Tennis professional Tony Reyes founded PASS in 2002 to put his faith into action. His vision was to create a quality life skill and tennis program for kids in low-socioeconomic areas. One such school district with no facilities welcomed PASS to try their innovative program. The sport of tennis overcame all barriers.
Over 3,100 students completed the six-week PASS program or participated in community partnership events. The kids were rewarded with rackets and interactive field trips to Arizona State University and local high schools.
In 2012, Tony dissolved PASS to focus on ministry. His 15 year ministry service ended a few years later and he felt the call to re-organize the program and devote all his energy to profoundly change kids lives.
We introduced our own 'PASSport to SUCCESS' program. It is specifically designed to immediately take success skills learned on the tennis court and apply them to everyday life. We continuously look for ways to equip students to be strong leaders, teach them to serve their school community and use a simple formula: Respect Myself + Believe in Myself + Try = Anything is Possible.
PASS is teaching at William T. Machan, Papago and Wilson Schools along side the Phoenix Police Wake Up! clubs. The Arizona State tennis ball kid program is proving to be a game-changer. PASS students willingly embrace the discipline and focus skills that are necessary to be successful ball kids for the player's matches. Students LOVE being ambassadors who represent the excellence of ASU!
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PASS Board of Directors
MARY ANNE KEEGAN