TopSpin Table Tennis Charity Event Set For Dec. 6

TopSpin Charity continues to support youth education in New York City with its charity table tennis tournament and party on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Tickets for the tenth-annual event are now on sale, $140 for event entry and $240 for tournament entry at

TopSpin, a national philanthropic group, dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, will bring together more than 1,200 members of the sports, media and entertainment industries, including top sports executives and athletes from New York-based professional teams. Since 2009, TopSpin has raised $3.5 million for 23 educational nonprofits while also developing dynamic programmatic initiatives, such as the TopSpin Hoops Academy and a weeklong camp program with Harlem Lacrosse.

“The long-term goal for TopSpin is to help provide every child — non matter where they are born — with a quality education.”  said Peter Farnsworth, Founder of TopSpinCharity.  “We use the TopSpin event platform to raise funds and awareness and deliver against this goal.”

This year’s event, as showcased in 2017, boasts two, elevated stadium courts, which will play host to the Celebrity Tournament  featuring professional athletes and celebrities from New York City – and the Professional Division – highlighted by eight professional players from USA TableTennis. A number of retired professional basketball players as well as numerous professional teams are expected to play in the celebrity tournament. The event will also have an Open Division in which participants can now register. Winners of each Division will receive a JBL Charge 3.

The charity event will bring roughly 20 of New York’s top restaurants together, offering an unprecedented catering variety. The event will have a Coca-Cola Lounge, a dynamic cocktail program led by Maker’s Mark and other Beam Suntory spirits. DJ Suga Ray will be providing the sounds for TopSpin 2018. Additional event elements include a photo experience by JBL, and a silent auction in partnership with Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia.

TopSpin will donate all proceeds secured in 2018 to four charities and to supporting TopSpin’s own programs aimed at increasing the educational opportunities for underserved youth:

· A Better Chance – FM: A Better Chance recruits academically talented students of color from disadvantaged school districts and places them in an outstanding public school in Fayetteville-Manlius.

· Horizons – BFS (Brooklyn Friends School): Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is an academic enrichment program designed to serve kindergarten through eighth grade children from low-income families living in downtown Brooklyn.

· Oliver ScholarsPrepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges

· Harlem Academy: A private school serving gifted children in grades 1-8 from underserved communities

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