The event is the brainchild of long time Casa de Campo villa owner Rick McDaniel, Chairman of the Fundación Familia McDaniel. In just 6 years he has seen the event grow from eight donors and RD$100,000 to last year’s record 87 sponsors and RD$1.2 million. All funds raised by the Fundación are distributed back to the ball boys and tennis players in the form of the prize money, scholarships and English lessons. In addition, shirts and baseball hats are given to all the players and ball boys. The other two events related to the tournament are a thank-you luncheon for sponsors hosted by McDaniel at his villa and the awards ceremony and dinner at La Romana Country Club. The board members are Pablo Green, Stan Couldrey, Harry Moscatello, Tom Wahl, Emilio Vásquez, Adonis Berroa, Helen Wynne, Magdalena Garcia, Lou Gilmore and Rick McDaniel.