IRT Offers New Colleigate Scholarship Program

IRT Offers New Colleigate Scholarship Program

The IRT  is proud to announce a brand new scholarship program for college students looking to compete on the International Racquetball Tour during 2011-2012 IRT season.  This scholarship will be named the “Red Swain IRT Scholarship”, after Cliff Swain’s father who passed away back on Thanksgiving Day, 2000.

When you ask Cliff about his father, he’ll tell you he credits his success due to the way he was raised.  Cliff went on to say: “He was an amazing father. As far back as I can remember he made me feel like a man, not a little boy. Every time I stepped on the court I wanted to impress him & make him proud of me.  He was so good to me that I always wanted to make his day better by winning tough matches.  A great parent can make all the difference in the world.”

The IRT will be awarding eight “Red Swain IRT scholarships” to deserving college students. These athletes will receive the following benefits from the IRT:
• Complimentary entry fees and IRT player dues for up to 12 IRT Tier One or Tier One Plus events (excluding Grand Slam Events)
• If athlete earns prize money, dues and entry fees will be deducted for that event• Complimentary IRT player dues for all IRT satellite events
• Housing at Tier 1 Events (where available)• Featured article on IRT website• Collegiate Player Gallery features on IRT website throughout the season
• Collegiate Cup Leaderboard with rankings for all collegiate players playing IRT events
Applications are now being collected for the “Red Swain IRT Scholarship”. Players are encouraged to submit an application directly. In addition, Coaches, Sponsors, and Collegiate Program Directors can submit a player for consideration. Send all applications to Adam Karp, IRT’s VP of Event Development at [email protected] Deadline for applications will be Monday, May 23rd by 11:59 PST.
Please include the following when submitting:
• College or University you are currently enrolled in
• Courses you are taking
• Your Major
• Your plans after college
• Estimate of how many IRT events are you planning on playing in 2011-2012
• Your racquetball goals for 2011-2012
• Your racquetball goals in general