Jeanie Shanahan will be honored at SquashSmarts’ VIP Night at the Open on Monday October 9 with the SquashSmarts Service Award.
The executive assistant and officer manager at Philadelphia’s urban squash program, Shanahan joined the staff in July 2007. She had previously worked for a half dozen years at US Squash as an office manager; her older sister, Anne Farrell, was a US Squash staff member for twenty-six years.
Shanahan represents the values of the SquashSmarts family. She supports every alumni of the program. She is the first point the contact for each student, both on the phone and daily in person when they come to practice. She helps with applications. She manages the many events SquashSmarts does around the city. She drives students back to their homes at night.
SquashSmarts VIP Night is a thank-you evening from the SquashSmarts board of directors to the Philadelphia community and serves a kickoff for the seventeenth season of the program.