Raise A Racket and Rally for Men's Tennis
KICK OFF EVENT- Was a Smash!! See highlights.
All proceeds from this event built the endowment fund.
ENDOWMENT GOAL $150,000
The continuously escalating cost of athletics programs means that colleges must reach out to alumni and community members for support.
In late 2014, two leaders of the regional tennis community volunteered to help provide that support for Men's Tennis at De Anza. Dana Gill, founder and executive director of Lifetime Tennis, and Jan Young, a former pro and retired director of the Sunnyvale Tennis Center, spearheaded the funding of an endowment. They garnered $25,000 to start the endowment for the program. The endowment was established in January 2015.
Gill and Young continue to work with the college and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation with the goal to raise $150,000 to offset operating expenses for years to come.
Missed the event? You can always make a donation to the De Anza Men's Tennis Team by mail or online.
If you choose to donate online, please follow the instructions below: Click the "Rally Online" button. You will be linked to the FHDA foundation page. Complete the requested information. NOTE: for the "Program" drop down menu, be sure to select "Other," and then type in "DA Men's Tennis" to provide the name of the program. OR click on the "rally by mail" button.
Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Thank you for your support in advance.
Office: PE 51G
Experience: Ron was a Junior ranked player with national tournament experience. NCAA individual winner. NCAA team finalist. Ranked in the top 300 in the world on the ATP Tour. Finals of 11 pro events, and obtained wins over players in the top 20 in the world. Played ATP and Grand Slam events throughout the world. Ron has been a tennis coach for 25 plus years. Ron has coached juniors from beginning level, to as high as # 1 in the US. Ron has coached and traveled throughout the world with players as high as 30 in the world. Ron has Coached at the High School level to the Collegiate level from 1994, and took over the Men's and Women's Head coaching job at De Anza College in 2009.
Contact: Ron Ward