Dick Daly Service Award
Dick Daly began playing squash at the age of 15. Shortly after moving to Seattle in 1965, Dick helped organize the Seattle Squash Racquets Association. Over many years, Dick has served many roles in the SSRA including President, Vice-president, and Secretary. Dick and his wife Mary edited the newsletter for close to twenty years. Dick's accomplishments on the court are many including at least fourteen national titles (both softball and hardball), playing in the main draw at the British Open (55+ age group). Dick now lives in Arizona. When in Seattle, Dick can be found running his opponent around on the court and still attending SSRA meetings. This award recognizes the selfless commitment of this single individual to the local squash community.
During the inception of the squash club at the University of Washington in 2003, up to present, Mike has been instrumental as a faculty advisor, mentor and organizer of the undergraduate traveling team. He has devoted countless hours here in Seattle as well as on the road at the annual tournaments at the Naval Academy, Berkeley and at Nationals. To further assist the development of the players, he has enlisted top level players to coach the students at practice and has also played an outstanding role in facilitating the UW undergraduate players and the UW faculty players' participation in the annual Seattle City League. We thank him for his many terrific years of service to the Seattle squash community.