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Dover Squash & Fitness to Host National Junior Squash Team of Pakistan Fundraising Event

Dover Squash and Fitness, home of Dover Squash Academy, is pleased to announce they will be hosting a fundraising event for the National Junior Squash Team of Pakistan on Sunday, June 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Dover Squash & Fitness facility at 721 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Natick.

The aim of the fundraising event is to place four Pakistani squash players in the United States at the Dover Squash Academy for training and conditioning. Dover Squash Academy has recently partnered with the Pakistani Squash Federation to host the Junior Squash Team of Pakistan. The Pakistan Squash Federation will set competitive targets quarterly for each player training in the United States and their performance will be evaluated. This program is expected to polish players’ skills and improve their International ranking. Since there is an absence of International Squash in Pakistan and lack of International Match Practice, the goal is to provide the four squash players these opportunities in the United States.

“Squash is an internationally celebrated sport and is particularly popular in Pakistan,” states Mahmud Jafri, CEO, Dover Rug & Home. “Since there is a lack of International tournaments for these squash players, Dover Squash Academy’s objective is to give them the opportunity to play and improve in the United States. The four players selected have impressive career highlights so far and we hope to see them achieve even more in the future.”

The Squash fundraising event boasts an impressive host committee: Barry Hoffman – Consul General of Pakistan; Paul Mathieson – Dover Squash & Fitness resident squash pro; Dr. Feroz Mahmood, Dr. Ghulam M. Chaudhry, Mahmud Jafri, Hasan Jafri and Arshad Burki.

Event tickets are priced at $100 per person and can be purchased at www.doversquashandfitness.com. The event features a sit-down dinner, beverages and a silent auction. For more information contact Dover Squash & Fitness at (508) 545-2442 or Dover Rug & Home at (508) 651-3500, To find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Mahmud Jafri at msjafri@gmail.com. Follow Dover Rug & Home on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doverrug.

Awesome Express Launches the Wellesley Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Celebrate Summer with the Classic Sound of Rock and Roll

The award winning rock band, Awesome Express, will be performing in their own outdoor concert at Wellesley Town Hall Green on Tuesday, June 19th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  It is free and open to all ages. A Hot Dog cart and an Ice Cream truck will be on site — all you need is a chair or blanket. This concert is sponsored by the Wellesley Recreation Department and the Boston Athletic Association. The rain date is June 20th.

Influenced by Led Zepplin, Styx, the Beatles & AC/DC, Awesome Express is a dynamic group of 4 high school students, ages 15-17, with high energy and outstanding musicianship who perform original music and covers. The members of Awesome Express include Charles Coleman (Wellesley), Charles Winston (Needham), Kyle Coulter (Needham), and Shaqed Druyan (West Roxbury).  The band came together in late 2009, through the local non-profit teen band program, Plugged In, which places teens together for 10 weeks to make music and use their music to help others.  After playing together for a very short time, they realized that they had something special.  Awesome Express entered a battle of the bands and won.

In addition to performing at top venues in the Metrowest and Boston areas, Awesome Express has been  prevailing in band battles ever since. In the last few months, the band was “Runner-up Best Band” at the Limelight Music awards, and was awarded finalist status in the following competitions: the South Shore Teen Talent Competition, the NEGB1 Battle of the Bands, “In the Groove Battle” (semi-finals took place in NYC, Philly, DC and Boston) and the Grand Finale Music On & Up showcase.   They were the 2011 winner of the Berklee High School Battle of the Bands. Awesome Express is now selling their first Ep/Cd.  Recently, Awesome Express performed at the wonderful Slate Club in New York City.  They will be performing at Café 939 in Boston on June 28th.  Visit www.awsomeexpressband.com to find more information, music, photos and videos of the band.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Tanya Coleman via phone at 781-254-8969 or via email at: awesomeexpressband@gmail.com

Shop Wellesley First

Save the Date for the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Shop Wellesley First Silent Auction at the Babson Executive Conference Center.  Visit www.wellesleychamber.org for more information.