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City of San Francisco Recognizes Oracle NetSuite Open Diamond Anniversary
September 28, 2019 By Chris McClintick no Comments
[Above,(l-r): John Nimick, Evan Goldberg, Phil Ginsburg]
The City of San Francisco commemorated the Oracle NetSuite Open’s ten-year diamond anniversary and the tournament’s contribution to the sport and city during a special on court presentation Friday, September 27.
Representing the Mayor’s office, Phil Ginsburg presented the Certificate of Honor to Evan Goldberg, the tournament’s founder and Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite, and Tournament Director John Nimick.
Ginsburg praised the tournament’s record equal prize money purse of $242,000 this year and the tournament’s economic impact on the city.
“The fact that this event is offering equal prize money for men and women is incredible,” Ginsburg said. “Professional tennis and soccer could learn a few lessons from squash about that. This tournament is incredibly important to development of both the sport and the city. On behalf of the Mayor’s office, we present you with this honor of proclamation and look forward to a great weekend of squash.”
The Oracle NetSuite Open began as the NetSuite Open in 2010, and has since grown in stature and significance. The 2019 Oracle NetSuite Open marks eight years of staging one of the sport’s greatest spectacles–an all glass court in Embarcadero Plaza.