Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic. I’m humbled and honored to play in my second Pine Tree tournament in hopes of raising a lot of money for childhood cancer research. I look forward to pairing up with my high school coach, Clay Sollenberger. Clay took a chance on me, by allowing me to play high school tennis while still in seventh grade. Because of his encouragement and mentorship, I eventually landed a position as a DII scholar athlete at Augustana in Sioux Falls, graduating in the spring of 2017 with degrees in Business and Sports Management. Currently I am the Recreation Program Coordinator for the City of Mendota Heights.
This tournament is very important to me. I have been coming ever since I was a kid watching amazing tennis players raise money for such an important cause. A family friend, Emily Kostik of Prior Lake, died of cancer at an early age. I play for her and all of the amazing kids who fight everyday against cancer.
Once again, I appreciate your donations to an empowering cause. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your amazing support both on and off the court. If you have a chance, please stop by and cheer us on, as we would love to see you August 2-5 in White Bear Lake.
The Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC) Advisory Committee has formed its own entity. This Minnesota nonprofit corporation, the Pine Tree Apple Classic Fund (PTACF), is committed to continuing the PTATC tradition.
Pine Tree Apple Classic Fund (PTACF) has been determined to be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 82-4314989.