First Annual A+ Cup is a Success!

On behalf of the entire A+ Squash community, I want to thank you for helping to make this year’s inaugural A+ Cup a huge event! The event was brilliantly planned, and there was a positive energy radiating throughout the entire tournament. I was able to see some great matches, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I have received great feedback from participants about the progress the kids have made on the squash court, and overall the day was a success.

I would like to thank Erik Granade and Copeland Capital Management for being our Title Sponsor; John Collar and Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle for being our Supporting Sponsor; Jean Marie Bridges for planning, leading, and organizing the A+ Cup with the support of John Collar in its inaugural year. I also would like to thank Ahmed Hamza and the Piedmont Driving Club for hosting us.

Team Bridges won the singles championship. Team Bridges team members are David Bridges, David Rijkers, Ali Syed, and A+ Squash student Angel Osorio. The runners up were Team Boccaccio with team members Jeb Boccaccio, Andre Schnabl, Ashesh Chochki and A+ Squash student McKale Berry. In addition to the squash, there was also a fundraising challenge which was won by Team Collar/DiNuble with $2570.00 collected in A+ contributions in support of their team. The runners up were Team Cronje (Doubles) - $660, Team Singerman (Singles - $870, and Team Post (Doubles) - $1000. We appreciate your investment in the future of Atlanta’s youth and A+ Squash.

I look forward to seeing you again next year, and I implore all of you to continue to support A+ Squash through volunteering, mentorship, and providing the needed capital to support our kids in the future. I am challenging everyone to help spread the word about the work we do for the kids. You can learn more about our programming and all that A+ Squash has going on by subscribing to our newsletter and following our progress on Facebook.

Best regards,