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2015 Presidents Club meets, prioritizes Juniors.

The USHA Presidents Club met in Tucson during the annual Hall of Fame event for its second meeting to look back at its first year and forward to the coming year. In addition to the projects funded, some of the ideas (that didn't have a cost to them) brought up at the first meeting were acted upon as well. Those included a new webstore, a new iPhone App (thanks to Jeff Wall), better tracking of collegiate handball players, and hours of video posted to the USHA's and Keith Thode's Youtube channels (thanks to Keith).

The Club raised $36,000 for 2014 activities and anyone wanting the current rulebook in hard copy can thank the Presidents Club, along with the upgrades and updates at the home office. Also, juniors and their coaches got a boost at last year's National Junior Three-Wall in Boulder. This year's goal has been raised to $40,000 and the presidents invite you to join them in their good work. All members have a say in how the funds will be spent and membership is $1,000 minimum for the year.

Three-Wall Juniors in LaGrange to get Presidents' Help

The USHA National Junior Three-Wall will be held in conjunction with the 24th Annual LaGrange Three-Wall Tournament. The premiere three-wall event in the Midwest will kick off on Thursday with the National Junior event being held Wed- Fri,. July 15-17. Coaches who bring five kids will have the Ardito and Risner Travel stipends doubled. Juniors will have several other special opportunities as Lake Forest College Handball Coach Mike Dau has been able to open up housing on the LFC campus, including breakfast and transportation to the courts. With the juniors playing Wed.- Fri., they'll have the opportunity to play in the LaGrange event, Fri-Sun for just the extra event fee of $10. Entry is available online on r2sports.com or a printable entry at www.ushandball.org.

LaGrange Park District 24th Annual 3-Wall Handball Tournament & 2015
USHA National Three-Wall Juniors

Site:        Gordon Park, Ogden Ave and just east of LaGrange Road,
             LaGrange, IL.

Deadline:    Juniors due by Monday, July 7th. Others by Monday, July
             14. Checks payable to LaGrange Handball  Tournament and
             mall to: Mike Zahorik, 717 Brewster Ave., LaGrange Park,
             111.60526.

Lodging:     Juniors can stay at Lake Forest College, including
             transportation and breakfast meals for  $21,50-day-
             person in AC rooms and $11,50-day with no AC. Holiday Inn
             Countryside (3 miles from the courts, great indoor pool),
             $110-night, 6201 Joliet Rd,  Countryside, IL 60525
             Phone:(708) 354-4200; Best Western Countryside (3 miles
             from courts, no pool), $90-night, 6251 Joliet Rd,
             Countryside, IL 60525 Phone:(708) 354-5200.

Hospitality: Entry fee entitles each player to refreshments, daily
             lunch and Saturday BBQ.

Format:      All juniors singles age divisions will have a min. of
             three matches. Doubles is single elimination.

Travel fund: Available to Junior players traveling 250-plus miles one-
             way through Joe Ardito and Wafe Risner  Travel Funds.
             Contact Matt Krueger at handball@ushandball.org with
             eligibility questions.

More Info:   USHA: 520-795-0434 or handball@ushandball.org; Jamie
             Simon: hdbllsimon20@gmail.com; James  Komsthoeft:
             fishko@sbcglobal.net; or Mike Zahorik:
             M_Zahorik@yahoo.com.

Enter online at:
http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/tourneylnfo.asp?TID=14134
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