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Let’s Move

First Lady Michelle Obama Helps SquashSmarts Give Kids Their Very Best Shot!

July 18, 2012

SquashSmarts and the Lenfest Center hosted First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama this afternoon to promote her Let’s Move! health and fitness youth initiative. 350 VIP’s, including Mayor Michael Nutter (Philadelphia, PA), Mayor Cory Booker (Newark, NJ), Mayor Joe Riley (Charleston, SC) and nine of their peers gathered at Philadelphia’s premier Hunting Park youth center to focus a spotlight on childhood obesity.

My Blue Heaven

Inside Chase Lenfest’s record-breaking penthouse pad

October 15, 2010

Local Philadelphia media entrepreneur and philanthropist Chase Lenfest is known for being a pioneer and pushing the envelope when it comes to business and charity. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his new, swank Center City apartment has already broken all kinds of records. Located in The Residences at Two Liberty Place, the 5,850- square-foot condominium sits on the 46th floor in the luxe contemporary high-rise crafted out of former insurance offices.

The Greatest Place to Play Squash?

"My buddy Chase built this one. This is the greatest place to play squash.”

September 30, 2008

Chase Lenfest played for Yale and graduated in 1986, same year as my brother in law Ming Tsai. [This is the famous PBS chef, a former Yale number one player, who is married to Dave’s sister Polly.] He played varsity all four years and still plays. He was a second team all American in college. Chase is also the man behind Squash Smarts in Philadelphia and is the major benefactor in their $10 million center which was built in downtown Philly.

Using Squash To Get On The Ball

This weekend, 260 kids descended on a state-of-the-art athletic center in Hunting Park.

April 13, 2008

Until last fall, SquashSmarts used courts at Drexel University. But in October, it expanded its program into a new, two-story, 57,000-square-foot facility in Hunting Park. The $9 million center was funded by Ana Maria and H. Chase Lenfest. The same Chase Lenfest who played squash at Yale and showed up at the McMichael School in the bombed-out sneaks.

Philadelphia Gets Urban Squash Home

SquashSmarts, based in Philadelphia, is the latest urban squash program to unveil plans for a dedicated squash facility

August 26, 2006

The facility, which will be known as the H. Chase and Ana Marie Lenfest Community Center, is named after the long time SquashSmarts Board member Chase Lenfest who has been a steadfast supporter of SquashSmarts since its inception.

Players Celebrate Urban Programs

The Mouse That Roared!

July 1, 2004

One of the standouts on the board is Chase Lenfest who gives much of his time and resources and goes out of his way on Saturdays to volunteer with the kids, while simultaneously donating resources to sustain the program well beyond the call of duty.