"US Squash has announced Portland Community Squash (PCS) as the second facility to be accredited as an official US Squash Community Affiliate. The Community Affiliate initiative begins the process of developing more formal relationships with key regional facility partners that are closely aligned with US Squash’s mission of promoting squash’s growth and development by increasing access and awareness, supporting meaningful lifelong engagement in the sport, and encouraging sportsmanship while achieving competitive excellence.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Takesian and US Squash have now come together to provide professional expertise to accelerate the launch of more affiliates. CommunitySquash programs are now in the exploratory phase in nearly 20 cities across the country. In the role of Senior Advisor for Community Programs, Takesian will focus on improving access, equity and integration within the sport, supporting emerging community squash programs and reviewing community squash applications. Advisory fees for professional services will be partially covered by US Squash."