2023 "Squash Dementia" Charity Singles Tournament!
Squash has famously been dubbed ‘the world’s healthiest sport’ and is noted for pushing players’ strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and agility to the limit. Saturday, May 6th, 2023, marks the 9th Annual "Squash Dementia" singles squash tournament, where 72 players take to the singles courts (in 3 divisions) at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club and compete for the coveted titles and amazing winners prize packages. The momentum we’ve built together over the first eight years will make the 9th annual “Squash Dementia” an even more memorable first-class event and experience.
Participating players will not only have a great time, they will be raising funds for the The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where patients can feel at home while receiving state-of-the-art treatment and support, and where leading edge research is encouraged.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Format: Teams of 2 players (handicapped by club pros), singles matches up to 19, team’s net score decides if who advances, each team/player guaranteed at least 2 matches
Gifts: Each player receives a premium gift bag valued at $600+, including a HEAD Backpack, Under Armour Shirt and Shorts, OOFOS Footwear, BALEGA Socks, BioSteel Hydration Mix, Kozlik's Canadian Mustard, and more
Prizing: Prize packages to Winning Teams in Elite, AA, and A Divisions (valued at $1,000+) and Finalists in AA and A Divisions (valued at $500+)
Lightning Round Challenge: Prize packages to the Winner and Finalist
Food & Beverages: The Sushi Bar, Beer, Wine "Kentucky Derby Cocktail", California Veal & Eggplant Sandwiches, Vanipha Asian Gourmet Pad Thai, Chef Andrew's Cricket Club "Southern Style" Customized Menu and of course, Pancers KNISHES!
Live Entertainment: Piano Man Rob Warden
Attendance: 72 players (36 teams of two)
Tournament Cost: $218 per person
Post-Tournament Reception-only Cost: $50 per person
For more information:
Contact: Ira Grossman
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