The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have paid their respects to the family of promising 18-year-old squash player Qainy Bonilla Sandoval who died after a landslide, caused by heavy rains, destroyed over 100 homes and claimed over ten lives in Santa Catarina Pinula on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
Younger brother of PSA player Bryan Bonilla, Qainy (pictured top, left) was one of the most promising squash talents in the region, having been ranked eighth nationally and winning bronze during the Pan-American Games this summer and was a casualty of the freak accident which occurred on Thursday Oct 2.
Not only have the Bonilla family suffered the devastating loss of one of their own, they have been left without shelter after the disaster wiped out their home. The PSA will hold a fund-raising initiative at next week’s Delaware Investments US Open to help raise finances to help the family try and piece their lives back together.
“We simply cannot imagine the difficulties that the Bonilla family are facing right now in what is a devastatingly tragic set of circumstances,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
“Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to them during this tough period of time and we would like to ask everyone in the squash community to show their support by donating what little they can to help this family try and rebuild their home and their lives.”
Along with donating in person at the US Open, anyone wishing to show their support will be able to give via a dedicated page HERE