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TechPong ping pong tournament raises over $67,000 for charity in Vancouver

Jenni Sheppard Oct 20, 2017 11:09 pm 472

TechPong, an epic night of ping pong and beer in Vancouver, has raised $67,210 to help support science, mathematics, engineering, and math education for young people.

The huge annual tournament, which was hosted by Science World on Thursday night, saw more than 30 local tech groups compete to be crown ping pong champion.

Hanging out at @techpongyvr to support STEM education! #tech #techpongyvr @scienceworldca #stem #pingpong #bctech

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Spectators were also welcome to come along and enjoy all the ping pong action, plus beer, pizza, mixed reality demos, and a huge ball pit.

Companies playing to win included co-hosts UnbounceChimp, and Science World plus MediaValet, BroadbandTV, Copperleaf, Microsoft Vancouver, Appnovation, and Frozen Mountain.

In the end, Microsoft won the doubles championship and Copperleaf triumphed in the singles category, with both awarded the Golden Paddles for their troubles.

Ahead of the tournament, all teams taking part had been raising money to support STEM and youth education in the city – as well as obviously doing some serious training.

The @mediavalet ping pong team at @techpongyvr ! #tech #techpongyvr @scienceworldca #pingpong #bctech

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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