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Belgium's Tinne Gilis signs a World Squash Day 2019 t-shirt

PSA Foundation Partners with World Squash Day Auction

Following the success of the 2019 World Squash Day in October, this year's World Squash Day Auction will be launched on Sunday November 24th at 19:00 (GMT) with proceeds going to the PSA Foundation.

Signed squash memorabilia will be up for grabs over on the World Squash Day Facebook and Twitter channels, where fans can put in their bids via Facebook comment, reply to tweets, private message or email.

The proceeds will go towards helping the PSA Foundation fulfil its charitable endeavours. The PSA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and its mission is to inspire the next generation of squash players, to foster the growth of the sport by making a positive impact on the communities that it reaches and to support the wellbeing of the professional players that spearhead this effort.

The PSA Foundation's Rebound initiative has donated used squash equipment to urban programmes across the world

The World Squash Day Auction is currently in its fourth year after beginning in 2016 when it partnered Unicef, and it has helped raise money for worthwhile causes in the intervening years.

Last year, the Auction was held in conjunction with the inaugural John Batty Squash Tournament, held to raise funds for the renowned squash coach’s chosen good cause, the Chemotherapy Unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth.

Sadly, John lost his battle with cancer early this year but he was proud to be able to hand over a cheque for nearly £4,000 to the unit towards the end of 2018, which included all the funds raised via the tournament, the auction and his own fundraising activities.

This year, the auction will yet again will offer some amazing lots thanks to the enthusiastic contributions from the stars of the PSA Tour. Leading the items up for grabs is a World Squash Day shirt which has been signed by many of the players who competed at the season-opening PSA tournaments, the Open de France in Nantes and the Netsuite Open in San Francisco.

Other lots include an Allam British Open 2019 tournament poster, signed by a huge array of players who participated.

Also available will be the match ball used in the British Nationals Final between James Willstrop and Daryl Selby, signed by both players. Selby has also donated one of his signature 305 Squash playing shirts, used and signed by the man himself.

2019 World Squash Day t-shirts signed by a number of the world's top PSA stars

The Auction will commence at 19:00 GMT on Sunday 24th November and will run for 7 days, ending on Sunday 1st December at 19:00 GMT.

Happy bidding!

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