The Professional Squash Association have hailed the success of their first ever 'ReBound' collection drive after over 150 items of used squash equipment were collected at the recent Delaware Investments U.S. Open.
The ‘ReBound’ initiative is aimed at helping established squash outreach programmes in countries such as Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and Colombia improve their level of service and accessibility by recycling squash equipment – from used squash balls to unwanted rackets and clothing – collected at Major PSA tournaments across the Globe in partnership with leading squash charity NUSEA (National Urban Squash Education Programme).
Almost 60 rackets, 30 items of squash clothing, 20 racket bags and 20 pairs of squash shoes – alongside other items such as safety goggles, balls and string – were collected and will now be split between NUSEA’s international programmes.
“We have been blown away by the results of our very first collection at the U.S. Open in what has been an incredibly successful initiative that has exceeded all of our pre-tournament expectations,” said PSA CSR and Welfare Development Officer Adriana Olaya.
“The donations we have received will now go directly towards enriching the lives of disadvantaged individuals in some of the most deprived areas around the world.”