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ISRA Election Results
CONGRATULATIONS to: Marla Cusano, Mike Davern, Laurel Davis, Pam Grace, Dolores Lamberson, Pam Schubach, and Rick Seaberg who have all been elected to two year terms on your ISRA Board! The elections were completed the first week of June and the ISRA Board is already hard at work planning the 2015/2016 Tournament Season for racquetball in Illinois. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the Board Members if you have any ideas about how to promote the sport or if you would like to volunteer.

In addition, we are looking ahead to the ISRA Travel League season starting in October. If you are interested in playing on a team, or if your facility is interested in sponsoring a team, please contact Pam Grace (pgrace@cata.info). We are looking into how to make the Travel League even more competitive and exciting in 2015/2016!

Free eMembership
We often get asked how you can help grow the sport – and here is an easy way! Communication is the lifeblood of any organization like USA Racquetball and the Illinois State Racquetball Association, and we are actively promoting a new eMembership that is FREE and extremely easy to sign up for. All you have to do is click the link below and enter three pieces of information and you are done! You can sign up a friend or neighbor and they will get USA Racquetball’s electronic Newsletter and Quarterly Magazine (online) for free. Try it – you have nothing to lose!!!
Sign up yourself and your friends at USARacquetball.com eMembership

This program is designed for the casual and recreational player or fan who may not compete in the sanctioned events. eMembers will receive access to the digital version of RACQUETBALL Magazine, instruction tips, partner discounts and updates about what is happening in the sport. The greater our reach, the more resources we can bring to the sport.
Sign up yourself and your friends at USARacquetball.com eMembership

National Singles / Awards
Cheryl Kirk is congratulated by Team Illinois at the National Singles Championship as she is awarded the Joe Sobek Award for her contributions to the sport of racquetball. Pictured (l-r) are Bill Roberts, Cheryl, Keith Minor, Kit Lawson, Ray Redelman and Cheryl Gudinas. At the event, Keith Minor brought home a Gold Medal by defeating Jimmy Lowe in the Men’s 50’s, and Cheryl Gudinas was a Silver Medalist in the Women’s Team Qualifying Event. Cheryl was named to the US National Team and is eligible to compete for the United States in this summer’s Pan Am games to be held in July in Toronto, Canada.

Joe Sobek Outstanding Contribution Award – Cheryl Kirk
Few individuals have contributed more to U.S. and international racquetball than Cheryl Kirk of Naperville, Il. Kirk served on the USA Racquetball Board of Directors from 2006-2012 and as its President for the last four years of her tenure. She has volunteered countless hours as Team Leader for the U.S. National and Junior National Teams, coordinating nine events in the past three years. Kirk and husband Kit Lawson have contributed financially to USA Racquetball and in particular to the National Teams as Inaugural Benefactors for the TEAM USA Challenge campaign. Kirk serves on USA Racquetball’s U.S. National Team Committee and Women’s Committee while also filling the post of Vice President of the Illinois State Racquetball Association. She even proofreads every issue of RACQUETBALL Magazine. Additionally, Kirk is an officer on the Boards of Directors of the International Racquetball Federation and Pan American Racquetball Confederation.