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Squash-racquets group raises $4,000 for Niagara Hospice fundraiser

Members of the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association recently competed in the fourth annual Hospice Squash Tournament to help support the Jack Beatty Hospice Memorial Cruise and Clambake. The cruise is one of Niagara Hospice’s largest fundraisers and the squash players contributed nearly $4,000 this year.

The event was held at the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club, and it has raised $11,666 since it began in 2013. The tournament was created by Gui Alvarez, BSRA president. Alvarez, an avid sailor, also has been a skipper for Hospice’s memorial cruise for several years. As one of the cruise skippers, he donates his boat and takes event participants for a cruise up the Niagara River.

Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support since 1988 to more than 25,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with terminal illness. No one is ever denied hospice care due to inability to pay. For more information, visit or call 716-HOSPICE.

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