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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.

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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