EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 31, 2016
Six 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 Annual 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, by all measures.
Six years later, The Anschutz-Hunt Challenge Cup has grown quite a bit. We’ve gone from 64 players to 90, from raising $48K to raising $197K. This year, November 3-5, the Denver Athletic Club will host and we hope to again have 90 players, but raise $250K. Our Saturday dinner, called the 360⁰ Glass Court Bash, will include a glass court exhibition of pros Amanda Sobhy (currently #7 in the world) and Mark Chaloner (formerly #7 in the world) and a live auction. This event helps provide over 21,000 annual hours of support for Impact360's students.
Impact360’s programming occurs year-round and runs on a 7-year cycle, grades 6 through 12. 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.