Courting Chicago’s youth, MetroSquash increased its outreach to youth through the sport of squash as it opened its new 21,000 square foot Academic and Squash Center on April 24th. The new facility, the largest of its kind in the Midwest, includes seven single courts, one doubles court, four classrooms and community space.
Joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 20th Ward Alderman Willie B. Cochran and civic leaders, the organization celebrated the center’s opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the center’s first tournament, the MetroSquash Junior Silver Championships.
Located in Woodlawn, on Chicago’s south side, MetroSquash provides a holistic pathway program for youth through squash and wellness programming, academic tutoring, enrichment, mentoring, and life skills to augment their success in school. Supporters hope the new facility will encourage more youth to participate in the program and expect to expand from 150 to 300 players next year.
As general contractor on the project, Bulley & Andrews is proud to have been a key player in bringing this vital resource to the Chicago community. Congratulations to our fellow project team members including Youssefi Consulting Inc., Nagle Hartray Architecture and dbHMS on the completion of this successful project.