PSA Foundation’s Rebound programme recently highlighted that it has given 2,782 squash items to non-profit organisations across the world.
Rebound is an initiative that collects usable squash gear to send as donations across the world.
We hand pick the programmes that receive Rebound donations so we know we’re sending squash gear to underserved communities that work with children who otherwise would not be able to play squash
Recycling old gear is an environmentally friendly way to get children into the sport.
One of the many programmes that has benefitted from our Rebound initiative is Egolisquash. The South African programme aims to engage kids from previously disadvantaged communities in an intensive and long-term experience.
They do this by incorporating squash, fitness, tutoring, community service and mentoring in order to change children’s lives for better.
Sharon Sibanda, Egolisquash Coordinator spoke with us on how Rebound has enabled them to have a greater impact in their community.
“With Rebound’s donations, our organization has managed to provide kit and equipment to our Innercity and Soweto youths.”
“Access to proper kit and equipment is a huge challenge for our players who come from vulnerable communities and cannot afford the costs of sports equipment, apparel and footwear.”
“Collaboration with Inner-city and Soweto Schools and Communities is the crux of our programme- we have created local partnerships with School Governing Boards and Parents/Carers who play a leading role in getting the buy-in of the Schools Sports Coordinators; Schools Principals and learners to participate in our programme.”
“We hope to expand delivering our programmes beyond South Africa and reach out to more youths who would not otherwise have opportunities to grow through sport due to their backgrounds.”
PSA Foundation are always looking for donations of a wide range of squash equipment, clothing and more. Key items we need to support the growth of squash globally are: