The 2017 Anschutz-Hunt Challenge Cup
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2017
Seven years ago, Frank Bonanno and Eric Eiteljorg sat down to craft an event to support Impact360 (www.impact-360.org) and strengthen the bonds of Colorado’s squash players. The driving inspiration was relationship building – we looked to create an event that fostered and strengthened relationships.
In the Fall of 2011, the Denver Athletic Club hosted the first Anschutz-Hunt Challenge Cup. We had 64 squash players of every ability level participating, divided into 8 teams, competing in both singles and doubles. It was a rousing success. Six years later, The Anschutz-Hunt Challenge Cup has grown quite a bit. We’ve gone from 64 players to 90, from raising $48,000 to nearly $280,000 in 2016.
This year, November 2-4, the Denver Athletic Club will host and we hope to again have 90 players, and raise $300,000 Our Saturday dinner, called the 360⁰ Glass Court Bash, center around the Oracle NetSuite Glass Challenge Court.
Impact360’s programming occurs year-round and for 13 consecutive years, from grade 6 through age 24. Students join in 6th grade and graduate in 12th grade. Through an intentional and spiraled curriculum, and a number of key collaborative efforts, programming is designed to empower students to meet their academic and personal potential.
- Impact360’s approach positions itself as a dynamic and active advocate in the student/family/school relationship, allowing Impact360 to best support its participants. Programming falls into three main categories of core content and related supplemental efforts that compliments the work of the school and the family:
- Each student engages in 9 hours of programming per week during the school year (programming runs Monday – Saturday).
- Each student engages in up to 35 hours of programming per week for 5 weeks during the summer months.
- Each student participates in 450 hours of programming per year and up to 3100 hours of programming over the duration.
This event helps provide more than 21,000 annual hours of support for Impact360's students.