TechPong raises more than $50K for Vancouver charities

Nov 18 2016, 12:12 am

Technology and ping pong don’t seem to go together, but an infusion of both raised $52,616 for charities in Vancouver on November 15.

TechPong  is an annual event that pits tech companies against each other in ping pong tournaments for charity. This year’s event was sold out, with more than 450 people at the venue.

There were 30 people competing in singles tournaments and 32 teams for the doubles tournament.

The competition was intense, but Microsoft was the company that came out on top – for both the singles and doubles.

Robin Chapas won the singles tournament, while Julian Sackmann and Haiming Wang won for doubles. Each winner received $500 charity dollars to support the charity of their choice. The trio also won TechPong’s ultimate prize – the Golden Paddles.

To learn more about TechPong, and find out how your company can get involved, visit them online or follow them on Twitter.

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