It’s Time to Get Your Pong On and Support First Book Canada!

Most nights we publishing folk spend our evenings reading manuscripts, but they’ll be none of that this Tuesday night. On May 13th, the people that make decisions about which books end up in your local bookstore will be taking a night off for a good cause. Because we’re all going to…

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From the First Book Canada website,

SPiN Toronto will once again host a night of epic ping pong on May 13th in support of First Book Canada where thirty-two teams of four will battle it out for the 2014 Scotiabank Pongapalooza Cup.  Will Scotiabank’s Kung Fu Pandas, with honorary team captain David Chilton (The Wealthy Barber) come out on top once again?  Join us amidst the battlefield of swinging paddles and stray balls, where guests can bid on some remarkable raffle prizes, play some recreational ping pong, taste SPiN’s amazing hors d’oeuvres and cool off with Hop City beer.

Last year’s event, sponsored by Scotiabank, raised over $30,000 helping First Book Canada give away more than 850,000 brand new books to children in need across the country.  First Book Canada is elevating the quality of education for children in need on a permanent, sustainable basis – but they cannot do it alone. Their partners in ending illiteracy represent some of the smartest, most generous organizations across the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and they want you to join them in this epic ping pong event.

Help us reach thousands of Canadian children who want to experience the joy of reading and owning their very own first book.

Smack talk, authors and a chance to watch a bunch of us get really serious about the game of ping pong sounds like a perfect way to spend your Tuesday night. If you’re interested in attending, ticket information can be found here: http://www.firstbookcanada.org/pong/spectator-tickets

Tickets are $25.00 if you buy before May 13th; and $35.00 at the door. 

Need further convincing? Watch this hilarious video of what kind of competitors you can expect to run into that night:

I look forward to seeing you all there!

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2 thoughts on “It’s Time to Get Your Pong On and Support First Book Canada!

  1. Ping Pong and books, really the best combination :)
    Thank you so much for talking about this. I don’t live in Toronto, but I’ll be donating to First Book Canada later today. -Tania

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