Third Annual Benefit Ping Pong Tournament a Success
On Friday night, everyone enjoyed great music by Lo Fi Loungers and delicious food by Debbie Kemsel Catering. Folks also enjoyed browsing and bidding on items in the fabulous Silent Auction, getting photographed at Gwen Moore’s Fun Photo Booth, and playing some ping pong.
The Saturday Tournament saw 57 players of all ages and abilities engage in spirited competition. Results were as follows:
Youth: Champ: Danny Trock; Runner-up: Riley Covert
Teen, Beginner: Champ: Ann Mary Varghese; Runner-up: Alex Varghese
Teen, Intermediate: Champ: Aija Kosmrlj; Runner-up: Reid Roberts
Adult, Beginner: Champ: Shadrick Kagoro; Runner-up: Tiabet Essiet
Adult, Intermediate: Champ: Naj Kosmrlj; Runner-up: Vikas Gupta
Senior, Beginner: Champ: Guy Shores; Runner-up: Dennis Romana
Senior, Intermediate: Champ: Philip Sorenson; Runner-up: Patrick Bianchi
Senior, Advanced: Champ: Phil Dillard; Runner-up: Dan Bradshaw
Recognition for the group bringing the largest number of players (and a cheering section) goes to the Capitol Heights United Methodist Youth Group.
“This is a great example of partnering with a non-profit looking for ways to raise awareness AND FUNDING for their cause. We are excited to partner with the Renascenece enabling a Win Win Win combination for all involved”, states Ken Lees, founder and volunteer president of PingPong.GIVES Charity Foundation.
The success of this event would not have been possible without the support of our thirty generous and dedicated sponsors, to whom we offer our profound thanks. A big thank you also goes to our hard working Ping Pong Committee, whose diligence and creativity made the Tournament truly fun for all.