Capitol Squash’s focus has always been our students and their families. Now more than ever, our students need our support. Our families are facing immense challenges. The achievement gap is widening every day as our students shift to virtual learning. Our families have suffered major losses, including not only jobs, but also loved ones.
How is Capitol Squash supporting students?
Our staff is continuing the important work of supporting our students. We are hosting daily academic and fitness sessions through Zoom. We are connecting with every family each week and helping them access available resources. We are connecting with students’ teachers. We are distributing Chromebooks and masks. We are collaborating with external partners to provide additional programming. We are putting our students first.
What does the future look like and how can you help?
We continue to employ all of our staff in order to support our students. However, due to the suspension of our Capitol Cup, our only program-wide annual fundraising event, we anticipate a significant shortfall. As we approach the end of the fiscal year on June 30, if you are able, please consider making a donation. Squash + Education Alliance (SEA) has generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar any new or additional gifts to Capitol Squash up to a total of $5,000 between now and June 1st. For those of you that have already given, we extend our deepest thanks.
Want a reason to celebrate?
A week before we suspended in-person programming, Capitol Squash competed in Squash + Education Alliance’s Team Nationals tournament at Yale University. The Middle School Girls A Team came home with Capitol Squash’s first SEA Team Nationals title! We can’t wait for these girls to get back on the squash court and continue to learn, grow, and excel.
P.S. The CARES Act provides two new incentives for donors:
An above-the-line deduction for non-itemizers for up to $300 for cash contributions made during 2020 to public charities. Removal of the cap on the deductibility of cash contributions for those who itemize.