Rick McDaniel

To All Our Friends and Sponsors. A cordial welcome to our 10th Annual CdC Tennis Tournament and a gracious thank you for your generous support.. This year, thanks mainly to increased donations from several corporate sponsors, we were able to institute the new Mentors Training Program. Each week, 4 of our Teaching Pros spend 2 hours with 4 of our best young players, teaching them not only advanced tennis skills but also how to stay out of trouble and become a better person. I have always felt that the best way to escape poverty and secure a good job is to obtain an excellent education. That is why the Foundation’s main purpose is to teach the children English and and provide them with scholarships for both high school and college. In 2005 while playing in the Annual CdC Caddies Tournament I asked my playing partner, Marty Chattman, “Why doesn’t someone start a tournament for our Tennis Teaching Pros”?
Marty replied “ thats a good suggestion and since it was your idea why don’t you do it”! So in 2006 with the cooperation of the La Romana Country Club we held our first tournament, and now here we are 10 years later. After starting out with only 1 Individual Sponsor and 1 Corporate Sponsor we now have 98 Individual Sponsors and 23 Corporate
Sponsors. For me personally, this 10 year journey helping the young tennis people in CdC, has been a labor of love and a very rewarding experience. It has also been my pleasure to work with all of you and on behalf of all the ball boys and players I want to once again thank you for your loyal and generous support.