Dear friends:

Some of you may know that I am an enthusiastic squash player … and former two-time Minnesota State B Doubles champion and recent finalist, so I am still competing …. I suppose that’s ‘enthusiastic’ ….

On May 19th at the Minneapolis Club, I’m taking part in The Beyond Walls Cup Squash Tournament, and I am trying to raise money for the Beyond Walls program in the process. Although I have been an infrequent fundraiser, this email should be proof about how much I believe in this cause.
Beyond Walls is an Urban Squash program that creates transformative change in the lives of students from some of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s most underserved communities using squash, academics, mentoring and life skills development. They currently serve over 65 students and plan on doubling the program over the next 5 years.

You can learn more about it here:

I am reaching out to you to ask for your help in meeting my fundraising goal. Any amount will really help! If you can act this week, that is best. The project is going well but this is my first time involvement, and I want to help them reach their goal.

It’s easy, just click on the link and then the “DONATE NOW” button on the website to donate:—commodore-2/roderickkettlewell

It will feature a full day squash tournament between teams made up of Pros, Beyond Walls Students and local players like me. The tournament will be followed by a gala (or better said, a PARTY!). Donations of $150 and up will get you entry to both. Please let me know if you would like to attend, we would love to have you (and I know someone who can get you in).

The Beyond Walls Cup is a way for squash enthusiasts and supporters to join together in camaraderie and competition and also support a great cause. It is also our main fundraiser for the year. Good news is that all of the funds benefit Beyond Walls directly.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

If you are able to contribute, it would be greatly appreciated! Everything counts…even small donations!

Thanks for your support and all best wishes! Please call me with any questions.

651-208-8314 – voice, text and voicemail


Beyond Walls – Urban Squash Twin Cities
Learn about the mission, the staff and program by visiting
The Beyond Walls Cup Inaugural Gala Facebook page
Keep up to date on the progress we’re making and get more details about the event on our Facebook page.