Ping Pong With A Purpose

Topspin is a ping pong tournament and charity event that was founded on a single basic concept – to build a different approach to bringing together various groups of people. The money raised will be used to support local nonprofit organisations serving youth education.

“Topspin has developed a creative way to solve some of society’s most intractable problems,” said Emilio Collins, senior vice president of global marketing for NBA Entertainment.

Seeking to concentrate their efforts on strategic outreach partners, TopSpin hopes to facilitate children’s education in communities that are most in need. The organisation helps communities achieve their purpose and performance goals through the provision and analysis of corporate resources.

The forum promotes fundraising opportunities by providing professionals with positive public relations and practical information about America’s youth. This is successfully accomplished through a series of charity events dedicated to bring groups together under the pretense of an exciting game of ping pong.

As Michael Shamarek states, “Topspin is like linkedin without the lab top.”

Commencing in New York City in 2009, TopSpin’s ping pong tournament has become a top notch charity event and an exceptional marketing platform.  In less than two years they have raised $300,000 and attracted attendance by over 1500 professionals.

Constantly expanding, TopSpin added Chicago, Los Angelos and San Francisco this year. TopSpin Chicago Charity was held on November 3rd at Venue One.

Peter Farnsworth, founder of TopSpin states, “Chicago was an obvious choice. Chicago has some of the most exceptional business professionals who are competitive and sincere about giving back. Chicago has a strong sports mentality. Topspin is an obvious fit.”

TopSpin Chicago hosted a plethora of Chicago business leaders including the Vice President of Basketball Management B. J. Armstrong, Chief Marketing Officer for The Chicago Cubs Wally Hayward, the director of Partnership Marketing for The Chicago Bears Ryan Muzjak, and many more.

The Topspin Chicago charity event included a 96 person ping pong competition for 400 guests.

“100% of net proceeds will be donated to Chicago public education system. The Noble Network Charter Schools, Working in the Schools and Rowe Elementary Schools will receive the funds,” Farnsworth explained.

Topspin is only getting started, intending to expand into more cities with the hope of highlighting and working with the growing concerns impacting America’s youth today.

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