We exist to honor Ryan's memory by making a difference in the lives of others.

It is our mission in to continue to raise awareness of the dangers around water, both to children and adults,
while hosting fundraising events that will contribute to a decrease in local water related fatalities.

"I just want to be a good person, good people are remembered."

— Ryan Thomas

Open water drownings most often occur within a few feet of safety and most drowning victims had a life jacket available, but chose not to wear it.

Contact Us

  • Do you have a funny story about Ryan?
  • Are there pictures that you would like to add to this website?
  • Do you have fundraising ideas or a willingness to volunteer with our Foundation?
  • We would love to hear from you!
  • Please email us at theryanthomasfoundation@yahoo.com
  • or call Shannon Liebrock at (480) 993-5610.