The two main objectives of
the Rico Foundation are the promotion of higher education and the advancement
of sports excellence.
To achieve these
goals we have two programs. The first is a scholarship program where financially
disadvantaged children will have the opportunity to get a university level
education. Currently six full scholarships are available which cover the
costs of tuition, living, travel, and all other education activities.
The criteria for acceptance into the program is based on grade point average,
the family's economic background, and a personal assessment by the board
or their appointed representative.
The second program
is to promote tennis excellence in Thailand and Asia by building a world
class facility catering to the most dedicated and able young tennis players.
We hope that children who would have never have had the opportunity to
compete at a professional level will be able to achieve their own goal
of becoming a tennis super star. Disadvantaged children from the local
district will be able to enter the program for little or no cost and the
most able students will be given personal instruction by top tennis pros.
Funding has been
initially been provided by Ric and Corinne Fowler with other initial donations
from Rico International Corp. USA and Thailand. Currently other sponsors
are being sought and the facility is in the construction phase.More