Patrick Kawka Thank you Letter

Dear Ryan,
I just wanted to thank you guys for all you have done for us. I really enjoyed the trip and I will take all of the things that I learn from you and incorporate it into my lifestyle to help me live a better and healthy life. I really appreciate all the advice that you give us. I feel as if my relationship with Erika is much better now and my relationship with my peers and the kids in the academy is doing great. You make me feel like a leader and by being a leader I have learned a lot. I have the confidence to give advice to the younger kids knowing that they will respect and listen to what I have to say to them. I now have the self security to go to college and be able to separate my self from the wrong and have the confidence to stand up for the right. I have the inspiration to become a better person and to be successful in my life and to help others learn the things that were taught to me through the great speakers I have been introduced to through the foundation. If it wasn't for your help I would be a mediocre person caught up in trying to be the "cool" kid at school failing all of my classes. I have learned most importantly to give back to those who have given to me. I will take this lesson with me into the future when I will become prosperous in my life. I want to make sure to give back to help kids that are just like me growing up and learning. Sometimes you guys give so much and never receive enough credit for what you do for us. I wanted to take the time to thank you guys for all the time you take out of your lives to help better us not only as tennis players, but as people. Thank you Ryan for your infinite considerations. 


Patrick Kawka

Mckay Novak Thank you Letter

Hi Ryan, since this is the new year, a resolution always follows it. My resolution this year is to be more thankful. Because of this, I feel it is absolutely necessary to display my gratitude for all that you and the Foundation do for me. Without the financial help concerning the Academy, Chinese lessons, countless trips, and private lessons, my brother and I could not continue playing tennis at the level that we are. However, the emotional and psychological help you constantly offer are incomparable to anything else. Although I am not the easiest person to deal with, you take my faults in stride and use them to improve my personality and life. I realize that I make your life extremely difficult and protest when you single me out. I am sorry for not comprehending that you simply want to hold me to a higher standard. For this i can never thank you enough! Once again, I am so thankful for your invaluable financial and mental help.


-McKay Novak