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Navy Squash Combines Forces with Baltimore SquashWise

Sophomore Jim Kacergis participated in this year's function with the Baltimore SquashWise program.

April 25, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Last Saturday the Navy squash team played host to 14 students from the Baltimore SquashWise program to promote the value of classroom success and physical education.  Student-athletes from Navy and the Baltimore-based program interacted in a traditional Navy squash practice which included the Mids’ warm-up session, circuit training for conditioning, drop shot, rail and volley drills, followed by plenty of spirited play.

While a good chunk of the day was spent on the squash courts, the midshipmen also answered questions about their experiences at the Academy, including the benefits of a great education.

The day was concluded with stretching followed by Drydock pizza and a tour of the Naval Academy.

Founded in 2007, Baltimore SquashWise is a not-for-profit after-school youth enrichment program serving public middle school students in Baltimore City. The program combines squash instruction, academic tutoring and community service to empower under-served youth to excel academically, athletically and in life.  The program’s goals include — to use squash as a medium for teaching sportsmanship as well as respect for volunteers, fellow students, opponents and oneself; to surround students with academic tutors, coaches and positive role models to encourage all students to reach for their potential; to ensure high school graduation and community service involvement; and to create a safe, fun and constructive after-school environment for underserved youth.

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