With less than two weeks until the IOC vote, film writer, director, actor, and producer Mike White has joined the Hollywood squash fraternity backing squash’s bid for inclusion into the 2020 Olympic Games.
White was first exposed to squash growing up in Pasadena, California, played in college at Wesleyan University, and continues to play locally at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
White’s versatile career in film and television has incorporated numerous roles including writing and producing on television shows Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks, writing and acting in the films Chuck & Buck (2000) – which was named best film of 2000 by Entertainment Weekly, Orange County (2002), The Good Girl (2002), The School of Rock (2003), and producing and writing Nacho Libre (2006).
In the past two years, White has created, executive produced, and appeared in the first two seasons of the HBO television series Enlightened.
In backing the 2020 Olympic bid, White joins fellow Hollywood stars writer Alec Sokolow, actor William Mapother, Elysium director and co-star Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley, director Tarsem Singh, and actor Dylan Neal.
You can back the bid by contributing to the US Squash Olympic Fund, purchasing the “I backed the bid” One Sport Racquet, following @vote4squash on twitter, and using the hash tag #vote4squash on social media.