The inaugural National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) Citizenship Tour commences Tuesday evening, kicked-off by dinner with Greg Zaff, the Founder of CEO of SquashBusters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
For twenty-two high school and college squash players from Harlem, Roxbury, South Chicago, and similar communities throughout the United States, the Urban Squash Citizenship Tour will be a nine-day athletic and intellectual journey from Boston to Washington, D.C., with stops in Connecticut, New York City, the Jersey Shore, and Philadelphia. The students, who have been selected from the country’s fifteen urban squash programs, will play squash, visit landmarks of American history, and meet with individuals in government, journalism, education and the nonprofit community.
Among other highlights, students will meet United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, Representative John Lewis of Georgia, and Environmental Defense Fund CEO Fredd Krupp. They will also play squash with the, Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, in Boston, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, in Washington, D.C. The group will visit Walden Pond, sleep in dorms at Harvard University, and walk the Freedom Trail in Boston; and tour the United Nations and New York Times Building in New York City; and the U.S. Capitol and White House in Washington, D.C.
For a full itinerary and list of participants and counselors, visit the Citizenship Tour press release.
For more information on NUSEA visit http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/