Urban Squash Toronto is a charity that helps at-risk kids. Located in the Jane and Finch area, it is a haven where youth can participate in athletic activities including squash.
I had the opportunity to create media content for the event. Along with Holly in the City and Standout Media, we interviewed philanthropists including Tie Domi and Nick Kypreos.
Urban Squash Toronto began in 2010. The organization provides a comprehensive education plan including squash training, academic tutoring, mentoring, community service, cultural trips and more.
All students are provided with a healthy meal during each program day.
Squash provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of squash, a player may expend approximately 600 to 1000 calories. The sport also provides a good upper and lower body workout by utilizing both the legs to run around the court and the arms and torso to swing the racquet. In 2003, Forbes rated squash as the number one healthiest sport to play.
Urban Squash Toronto is a truly amazing program with a lot of hard-working and talented people behind it.