RISMEDIA, March 30, 2007-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc. has announced that it will continue its title sponsorship role at the 2007 Sotheby's International RealtyR U.S. Squash Doubles Championships being held March 30 to April 1 in Philadelphia. The event is sanctioned by the United States Squash Racquets Association (USSRA) and is the largest doubles squash event in the U.S.
"We were thrilled to become title sponsors for this great sporting event in 2006, and we eagerly look forward to another exciting championship this weekend," said Michael R. Good, president and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc. "Our continued support of squash, a truly international sport that is widely played by Sotheby's International Realty clientele, represents a natural fit for us. Our network of nearly 400 offices around the world is proud of our ongoing association with such a traditional and revered athletic competition."
Sotheby's International Realty's presence in the U.S Squash Doubles Championships this weekend extends beyond its title sponsorship role. Philip White, chief operating officer of Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc., will be competing in the tournament with partner Kevin Klipstein, CEO of US Squash, the national governing body for the sport of squash in the United States. In addition, representatives from local affiliate brokerages Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty and Henderson Sotheby's International Realty will be attending the Championships to take in all the exciting, high-level competition.
"We are once again truly thankful to the entire Sotheby's International Realty family for their continued, generous support of squash," said Klipstein. "Having such a prestigious and global organization lend its name and resources to our Championships is tremendously beneficial for our ongoing efforts to grow our sport."
The Sotheby's International Realty U.S. Doubles Squash Championships begins today, March 30 and continues through Sunday, April 1 at The Merion Cricket Club, The Cynwyd Club, The Germantown Cricket Club and The Philadelphia Cricket Club. In addition to the Men's and Women's Open Championships, the competition will also feature play in 17 amateur age-group and skill level draws.
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