He added, “Squash 2016 Day is free to join and we look forward to seeing a massive response, with clubs and federations employing their creative powers to organize (a) fantastic global festival of this brilliant game”.

Clubs will be able to register their Squash 2016 Day events on the World Squash Federation website and will have the opportunity to make instant donations to the Olympic Bid fund.

Special T-shirts will be on sale featuring the Squash 2016 logo with proceeds from each sale supporting the bid fund.

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