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File #: 220647    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/23/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/15/2022
Title: Renaming North 33rd Street, between Chestnut and Arch Streets as "Squash Way," in recognition of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Driscoll
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22064700, 2. Signature22064700
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Renaming North 33rd Street, between Chestnut and Arch Streets as "Squash Way," in recognition of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

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WHEREAS, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, US Squash and SquashSmarts joined together to create the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in the historic Pennsylvania State Armory?Building on Drexel University's campus; and

WHEREAS, US Squash, the world's oldest national governing body for the sport of squash, was founded in Philadelphia in 1904 and is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Pan American Squash Federation and the World Squash Federation; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association, the world's oldest squash organization, was founded in Philadelphia in 1903; and

WHEREAS, SquashSmarts, a youth mentoring program and co-founder of the Squash & Education Alliance and the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative, was founded in Philadelphia in 2000 and housed on Drexel's campus since 2002; and

WHEREAS, The Drexel University Men's and Women's Squash Clubs were established in 2005 and achieved varsity status in 2011; and

WHEREAS, Drexel University, US Squash and SquashSmarts have partnered together to host the Men's and Women's U.S. Open Squash Championships since 2011; and

WHEREAS, All U.S. Open Squash Championships since 2011 have been played at Drexel University's Kline & Specter Squash Center in Drexel's Daskalakis Athletic Center, bringing the excitement of a world-class athletic competition to Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, The City and region derive substantial economic benefits from the U.S. Open and a host of other national squash championships including the College Squash Association Men's and Women's Team Champions, the U.S. High School and U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championship and the U.S. Junior Open Squash Championship which is the largest individual junior squash tournament in the world; and

WHEREAS, The U.S. Open in 2013 became the first Pr...

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