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@GWSquash Hosts SquashWise at LHWC

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The George Washington men's and women's squash teams continued its relationship with Baltimore's SquashWise program last week at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center.

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Founded by GW Squash alumna Abby Markoe, a member of the very first varsity squash team at GW, SquashWise's mission is to provide squash instruction and academic tutoring to support underserved school children in the Baltimore area.

"Both teams played and coached the SquashWise team for a few hours and then gathered for a nice lunch at the courts," said Head Coach Wendy Lawrence. "The kids were eager to learn what life is like as a college squash player, what subjects our players are studying and how to get college scholarships."

GW Squash and SquashWise has had an ongoing relationship for the past five years. Last week marked the groups' second meeting of the season after the Colonials paid a visit to the SquashWise Courts in Baltimore in January.

"Our players really love the relationships they have established with the kids of SquashWise," said Coach Lawrence. "There is a mutual admiration working both ways."

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