Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications
Senior Director, Global Communications
NetSuite Expands its Support of Squash as it Continues to Gain Popularity in US
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—September 21, 2015—The 2015 NetSuite Open is adding a new junior event in San Francisco this year as NetSuite continues its efforts helping to promote the sport of squash. The new NetSuite City Junior Silver will be hosted jointly by the Olympic Club and the University Club September 25–27, 2015 and will give aspiring junior players a new competitive, national ranking tournament to help shape their skills and development.
“Many of the local juniors who will play have been to the NetSuite Open over the last 3 years,“ said Jeffrey Young, Squash Director at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. “This is the first year that Busani Xaba of the University Club and I decided to jointly run this silver level tournament. We hope to make this an annual event alongside the NetSuite Open to really showcase squash in the city. We have co-hosted Gold and the higher level Junior Championship Tournament events in the past along with the Bay Club SF but this is the first as part of the biggest squash week on the west coast!”
John Nimick, a U.S. Squash Hall of Famer, President of Event Engine, Inc., and the NetSuite Open producer added, “This is a very special year for the NetSuite Open. Not only are we bringing the state-of-the-art portable glass NetSuite Challenge Court to Justin Herman Plaza for the first time, but we are also showcasing world class women’s pro squash and now juniors. It’s a true feast of squash, which we know will just help propel the sport further in the Bay Area.”
“We’re thrilled to help make new opportunities in the sport of squash available for junior players in the area,” said Evan Goldberg, NetSuite Co-founder and CTO. “We look forward to some fierce competition and exciting matches.”
The NetSuite Junior Silver organisers are expecting more than 100 participants. “It can only be positive with the NetSuite Open using so many different clubs in the bay area for matches, exhibitions, clinics etc. All our juniors can be up close and personal with the best players in the world at their own clubs. This isn’t the case in most sports”, said Young.
For questions regarding the junior tournament contact Jeffrey Young at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Event Engine
Event Engine, Inc. is a visionary event and entertainment marketing company specializing in the creation of unique athletic, musical, corporate and philanthropic events in extraordinary venues. Founded in 2000 by US Squash Hall of Fame member John Nimick, Event Engine has grown from the management of a single, but unique, annual professional squash championship in Grand Central Terminal to a portfolio of successful events in some of the best known locations in North America and with some of the best-known entertainment celebrities in the world. The Event Engine mission is to provide an unparalleled, highly valuable, highest quality result for clients, customer and corporate partners. Event Engine is part of the Welldone Group, a global sports and entertainment agency based in Frankfurt, Germany.
About the NetSuite Open
The NetSuite Open Squash Championships return to San Francisco’s South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza on an all-glass portable squash court for the fourth year September 25–29, 2015. Sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association, the PSA International 100 Men’s event and the Silver 25 Women’s event combine to make the NetSuite Open one of the top 12 professional tournaments in the world as determined by prize money. Early rounds and featured activities of the tournament are hosted by the Bay Club Company’s Northern California clubs, the University Club, the Olympic Club and Stanford University.
Some 450 reserved seats are available for the NetSuite Open, ranging in price from $30 to $250. For tickets, draws, schedule and more information, please visit www.NetSuiteOpenSquash.com. Follow the NetSuite Open on Facebook and Twitter.
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