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President’s Message November

As we head into the Holiday Season, we want to share blessings with our constituency and thanks for its support.  Many successes and a few forgettable events passed this year!   Among them:

…34th edition of the World Senior Racquetball Championships.  Over 230 athletes & 17 countries.

…Renewal of Taos Racquetball under the NM Racquetball banner.

…Remy Feldman received the NM Racquetball/Dr Damian Jelso Scholarship.

…Pagosa Lakes Property Association supported two events this year.

…Lubbock (Zach’s) came on board to host a NM Racquetball sanctioned tournament.

…The University of New Mexico destroyed its 8 racquetball/handball courts.

…USA Racquetball was investigated for violations.

…Renewed energy for the court sports at the Pojoaque Wellness Center outside Santa Fe.

…The 2nd Bi-National Pro-Am was held at Ft. Bliss in El Paso.  Five countries & 95 players.

…Board members adhered to the USOC background check & Safe Sport protocol.

 

Passing            JANE BENTLEY (70)

                                Former Board member of NM Racquetball and WSRC Council member.

                                Jane earned New Mexico Games ‘Athlete of the Year’ award.

                                MICHELLE BLASIMAN (47)

                                Loving wife of Board Member, Tim Blasiman

                                Mother of three

                                Long time supporter of NM Racquetball

Upcoming     Dec. 4-7          Snowball; Highpoint Sports & Wellness, Albuquerque

                                Dec 11-14       NM State Doubles; Midtown Sports & Wellness, Albuquerque

                                Jan                    Pecos Valley Racquetball; Athletic Club, Artesia, NM

                                Jan                    Randy Kahn Midtown Squash; Midtown Sports & Wellness, Albq.

                                Jan                    Rocky Mountain Paddleball; Midtown Sports & Wellness, Albq.