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Richard M. Daley
We are delighted to announce that Mayor Richard M. Daley, will join us as an honorary chair for the 2010 U.S. Open in MIllennium Park.

We are also delighted to announce that Henry Louis Gates Jr. - W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Humanities at Harvard University, will join us at the event and serve as honorary co-chair.

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago has signed on as the official hotel of the 2010 U.S. Open. Click here for a discounted rate reservation. 

We are pleased to announce that Top Chef Masters champion, Rick Bayless, will be catering the Saturday evening gala finals. 
Thank you to our sponsors and partners:



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Help Us Make History!
Be part of the first ever sporting event held in Millennium Park.

Visit the official website of the 2010 U.S. Open.
 Tickets are available for purchase.

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The best men and women squash professionals from around the world will play on an all glass court on the Pritzker Pavilion stage and compete for the prestigious U.S. Open title. 

The event will also host an educational expo for 2,000 Chicago Public School students and a "skill level" draw for Chicago and out of town amateur squash players.

All proceeds will benefit METROsquash - a non-profit 501(c)(3) - serving Chicago Public School students and their families.

Honorary Co-Chair(s)
 Richard M. Daley
- Mayor of Chicago
Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. -  W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University

 Event Chair
Clare Muņana
- Vice President, Chicago Board of Education

Tournament Committee
James Dodson -
Akili Audio Publishing  
John Flanigan -
The University Club of Chicago
David Kay -
Jevon Thoresen -

David Williams -
Williams, Bax, & Saltzman
John Zabriskie
- Foley & Lardner

Host Committee
Paul M. Cussen
  National Bureau ∙ Co-Chair
Marshall P. Eldred
  Golden Hill Foods ∙ Co-Chair
Jacqueline E. Moss
  Trees Investment Counsel ∙ Co-Chair

Jon Arnold - Plexus Groupe
Mike Barnhill

Tracey Bedford -
Goldman Sachs
Matt Cady - Macquarie Bank
Willie Cochran - Alderman 20th Ward
Don Cooke - McCormick Foundation
James Dodson - Akili Audio Publishing
Don Eugenio - Builderfinish

Randolph P. Frieser - Accelerated Rehabilitation
Douglas C. Grissom -
Madison Dearborn Partners
David Hiller - McCormick Foundation

Jim Jacoby - Manifest Digital
Rich Jones
- University of Chicago
Wade Judge
- LaSalle Investment Management
Dayna Kirk
- Front Row
Andy McAfee
- Abelson Taylor
The METROsquash Auxiliary Board
The Muņana Family & Sam McCartney
Fredrik Nielsen
- FDK Trading
Nick Sandner
- Chance Fusion
Walter Schmid
  - Idea Arbitrage
Patrick Scotto di Luzio -
Harris bank
Brian L. Sedlak
- Jones Day
Karen Smith
- Ogilvy Mather
Mark Taylor -
Capital Guardian
Art Velasquez
- Azteca Foods
William S. Wardrop
- Steere Capital Partners
Reed Webster Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney

Becket Wolf - Citadel
Mike Zeddies - Midland Marketing

METROsquash Board Members
James Dodson, William S. Wardrop, Wade W. Judge, Paul M. Cussen, David Kay,
Peter Dunne, Marshall P. Eldred, Randolph P. Frieser, Michael T. Johnson, Dayna Kirk,
Andy McAfee, Jacqueline E. Moss, Fredrik Nielsen, Walter Schmid, Brian L. Sedlak,

Sangram S. Sisodia, Ph.D.

METROsquash Advisory Board
Henry Bienen, Les Coney, Jonathan F. Fanton, Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.,
Mark Hayden, John W. McCarter Jr., Robert Moore, Ph.D

METROsquash Auxiliary Board Members

Greg Faron, Jevon Thoresen, Brittany Smith, Sam Farooqi, Kendell Anders, Sean Ballard,
Jay Beidler,
Marcus Bosch,  Euler Bropleh,  Randy DePree,  Kunal Desai,  Nick Eugenio,
Sam Farooqi, Scott Gidwitz, 
Harry Goldstein,  Ankur Gupta,  Mark Heather, Elliott Hoopes, 
Troup Howard,
Rob Howell, Marty Kinsella, Russell Kohn,  Jack Krasaeath, Rhodri Lane, 
Evan Lantz, Caroline Lemoine,  Jim Moore, Lexi Paza,  James Rich, Beau River,
Henry Rowland,  Aaron Smith, Toneisha Tillman, Desmond Vindici, Boyd Vor Broker.

Event sponsorship includes a rare opportunity for a company to align public outreach and community interaction with marketing to a key high end demographic

The METROsquash Experience:
Help support an educational expo in Millennium Park for thousands of Chicago Public School students.
Students will encounter exciting new places, people, and ideas including a squash exhibit, academic enrichment exhibits, fitness and nutrition exhibits, financial literacy exhibits and cultural exhibits.

Tournament Sponsorship:
Partner with a premier global squash event that will be the largest in North America. Sponsors will receive branding and public relations opportunities, in addition to corporate entertainment and networking opportunities.

Further your mission by sponsoring the 2010 U.S. Open.

To get involved contact:
John Flanigan at (312) 324-5712 or
David Kay at (773) 241-5150 or