To honour International Women’s Day (IWD), which takes place on Tuesday March 8, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) is giving squash fans the opportunity to get their hands on a truly unique piece of memorabilia later this month as they auction off a dozen pink squash balls, signed by the world’s top 12 players, in aid of “ReBound” which is the PSA’s initiative to channel used squash gear to squash community programmes around the world.
Through ReBound, the PSA helps underprivileged children and adults around the world get active through the sport of squash and in honour of this year’s IWD’s theme, PledgeForParity, ReBound will dedicate all funds raised via the auction directly to those programmes that work specifically with young girls and women.
Fans will have the chance to get their hands on a one-of-a-kind production ball which will be signed by the world’s top women players during this year’s Allam British Open – which takes place later this March as part of International Women’s History Month.
“We’re very excited to be giving fans the chance to get their hands on a truly unique piece of squash memorabilia which will in turn help us support the continued development of squash outreach programmes around the world,” said PSA CSR Manager Adriana Olaya.
“The top female players are amazing athletes and inspirational figures for all young girls getting into the sport. Being able to empower them and encourage them to become active and embrace all the positivity that sport brings with it is a core aim of our foundation and we look forward helping introduce more women and girls to the sport in the future.”
Further details of how to get involved in the auction will be released ahead of the Allam British Open.
For more information on International Women’s Day 2016 go to: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Pledge-Cards