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Seattle Urban Squash is having a… SOX HOP DISCO PARTY at SAC Downtown

Sox Hop Disco Party

to benefit SUS Educational Program as we are the official nonprofit partner of Seattle Athletic Clubs

November 5th | 8:00pm-late

  • Ages 21 and over only!
  • Come join us for dancing and fun

Light Buffet

  • Beer, Wine & Non-alcoholic Beverages provided

Please note: No hard soled shoes or heeled shoes please!

  • Tickets are: $30 – Includes 1 drink

*All donations to Seattle Urban Squash, including raffle tickets, are fully tax-deductible

Cost includes food, alcohol, and music!  Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.seattlesquash.org, by email at info@seattlesquash.org or erica.helsel@seattlesquash.org or at either of the Seattle Athletic Clubs. ( I will have these tickets to you within the next few weeks).

Seattle Urban Squash is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA that aims to combat inequality in education and narrow the achievement gap between poor and wealthy schools.  Our donors and volunteers provide free academic tutoring, squash training, and service learning to a select group of youth from underserved communities in the Seattle area, with the goal of ensuring high school graduation and creating pathways to college.  These programs help our students develop confidence, study habits, discipline, work ethic, athletic skills, fitness expertise, and positive social connections.

Our program also aims to reduce obesity in children and teens by promoting healthy eating and frequent exercise.  We are proud to be part of the burgeoning sports-based youth development movement in the US, and are unique in that movement due to our dual focus on both academic development through tutoring and sports training.

Our Mission: “To offer a group of underprivileged students year-round intense squash instruction, academic tutoring and community service so that they recognize and fulfill their potential in life as students, athletes and citizens.”

Our Vision: “Impact the lifelong health and wellness of students through commitment, diligence, resilience, integrity and team-work.”

Our Goals: Aim for 100% high school graduation and create pathways to 4-year college.

Thanks to our donors:

In 2013-14 season…

  • SUS achieved an increase from 12% to 63% of students who exceed grade level in reading;
  • 78% of our students met or exceeded typical growth in math;
  • We averaged 95% attendance over 250 hours of practice, 3 community service projects, and 4 field trips.

In our 2014-15 season…

  • All 3 SUS 6th graders achieved above a 3.0 core GPA at the end of their first year of middle school;
  • Increase from 1.4 and 2.2 in the first semester

In our 2015-16 season

  • All SUS middle school participants raised their math average by 37%
  • All SUS students achieved a 3.0 or higher in specific areas of struggle
  • We averaged 98% attendance over 250 hours of practice, community service projects and 3 field trips.




Halloween Lunchtime Celebration & SAC Employee Halloween Contest!

Monday, October 31st | 12:30pm – 2:30pm

It’s that time of the year again; time to see the SAC staff get all giddy and act like kids…it’s the SAC Halloween Costume Contest!  Please join the SAC staff and other members for a Halloween lunchtime Celebration. Experience firsthand (not just on Facebook) the creativity and genius that goes into our Halloween costumes. Costume voting is on you: scariest, funniest, most original, and voters choice. So venture outside your comfort zone, throw on your costume, and show it off.

Monday, October 31st from 12:30PM – 2:30PM, indulge yourself in light food and non-alcoholic drinks on us.

For more information please contact:

  • Lisa Huisingh – lhuisingh@sacdt.com or 206-443-111 ext. 291
  • Sarah Richardson – srichardson@sacdt.com or 206-443-1111 ext. 277

Introducing “The Juicy Café”

We are pleased to announce the Seattle Athletic Club has partnered with The Juicy Cafe to provide you with healthy, fresh salads, wraps, smoothies, juices, and more!

The Juicy Café was voted #14 of the top 25 juice shops in America for 2015! Their unique, delicious cold pressed juices (with ingredients like lemon, ginger, cayenne and more) offer healing remedies that many others don’t.

Why The Juicy Café?

  • Smoothies are made to order and food items are prepared using the best ingredients – raw and organic produce whenever possible.
  • High-fiber food and drinks are low in fat, sodium, and calories.
  • Raw, natural (unprocessed) ingredients provide higher nutritional content while also being tasty and satisfying!


Our smoothie special for March is the Green Machine in honor of St Patrick’s Day!  Also, we will be providing smoothie sign-up sheets at select group ex classes so you can pre-order a delicious smoothie and have it ready to go! Stop by the cafe for more information and try any one of our exciting new smoothies.

Inspirational Member of the Month: John Gunnar


John Gunnar is an extremely positive and inspiring member. His energy and smile are contagious! Those of us who know him can count on him to be chewing bubble gum and joking around with members and staff. John has been a member of the Seattle Athletic Club for 30 years. After all this time, his favorite thing about SAC is the people.

While he is training at the SAC he utilizes several departments. He trains with Will Paton, and attends BODYPUMP, Cycle and Yoga classes to stay in shape. His most recent and greatest achievement in health and fitness came earlier this year when he climbed Mount Kilamanjaro. He did all of his training here at SAC! When asked how he felt of this great accomplishment he said, “At 60 years old, it made me feel very good. I was very proud of myself.” His current goals at the club are to remain in shape and keep up with the other fit members. His favorite place to eat, aside from his restaurant Portage Bay Café, is the Skillet. Please congratulate John for being this months most inspirational member!!