On Wednesday, March 16th, the dapperly dressed CSA staff crossed Washington Park to attend the OTR Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Ceremony. The reason being that the Cincinnati Squash Academy won “Nonprofit of the Year” award!
The Awards Ceremony featured food and drink from around the local area along with more than 250 people in attendance. The audience packed the theatre and listened to a guest speaker share stories of Over the Rhine’s revitalization. Then Kelly Adamson began giving out the awards. Soon enough, she read off a brief description of the Cincinnati Squash Academy’s achievements before calling us on stage to receive the award.
Austin Schiff (Executive Director), Peg Wyant (Board Chair), Vir Seth (Squash Director), and Rachael Parker (Academic Director) came on stage amidst song and applause to accept the hand carved trophy and signed certificate.
We would like to extend thanks to the OTR Chamber of Commerce for awarding us this honor and to all of those who nominated us. Furthermore, we would never have earned this award if it wasn’t for our donors, supporters, kids, families, staff, volunteers, and partners. Many thanks to them.
That being said, our mission is not yet complete. This award has only reinforced and fortified our drive to change the trajectory of our kids’ lives and guide them “to and through” college!