As Reaching Your Dream Foundation celebrates the beginning of its eighth year, we reflect on our ups and downs and our triumphs and where we fell short. Our “dream” was to help develop and promote the “next generation of professional racquetball athletes” by supporting them both on and off the racquetball court and in life. Over the last seven years, we have done just that by supporting hundreds of very talented young women and men athletes from both North and South America.
As can be expected, RYDF has been negatively affected by the two debilitating years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ability to fundraise has been significantly sidelined as we enter year eight.
With your help we can continue our original mission to support these young and talented athletes who still very much need RYDF’s support and help, just as we need your help and support.
Thanks very much for the trust you’ve shown in RYDF to help the wonderful athletes we’ve been so happy and proud to help.
Did you know that 40 of the 75 men and 26 of the 44 women in the most recent US OPEN Pro Singles draws were RYDF athletes? In 2021, we had 99 total athletes on our roster, assisting 44 men and 28 women for at least one event. This is actually lower than in previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 11 tournaments supported in 2021, 11 were won by RYDF supported IRT and LPRT athletes. Thank you for all your support over the past 7 years. Please continue to give as we help these young athletes achieve their dreams.
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